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Coming Home From Iraq: Military Community Responds

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President Obama announced Friday that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. Since the Iraq War began in 2003, more than 1.5 million Americans served and more than 44 hundred died. Michel Martin explores if service members see the drawdown as a victory, how the mission in Iraq has evolved and what lessons can be drawn from it. Martin speaks with Ed Dorn, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and Leo Shane, a reporter for the independent military newspaper Stars & Stripes.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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