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GM To Add 600 Chinese Dealerships In 2012

In the last decade, Chinese auto sales have exploded, driven by rising incomes and intense demand. GM's expansion would bring the number of dealerships up to 3,500 in China. And that's not too far off the 4,400 dealerships it has in the United States.
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Ex-Iceland Leader Found Guilty In Banking Crisis

Former Prime Minister Geir Haarde was the first leader to be put on trial for his role in the global financial crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Michael Stothard, a correspondent for the Financial Times, about Haarde being found guilty of negligence for his handling of the financial crisis. He was cleared of three other charges.
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James Murdoch Testifies At Media Ethics Inquiry

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son James are to appear this week before a panel investigating the practices, culture and ethics of British press. The Murdochs are expected to be asked about the extent of their knowledge of phone hacking by their newspapers.
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Bahrain's Police Show 'Restraint' On Protesters

Police in Bahrain are accused of using excessive force on anti-government protesters in the days leading up to the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Steve Inskeep talks to John Timoney, a former police chief in Miami and Philadelphia, who now advises the Bahraini police force.
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U.S. Military Wages Battle Against Misconduct

The recent scandals surrounding the behavior of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is prompting some soul-searching within the military. After a decade of war, leaders are seeking ways to ensure that troops uphold proper standards of conduct.
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Mona Eltahawy Explains Why Women Are Hated In The Middle East

The prominent Egyptian-born columnist says by controlling women's wombs, men control the future.
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The California Taco Trail: 'How Mexican Food Conquered America'

Once upon a time, tacos were a Mexican snack. Now they're an all-American institution. Gustavo Arellano leads us across Southern California in search of the roots of the American taco.

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