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Sole Survivor: Iraq Rescue Mission Ended In Tragedy

In our latest installment of the StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative, we hear from Lance Cpl. Travis Williams. In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Williams lost his 12-man squad lost his squad to an IED. He was the only survivor.

Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.

In India, More Women Are Playing Matchmaker For Themselves

With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused websites and companies that organize group outings.

War Of Words: France Debates Teaching Courses In English

The French Parliament is at odds over a measure that would allow French universities to teach in English. Those in favor say it will help attract more international students, while opponents fear it will marginalize the French language.

Toronto Mayor: 'I Do Not Use Crack Cocaine'

Rob Ford responded to a video that surfaced last week that The Toronto Star says appears to show him smoking the drug.

Toronto Mayor Dodges Accusations Of Crack Cocaine Use

Melissa Block talks to Jeff Semple of the CBC about the video that appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.