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Roundup Of Saddam Loyalists Stokes Sectarian Fears

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As U.S. troops pull out of Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is on a campaign to arrest and fire hundreds of former loyalists of Saddam Hussein. Maliki says it's an effort to prevent an elaborate coup attempt. But some Iraqis say Maliki is just making excuses to shore up power, positioning himself to become the next dictator.

'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time

NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.

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.


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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