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    Abu Ghraib Appeal Centers on Confusion at Prison

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    A soldier convicted of maltreating detainees at Abu Ghraib in Iraq says she hopes her appeal to the military's highest court will exonerate all whose reputations were tarnished in the scandal.

    Former Army Reserve Specialist Sabrina Harman of Lorton, Virginia spoke with the Associated Press before a hearing Wednesday in Washington before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Her defense attorney argues Harman should not have been convicted of maltreatment for photographing and posing with naked detainees because prisoner nudity appears to have been Army policy. But prosecutors contend any reasonable observe would have concluded such conduct was abusive. The five-judge court could rule within months on whether to overturn any of the six counts on which she was convicted.

    Bill Redlin has the details...

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    Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

    Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


    Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

    The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
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    The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


    Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

    Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

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