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Mexican Court Frees Drug Lord Convicted In Killing DEA Agent

Rafael Caro Quintero, who was in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and murder of U.S. agent Enrique Camarena, was released because authorities said he was tried in the wrong court.
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Rome's New Mayor Wants The Monuments Pedestrian Friendly

Many cities hold arts festivals during the summer. Rome joined the party last Saturday as part of a larger effort to radically revamp traffic and make the area around the Coliseum and other monuments more welcoming for pedestrians.
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Glock Vs. Glock: Gun Tycoon Loses Alimony Battle

Gaston Glock, 84, has been ordered to pay alimony to his ex-wife, Helga, whom he divorced in 2011. The couple had been married for 49 years. The founder of the Austrian gun company "divorced Helga in order to marry a woman about 50 years his junior," Agence France-Presse reports.
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Uncomfortable In America, Young Immigrant Says Goodbye

Tiffanie Drayton's mother moved her family to the U-S for a better life. But it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Now back in her native Trinidad, Drayton tells host Michel Martin what inspired her to share her story in the Salon piece 'Goodbye to my American Dream.' Byline: Michel Martin
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Maj. Nidal Hasan: A Murderer or Martyr ?

The Barbershop guys talk about the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. He's on trial for a mass shooting at an Army base in 2009 and decided to represent himself. Some have wondered whether that is a wise move. The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Is Obama Snubbing Russia?

Was President Obama's cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin a silly snub or smart diplomatic strategy? The Barbershop guys offer a fresh cut on the week's news.
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"The Road To War" With Marvin Kalb

Veteran journalist and foreign policy scholar Marvin Kalb talks about how more recent decisions to go to war were made and what they say about the evolution of executive power in the United States.

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Studying Abroad In The 21st Century

With shorter programs, different majors and more exotic destinations, college study abroad programs have evolved since the days of homestays and year-long immersions.

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Father And Son Coaxed From Jungle 40 Years After Vietnam War

Ho Van Thanh fled the Vietnam War with his infant son in 1973. Father and son returned to civilization this week.
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Camels May Be A Source Of The Middle East Coronavirus

Scientists find the a tantalizing clue about where people may be catching the Middle East respiratory syndrome. Camels on the Arabian Peninsula and Canary Islands show signs that they've been infected with the virus or a close relative.

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