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Bales' Case In Pre-Trial Limbo Over 'Sanity Board'

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The prosecution of Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, charged with killing 17 Afghan civilians, appears to be stuck in limbo, over the issue of his mental competency. The Army wants to conduct a "sanity board," a medical process conducted by psychologists to evaluate Bales' mental state, but his defense attorneys have instructed him not to cooperate, because they're afraid the sanity board is really a "fishing expedition" for evidence.
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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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