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Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center

Apr 18, 2014 (Morning Edition) — David Greene talks to "Weekend All Things Considered" host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. That's where troops train for deployment in mock villages. Now that the war in Afghanistan is ending, the future funding of those training facilities is uncertain.

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Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 18, 2014 (Morning Edition) — Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on Thursday. Nowhere is his death felt more keenly than in his native Colombia. Many know this country for its drug trafficking. But Garcia Marquez also made Colombia synonymous with literature -- particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.

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IPO Market Shows Signs Of Strain

Apr 18, 2014 (Morning Edition) — A high-speed trading firm known as Virtu Financial has decided to put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their stock market debut this week and all ten received a rougher than expected reception.

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Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison

Apr 18, 2014 (Morning Edition) — Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Infamous for cases of torture and prisoner abuse, the Iraqi government announced this week it had temporarily closed the prison out of fears it could be taken over by insurgents.

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'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men

Apr 18, 2014 (Morning Edition) — Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China." It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.

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