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Overseas Labor Abuses Prompt Business Shutdown

Host Michel Martin talks to Loretta Tofani, who closed her furniture store after discovering poor working conditions at the Chinese factories that supplied her business. She talks about how she made her decision, and about the factory building collapse in Bangladesh.
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It's A 'Tale Of Two Popes' As Benedict Returns To Vatican

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returns to his newly renovated residence inside the Vatican, where he will be a 10-minute walk from the reigning Pope Francis.
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North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen To 15 Years Hard Labor

Pae Jun-ho, known in the U.S. as Kenneth Bae, is among a number of U.S. citizens arrested in North Korea over the years.
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How Will Obama Make His Case On Syria?

When it comes to the U.S. role in Syria's civil war, President Obama says he's weighing all options. Whatever he decides, he'll have to make his case to a public that hasn't been paying close attention.
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Hunger-Striking Detainees At Guantanamo Are Force-Fed

Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike. The Navy sent dozens of extra medics this week to care for them, and to force- feed some of them. Reporter Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald recently returned from Guantanamo. She describes to Renee Montage the force- feeding procedure at the prison.
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Ahead Of Obama Trip, Mexico Alters Cooperation Agreements

President Obama heads to Mexico Thursday for a three day trip south of the border that includes a stop in Costa Rica. The president says he plans to focus on trade and economic opportunities between the U.S. and Mexico during his visit. But the timing of the trip comes just as Mexico is altering cooperation agreements between the two countries in the fight against drug trafficking.
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Pope Compares Bangladesh Factory Workers To 'Slave Labor'

News reports say that workers at the factories housed in the building that collapsed last week were paid about $50 a month. More than 400 people were killed in the collapse, and some of those who couldn't be identified were given a mass funeral on Wednesday.

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