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The Pentagon's "Hollywood Liaison"

Hollywood has a long and complicated relationship with the Pentagon, from blockbusters like "Top Gun" and "Battleship" all the way back to the silent World War I era film "Wings." The Defense Department frequently cooperates with motion picture studios, granting access to military equipment, locations and personnel. We chat with the Pentagon's Hollywood liaison about what both sides get out of the relationship and how the military decides when and why they want to cooperate with different projects.

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President Of The National Black Farmers Association Tells His Unique Story

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with John Boyd Jr., a black farmer whose family has been tending to the same patch of land since they acquired it after the Civil War.
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Trial Date Still Pending For 9 Accused Of Plotting Sept. 11 Attacks

Military commissions resume this week at Guatmanamo, even as President Barack Obama maintains his vow to close the prison, with or without Congress.
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West Point Students' Plan To Counter ISIS Online Strategy

The State Department sponsored a contest to find the best ways to combat ISIS propaganda online. A group of cadets from West Point got second prize. Rachel Martin speaks with team member CJ Drew.

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