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U.S. Weighs Its Responsibility When Afghan Forces Commit Abuses

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The U.S. has put Afghan security forces in the lead in the fight against the Taliban. Despite that move, the U.S. must still take responsibility for their actions, including when they commit abuses.
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Family-Owned Louisville Slugger Sold To Wilson Sporting Goods

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Louisville Slugger has made baseball bats since the 1800s and is the official bat of Major League Baseball. Wilson Sporting Goods has acquired the company for $70 million.
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U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The decision to evacuate will have an impact on counter-terrorism operations in an al-Qaida stronghold, and also in an area where the self proclaimed Islamic State is starting to get a toehold.
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Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three weeks into the Boston Marathon bombing trial, defense attorneys will soon get their turn. Before sentencing, they'll be limited in what they can say to defend admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarneav.
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First Listen: 'Carrie & Lowell' By Sufjan Stevens

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All Songs Considered co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton discuss the latest from Sufjan Stevens. His new album, Carrie & Lowell, is being featured by NPR Music.
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March Deadline Approaches For Iran Nuclear Talks Deal

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Negotiators from Europe, Russia, China, the U.S. and Iran will be in Lausanne, Switzerland, later this week. They've said the end of March is a make or break deadline to get something accomplished.
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Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The administration is taking a tough tone with the Israeli prime minister. Obama's chief of staff spoke to a liberal pro-Israel advocacy group, insisting on the importance of a Palestinian state.
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How Money Managers' Personal Lives Affect Your Investments

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

For some people who discover a sudden drop in their investments, social science research offers a surprising explanation. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, they underperform by 7.4 percent.
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500 Mile Free Ride Beats Crowded Train Over China's New Year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

During Chinese New Year celebrations, hundreds of millions of people head home from coastal cities to the countryside. Among them, two guys who hitched a ride home to attend their weddings.
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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Only about half of Medicare patients are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.
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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California 'Jacuzzi'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, the San Gabriel River's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up there.
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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.
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Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind," the 21-year-old rapper says of his new album. "I've never been this transparent with myself or with music."
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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.
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Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team Tests NCAA Stenographer

Monday, March 23, 2015

Nigel Hayes peppered a news conference with words not usually heard during such an event. It turns out, he and some teammates were fascinated with the woman who transcribes their press conferences.
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Phoenix Zoo Misidentifies Gender Of Andean Bear

Monday, March 23, 2015

For two years, the zoo said Luka was a male when the bear was really a female. The zoo explained that it's difficult to identify the sex of juvenile Andean bears.
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2016 Presidential Campaign Has Its First Official Candidate

Monday, March 23, 2015

Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Cruz is the first major candidate to outright declare he is running.
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Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Monday, March 23, 2015

Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.
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Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

Monday, March 23, 2015

Former NPR audio engineer Bill Deputy died over the weekend of lung cancer. He understood how sound could create pictures — pictures as vivid as any painting and as clear as any photo. He was 58.
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