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Evidence Points To Chemical Weapon Use In Syria

While the use of chemical weapons by Syria's government forces remains officially unproven, many analysts say there are strong signs indicating their use. Host Rachel Martin talks with Gary Samore, a former White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, about how the claims are being evaluated.
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Philly Nurse Accused Of Helping Elderly Father Die

A nurse faces trial for allegedly helping her elderly father commit suicide by supplying him with morphine. Advocates argue she's protected if her intent was to relieve pain, even if that hastened death. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Jeff Brady about the details of the case.
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Despite A Major-Less Year, Woods Is Top Golfer

NPR's Mike Pesca compares the old Tiger Woods to the Tiger Woods of now, and makes the case that luck has finally come into play for the top-flight golfer. Pesca lays out his arguments with host Rachel Martin.
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N.Y. County Outsources The Job Of Monitoring Sex Offenders

Suffolk County, on Long Island, is giving enforcement authority to a victims' advocacy group. Lawmakers call it a cost-effective way to keep citizens safe. But a local attorney who often represents sex offenders calls it a "vigilante exercise."
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In Tennessee Jail, It May Soon Be Pay To Stay

If you do the crime, you do the time. But if you're doing time at Anderson County Jail in Clinton, Tenn., it may get more expensive. The county mayor is deciding whether to approve a policy for the jail, just north of Knoxville, that would charge inmates for basic necessities: $9 for pants, $6.26 for a blanket, 29 cents for a roll of toilet paper. UCLA law professor Sharon Dolovich discusses pay-for-stay policies, which are common in jails across the country.
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Health Fears Grow In Damascus With Reported Chemical Attack

Rebels say the government conducted the deadly attack on Wednesday, though President Assad's forces deny involvement. Still, residents in and around the Syrian city are worried food, air and water might carry toxins.
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While Unsung in '63, Women Weren't Just 'Background Singers'

That sweltering August day in 1963, when almost a quarter-million people thronged the National Mall, women were relegated to the background, even as they played major roles in the movement.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: A Nose for Technology, This ER's For You, Victoria's Vending Machine.
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Limericks

Carl Kasell reads three news-related limericks: Cacophonous Cuddling, Boozytime, Starbucks Sprays.
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