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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.
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U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

A Nevada rancher whose cattle were seized over his refusal to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the government.
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Pakistani Court Tosses Out Attempted Murder Charge Against Baby

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.
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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.
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Mavis Staples Sings The Soundtrack Of Civil Rights

Last week's civil rights summit in Texas had a musical through-line: the voice of Mavis Staples. The R&B artist's body of work underscored the '50s and '60s civil rights movement.
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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Peninsula Problems, 23 Percent Less Amused, Step Away From the Browser.
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Panel Round One

Automotive Overtures.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about a new low-tech job, only one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: R2Dumb2, Tweeternity, Pole Folk's Home.
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Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Round Hound, Inventive Interns, Peter Parker's Jalopy.

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