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Interview With Amnesty International USA Director

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Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy advocate imprisoned in China. He will be represented in Oslo by an empty chair -- a powerful image for human rights activists around the world, including Larry Cox, the executive director of Amnesty International USA. The group is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and despite many victories, Cox says this is a challenging time for many people around the world.

He sat down with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt to talk about how we're doing -- nationally and internationally -- when it comes to human rights.

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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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