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Hashtag Diplomacy

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's Instagram pictures of grisly executions, social media have become a popular tool in international relations. But their effectiveness is still in question, given that the sensational often gets more attention than the official. Tech Tuesday explores how governments are grappling with the challenge of influencing world opinion via social media.

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Encore: Glen Campbell Documents Farewell Tour In 'I'll Be Me'

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me follows the country singer's goodbye tour and his decline from Alzheimer's disease. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to director James Keach and Campbell's wife, Kim Campbell.
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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Divided Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate North Carolina Voter ID Law

In a 4 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court Wednesday refused an emergency request from North Carolina Republicans to reinstate a controversial voting law.
WAMU 88.5

Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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