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Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars

As racial tensions were rising in 1964, Mary Peabody, the mother of the Massachusetts governor, went to St. Augustine, Fla., to protest segregation.
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Iranians Begin To Feel The Heavy Burden Of Syria's War

Iran has been a close ally of Syria for decades and a staunch supporter in Syria's current war. But a growing number of Iranians are questioning the costs of backing President Bashar Assad.
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Scott Weems: "Ha!: The Science Of When We Laugh And Why"

Cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems joins Kojo to discuss the latest scientific research that looks to explain why jokes and well-timed quips cause us to smirk, giggle and even burst out laughing.

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The Computer Guys And Gal

Facebook shocks the gaming world with its $2 billion purchase of virtual reality headset-maker Oculus and Microsoft introduces Office for iPad. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.

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Colbert Went Too Far Or Viewers Can't Take A Joke?

Stephen Colbert is in hot water for his parody of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. Now the #CancelColbert hashtag is trending. Did he go too far? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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President Prepares To Meet King As U.S.-Saudi Divisions Deepen

On the eve of President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, Robert Siegel speaks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. They discuss U.S.-Saudi relations and questions on Iran.
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In Egypt, Defendants Are Being Tried By The Hundreds

A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing of a policeman. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.
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Israeli Prisoner Release Steps Toward Peace And Draws Controversy

Israel is preparing a prisoner release as part of the peace process with Palestinians. Arab citizens of Israel are set to be let go, a move more controversial than releasing non-citizen Palestinians.
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Texas Judge Orders State To Reveal Source Of Execution Drug

Texas has argued it needs to keep its supplier secret because its previous supplier received threats and stopped selling them the sedative used in the execution cocktail.
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School Choice In D.C.

For the 2014-2015 school year, D.C. piloted its first unified school application lottery, incorporating both traditional public schools and public charter schools into a single application process. As parents learn the results of their applications, we explore school choice in D.C.

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