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U.S. Boss Offers Blunt Critique; French Workers Give Fiery Response

The Illinois-based Titan tire company was weighing the purchase of an ailing factory in France. But in a leaked letter, Titan's CEO said the deal was off because the workers were unproductive and the unions "crazy." A war of words has ensued.
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Benedict XVI Leaves The Vatican, Headed To Retirement

The first pope to retire in centuries will stay at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo until an apartment for him at the Vatican is renovated. Meantime, preparations for electing a new pope are under way.
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Has South Africa Reached Rape Tipping Point?

South Africa is still reeling from the recent deaths of two women: Reeva Steenkamp, shot by her sports hero boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, and Anene Booysens, who was brutally raped and murdered at 17. Host Michel Martin talks to independent researcher Lisa Vetten about what the cases may say about violence against women in South Africa.
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Kenya's Candidates Spar In First TV Debates

For the first time, Kenya recently aired presidential debates, ahead of its election. But despite the wide audience, many people doubt the country can get through the election without violence. Host Michel Martin catches up with journalist and debate moderator Uduak Amimo.
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Mastermind Of Great Train Robbery Dies

Bruce Reynolds hid out in Mexico and Canada before returning to England in 1968, where he was promptly arrested and sentenced to 25 years in jail.

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