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2:15 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

The Lessons We Learned From Rodney King

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:06 pm

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Two decades after his videotaped beating by four Los Angeles police officers, Rodney King died yesterday at the age of 47. His beating sparked outrage over police brutality. And after a jury acquitted the four police officers, that outrage erupted into riots that left some 55 dead; more than 1,000 injured; and more than $800 million in damage in the City of Los Angeles. King then posed the unanswerable question, can we all get along? which started new and sometimes painful conversations across the country.

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The Record
2:14 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

How Rock Ballads Brought My Father's American Dream To Life

Paul Young onstage in London, 1983.
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Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 8:15 pm

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Middle East
2:14 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Another Detour On Egypt's Path To Democracy

Even before votes were counted in Egypt's first competitive presidential election, military leaders effectively seized control of the country. The ruling military council granted itself broad powers over the government, including budget control, immunity from oversight and the power to declare war.

Middle East
2:00 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

After 30 Years In Syria, Outspoken Priest Is Expelled

The Italian Jesuit priest Paolo Dall'Oglio, shown here at the Syrian Maronite monastery of Deir Mar Musa in 2007, lived in Syria for 30 years before he was expelled Saturday. Dall'Oglio has spoken out in support of protesters who oppose President Bashar Assad.
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Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 11:05 pm

Syria has expelled an Italian Jesuit priest for his outspoken criticism of the government's crackdown on a popular uprising. The Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio has lived in Syria for 30 years, helping to restore a 1,000-year-old monastery that became a center for Muslim and Christian understanding.

Dall'Oglio's departure from Damascus on Saturday was sudden. More than a year ago, the government ordered him out, but a campaign on Facebook — "No to the Exile of Father Paolo" — delayed his expulsion.

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This Is NPR
1:42 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

NPR In The News: NPR Music

Abby Heissler for NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:23 pm

NPR Music Director and Executive Producer Anya Grundmann was profiled last week as part of Fast Company's "Innovation Agents" series, which showcases the personalities behind "the ideas that shake up business as usual":

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A Blog Supreme
1:40 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Around The Jazz Internet: June 18, 2012

The reinstatement of the Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy award was celebrated by many in the jazz community recently.
Luisa Fernanda iStockPhoto

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 8:54 pm

Sorry for the wait. Big roundup this time:

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
1:33 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Laws Of Unintended Consequence: A Warning To Policy Makers

Is the law really the most effective means for confronting drug use and other morally questionable behaviors?
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Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 5:40 pm

This week Caryn Devins joins 13.7 regular Stuart Kauffman to consider the role of reductionism in our legal system. Devins is a third-year law student at Duke University School of Law.

An all-too-common reaction to a given societal ill is to bellow – with righteous indignation, of course – that "There should be a law against that!" For drug abuse, internet bullying, bigotry, even rudeness, we have become a society conditioned to expect legal solutions to social problems.

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The Two-Way
1:32 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

U.S. Charges Former Colombian General With Helping Major Drug Traffickers

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:39 pm

The United States has indicted a former police general who worked as a security chief for former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe.

Ex-Gen. Mauricio Santoyo Velasco is charged with helping major drug traffickers evade the law to import cocaine into the United States. The AP reports Velasco was also on the traffickers' payroll.

The wire service adds:

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The Two-Way
1:01 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Trayvon Martin Case: Jailhouse Calls From Zimmerman To Wife Released

George Zimmerman, in a handout image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
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"In a half dozen phone calls between a locked-up George Zimmerman and his wife, the couple talk about their love for each other, their confidence in the future and how to move around money," the Orlando Sentinel writes.

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It's All Politics
12:55 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Romney's Bus Tour Drives VP Speculation

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns with Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio (left) and House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday in Troy, Ohio.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is riding through small towns in six states on his "Every Town Counts" bus tour. As NPR's Mara Liasson reported for Morning Edition, he's focusing on areas of GOP support in the battlegrounds of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan — all states President Obama won in 2008.

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