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Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.

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A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp.

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Why Israel Is Staying On The Sidelines In Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Israel has been largely silent about Russia's muscling in on Ukraine. The tiny country — with a Russian Jewish foreign minister — seems to want to preserve its good relations with Moscow.

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States Are Spotty In Following High Court Lead On Juvenile Sentencing

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.

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Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.

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Iranian U.N. Ambassador's Past Makes Fodder For Diplomatic Dust-up

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The U.S. has denied a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice as ambassador to the United Nations. Bloomberg reporter Sangwon Yoon explains the diplomatic controversy and how it may play out.

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From Cuba To LA Baseball Diamond, Yasiel Puig's Dangerous Odyssey

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yasiel Puig has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but equally remarkable was his perilous journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Jesse Katz told the story recently in Los Angeles Magazine.

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South Korea Ferry Disaster Sets Rescuers, And Fears, In Motion

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hundreds are missing after a ferry sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast. Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul offers details on the latest developments.

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NATO Makes Plans To Bolster Its Eastern Border

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.

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Mass Abduction In Nigeria Suspected Of Being Militant Group's Latest

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pascal Fletcher, the Africa bureau chief of Reuters, explains a recent incident in Nigeria, during which suspected Islamist insurgents raided a school and abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.

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Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The racism Gandhi encountered in South Africa helped spark a lifetime of activism. Historian Ramachandra Guha says without that experience, "he would never have become a political animal."

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With Some Drug Combinations, Overdose Might Be In The Prescription

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some of the dangers of overdose associated with mixing benzos and opioids arise from primary care doctors actually prescribing the mix. Sean Mackey, the director of the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at Stanford, explains more.

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Oil Is Not All That's Booming In North Dakota — So Is Drug Trade

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Local and federal authorities worry over a rise in North Dakota's drug trade. Sharon Cohen of the Associated Press explains the proposed solutions to the issue, which some tie to the recent oil boom.

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Perennial Co-Writer Returns With An Album Of His Own

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dan Wilson is your favorite songwriter's favorite co-writer, lending a pen to artists from Nas to Adele. But he also writes music for himself — and he joins the program to talk more about it.

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Between Heartbleed And Homeland, NSA Treads Cybersecurity Gray Area

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Amid controversy over the Heartbleed security bug, the White House clarified how U.S. intelligence agencies must handle such bugs. Bloomberg News cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley explains.

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Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.

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Coachella 2014 In Photos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We sent photographer Adam Kissick out to the desert to get happy with a giant astronaut, OutKast's reunion, an Este Haim mask and much more at the music festival in Indio, Calif.

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For All You Need To Know About The Blood Moon, Ask Mr. Eclipse

Monday, April 14, 2014

Audie Cornish speaks with Fred Espenak, scientist emeritus at NASA Goddard, also known as "Mr. Eclipse," about the lunar eclipse that will happen Monday night.

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