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    Diner car passengers aboard the Amtrak Crescent IBtimes/Alan Huffman
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    Women who were victimized by microlending practices in India IBTimes/Sreeja VN
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    A Kosovo Serb woman cries over a vandalized grave in the ethnically divided Kosovo town of Mitrovica, Nov. 2, 2013. Reuters
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Strangers On A Train: 32 Hours From New Orleans To New York

Alan Huffman boards the Amtrak Crescent to find out who takes a 1,300-mile train trip across America today. 

Microlending: The Economic Golden Child Who Turned Very, Very Bad

A cautionary tale in which poor Indian women give up everything, in some cases their lives, for the loan of a few dollars. Sophie Song and Sreeja VN report.

Time Served?

Serbia wants in to the European Union. The question is, how will the Balkan nation’s murderous history come into play? Helen Massy-Beresford with the latest out of Belgrade. 

The Delicious Taste Of… Modified Compounds?

Pepsi and Coke are looking at ways to make their drinks seem sweeter without adding more sugar, including through taste-modifying compounds. Roxanne Palmer reports.

Not Speaking, In An Unknown Tongue

The last two men who can communicate in an obscure Mexican language are no longer on speaking terms. Avedis Hadjian talks to both (in Spanish, their second language). 



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