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Your Week in Review: June 6

The release of an American POW, firings over General Motors' recalls and the death of the last Navajo Code Talker all made headlines this week. The release of an American POW, firings over General Motors' recalls and the death of the last Navajo Code Talker all made headlines this week.

(RNN) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left Afghanistan after being held captive by the Taliban for almost five years.

He was reportedly traded for five Taliban members being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since his return, controversy has surrounded how he was captured years ago.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced 15 employees were fired for incompetence stemming from a delayed recall involving faulty ignition switches.

The last of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers has died. Chester Nez was one of 29 credited with creating a Navajo-based spoken code to mask U.S. military communications during the war.

Learn more about these stories and others in this week's Raycom News in Review.

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