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Today's news stories: Troops in Iraq, graduation mayhem in France, and limiting youth access to credit

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• In Iraq, Jane Arraf asks, When is a city not a city? As the June 30 deadline for US troop withdrawal from Iraqi cities nears, there are no plans to relocate some 3,000 US troops in south Baghdad. That's just one example of the complexities facing US and Iraqi leaders attempting to adhere to the Status of Forces Agreement.

• Meanwhile, Don Kirk explores the complex world of bribes in North Korea, where the man in charge of relations with South Korea was just executed. Did he take too many bribes, or was the execution a message to South Korea's hard-line president?

Susan Sachs reports on the graduation anxiety gripping France, where 50 colleges and universities have been embroiled in a month-long student revolt. When President Nicolas Sarkozy decided to allow universities to directly recruit professors, determine their own budgets, and raise money from the private sector, protests, sit-ins, and even hunger strikes threw the system into turmoil.


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