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Linda Wertheimer

Linda Wertheimer appears in the following:

Sanctions Target Business Leaders, Others With Ties To Putin

Friday, March 21, 2014

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Washington Post correspondent Will Englund in Moscow about the list of Russians slapped with U.S. sanctions in response to Russia's annexation ...

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A Meteoric Rise For Young 'Divergent' Author

Friday, March 21, 2014

Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling young adult series "Divergent," signed a book deal while she was still in college. The book hit shelves when she was just 22. Now 25, Roth sa...

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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

Friday, March 21, 2014

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against ...

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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

Friday, March 21, 2014

The deadly bacteria continue to sicken and kill people in Haiti. And the epidemic won't stop until the country provides basic sanitation. Many Haitians still don't even have latrines.

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Fifty Years Later, Did The U.S. Win The War On Poverty?

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Jan. 8 is the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reflects on whether Johnson succeeded in his goal.

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With Congress Gone, D.C. Takes On Effortless Beauty

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Washington, D.C., clears out in the last weeks of December, as members of Congress and their staffs head back to their home districts for the holidays. NPR's Linda Wertheimer enjoys w...

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Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet

Friday, November 29, 2013

There has not been much of a Thanksgiving break for the team that's been working frantically to repair the website of the federal government's health insurance exchanges. After a disa...

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Islamic Extremists Alter Dynamics In Syria's War Civil

Friday, November 29, 2013

The extremists have emerged as the best armed and financed opposition to the regime of Bashar Assad โ€” eclipsing the opposition groups favored by the West. The surge is having a profou...

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British Parliament Rejects Military Strikes On Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

The British Parliament has refused to endorse a military strike against Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron had called the session to argue for military intervention in Syria in respo...

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White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Obama administration says action is necessary because Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people last week โ€” killing hundreds. What evidence is there that Syria's government was behind the attack?

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Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The State Department on Tuesday advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of "extremely high" danger there. This comes as 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across ...

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Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and its sister papers. The Graham family, which has controlled the Post for decades, is selling the flagship paper.

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Morsi Supporters Face Government Crackdown In Egypt

Monday, July 29, 2013

In Egypt, the military-backed interim government is moving to end protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. This follows a weekend police attack in Cairo on those sup...

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Remembering Former Rep. Lindy Boggs

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lindy Boggs died Saturday at 97. She served in Congress for nearly 20 years and was U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The former congresswoman from New Orleans and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican died Saturday morning. She was 97. NPR's Linda Wertheimer traces her life and accomplishments, along with her personal legacy.

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'Wringing' Out Personal Bias Is A Daily Exercise

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In his speech addressing the Trayvon Martin case, President Obama encouraged everyone to ask the question, "Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?" Guest host Linda Werthe...

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Fireworks Celebrate Independence In Both Egypt And U.S.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Judging by pictures in the newspapers this week, you might think what happened in Egypt was oddly like our Fourth of July celebrations. Guest host Linda Wertheimer reflects on the imp...

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Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder

Monday, July 01, 2013

Lawyer turned author Robert Rotenberg takes great pains to re-create the relatively calm atmosphere of Canadian courtrooms in his suspense novels. But not all of his characters play b...

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Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Obama administration has decided to provide more assistance to the Syrian opposition after officials became confident the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against rebel forces.

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Are American Attitudes Toward Privacy Changing?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The ongoing national debate over surveillance prompts us to take a closer look at the way Americans think about their privacy. Several scientific studies show that what Americans say ...

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