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Timoney Discusses New Job Training Bahraini Police

Robert Siegel talks to John Timoney, senior vice president for business development and senior consultant for police and security matters for Andrews International, a consulting firm with offices throughout the U.S. and the world. He has been recruited by Bahrain for police training. Timoney is a former Miami and Philadelphia police chief, who won accolades for fighting crime and curbing police shootings of civilians. But his handling of street demonstrations during the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in 2003 brought lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union over the same issues of excessive force and unlawful arrests.
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Italy's Cruise Crisis Spawns An Unlikely Star

Italians have been gripped by the dramatic exchange between the cruise liner captain who left his sinking ship and the coast guard captain who demanded that he go back onboard. Many Italians see the episode as a metaphor for the country's current condition.
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Gettleman Discusses Violence In South Sudan

Audie Cornish speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, about escalating violence in South Sudan.
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French Dilemma: How To Burn Off All That Overtime?

With a 35-hour work week, many in France have accumulated vast quantities of overtime that they are now required to use this year. It poses a big problem for hospitals.
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Cruise Ship Disaster Puts Focus On Safety Concerns

Some of the survivors of last week's shipwreck off the Italian coast described the rescue effort as chaotic and disorganized. A maritime workers union called the disaster a "wake-up call" highlighting long-standing safety concerns — like ships getting too large to evacuate quickly — and lax regulation.

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