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Personhood In The Womb: A Constitutional Question

A study released this year examined cases where law enforcement intervened in the lives of pregnant women who were believed to be endangering their fetuses. State laws are stepping in on behalf of the fetuses' constitutional rights — but what of the mothers' rights? Fresh Air looks at three perspectives in the debate.
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In 'Original Local,' Thanksgiving Recipes From The First Americans

Author and poet Heid Erdrich writes about the food-ways of Native Americans in the Upper Midwest in the new book, Original Local. Erdrich tells guest host Celeste Headlee that "eat Local" is more than just the latest foodie trend. She explains that the practice dates back to America's earliest residents — and we're not talking about the Pilgrims.
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Kennedy Cousin Skakel Gets Bail As He Awaits New Murder Trial

A judge in Connecticut ordered that Michael Skakel remain in the state and wear a GPS tracking device. Prosecutors are appealing last month's ruling giving Skakel a new trial in the 1975 killing of his neighbor Martha Moxley.
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Thomas E. Patterson: "Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism"

Americans have access to more news sources than ever, but that doesn't mean we are better informed. A Harvard media expert on how journalists could do a better job educating the public.

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Implications For New Filibuster Rules In The Senate

The Senate approved the most fundamental change to its filibuster rules in more than a generation. Diane and her guests discuss what the new “majority rules” mean for presidential nominees and legislation moving forward.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. announces a tentative security deal with Afghanistan. Talks on Iran's nuclear program resume in Geneva. And a Beirut suicide bombing heightens fears Lebanon will be drawn into Syria's war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama meets with insurance executives on fixing cancelled policies. Senate Republicans block the president's third judicial nominee in three weeks. And America marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Inside The Local Running And Racing Boom

As runners lace up for the next Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell Run, we explore the growing popularity of running in our area and the tensions between serious and casual racers.

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Arturo Sandoval: Free To Blow His Trumpet The Way He Wants

NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji spent time with Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval, just days before he accepted his adopted country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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What You Need To Know About The Iranian Nuclear Talks

A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers would be a major breakthrough after years of stalemate. But it's just a first step, and there are plenty of critics who don't think an agreement will work.

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