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Train Offered For Auction Is Not A Toy

A broken-down New Zealand public transit train has close to 3 million miles on it, and it's more than 60 years old. That's significantly older than the highest bidder who is four years old. The tech-savy toddler's $30,000 bid has been removed. And the posting now reads: "Adults only — this is not a toy."
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European Leaders Try To Tackle Eurozone's Crisis

European leaders worked through the night at a summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the eurozone's worsening debt crisis. There's been growing concern Italy will soon become the sixth eurozone nation to request a bailout.
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Sleuth Keeps His Good Eye On Mexico City's Crime

Paco Ignacio Taibo II and his fictional protagonist, Hector Belascoaran Shayne, follow crime trails in a dark, violent Mexico City. But the author has not written about his detective since the drug war began about six years ago.
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Mexican Leftist Faces Uphill Task In Presidential Bid

The former Mexico City mayor narrowly lost the presidency in 2006. This time he's telling voters he'll create opportunities and stop corruption. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's supporters see him as the best hope in Sunday's election against the front-runner, PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto. But critics of his policies are less kind.
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Friday News Roundup - International

European leaders agree to measures to help struggling euro zone members. Egyptian Mohamed Morsi is to be sworn in as president. Tensions heighten between Syria and Turkey over the downing of a military plane. And Russia's president visits Israel. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Violence Targets Women In Mexico, Central America

Violence against women in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala has reached crisis proportions, according to a report by the Nobel Women's Initiative. The group's delegation spent ten days documenting homicides, disappearances, and attacks of sexual violence. Laura Carlsen wrote the report and discusses the findings with guest host Viviana Hurtado.

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