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Despite Critics, Gambia Plans Dozens Of Executions

International criticism is building over plans by Gambia's president to execute all prisoners on death row by mid-September. Nine were recently put to death by firing squad, and 38 more remain on death row.
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What's Next? China's Fast-Growing Economy Slows

China's economic boom has altered the global economy but its growth is slowing down. Steve Inskeep talks to Beijing-based economist Patrick Chovanec about China's economic troubles, and how that affects the U.S. economy.
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Chinese Blame Failing Bridges On Corruption

No nation has built so many roads, bridges and buildings so quickly as China. But since 2011, eight bridges have collapsed, according to China's state-run media. Many believe the culprit is government corruption that leads to shoddy construction practices.
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Judge Rules American's Death In Gaza An Accident

A judge in Israel has rejected a suit to re-open the case of Rachel Corrie, the pro-Palestinian, American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer during a protest in the Gaza Strip almost a decade ago. Her parents, from Washington State, were devastated by the ruling.

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