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This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath explores the bar and restaurant business with a master, hears from a reporter who unearthed tragedy in Iraq, and learns about Boston's bold plan to eliminate the gender wage gap.

Last month, military investigators began a process to charge Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera with two counts of murder in the 2007 fatal shooting of two deaf, unarmed Iraqi youths. But Carl Prine, a reporter who has been following the story, says it is still unclear what happened and why it took so long for the military to act.

One of the largest obstacles in getting people to bike to work is their fear of getting hit by a car. A new grass roots project in Los Angeles is helping folks navigate the ins and outs of traffic with community-based riding.

The weekend after Thanksgiving, a 30-year Pittsburgh tradition gets underway — the annual Dirty Dozen bike race. It's when some of the city's toughest residents tackle its steepest hills.

The UN agency that supplies the basic needs for Palestinian refugees may not be able to meet December payroll for 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers across the Mideast. The agency serves an ever-increasing number of refugees, the descendants of the Palestinians uprooted in 1948.

In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.

Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.

An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.

This week, Pope Francis released a new document called the "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel). His first major document has captured the attention of Vatican watchers, who describe a vision statement of what Francis sees for the future of the Catholic Church.

Child labor is a reality in Bolivia, where an estimated one in three children work. But few face the danger of the country's child miners. A journalist who reported on the issue says some 3,000 children work in Bolivia's mines, children as young as 6. Some in Bolivia are trying to raise the working age; others want to lower it to legalize this employment of very young children.

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