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Hollywood, Bollywood, Make Way For Nollywood

As part of Black History Month, Tell Me More is featuring exciting voices from Africa and the Diaspora. Host Michel Martin speaks to Nollywood director Jeta Amata about being part of a film industry that is now bigger than Hollywood.
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Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died last from a mix of heroin and a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling an increase in heroin use locally and nationally, particularly among teens and young adults.

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Murder Trial Reminiscent Of Zimmerman Case To Begin In Florida

In Jacksonville, a murder trial begins Monday that once again will bring up the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Michael Dunn, who is white, is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old black man, in a dispute over loud music outside a convenience store.
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Ancient Syrian City A Wasteland Of Modern Violence

The ancient Syrian city of Homs was one of the first parts of the country to rise up against the Assad regime. Now, it's very difficult for western reporters to visit the city. We take a rare glimpse inside the city, from spring 2013, when the fighting was already fierce. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on June 3, 2013.)
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Homs Is Birthplace Of Syrian Protest

The city of Homs has been under siege since the Syrian civil war began. Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, tells NPR's Rachel Martin that Homs is the historical center of anti-government protests.
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Despite Scars Of War, Karachi Holds Onto Its Chutzpah

Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub, its major port and its largest city. It's also the country's most violent and crime-ridden city. But it's not all blood and thunder. Witness the musical Grease, now playing to packed houses in Karachi.
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Knox Case Could Put U.S. In An Extradition Quandary

If the Italian government requests Amanda Knox's extradition, it's up to the U.S. to decide whether to comply. It's not necessarily a legal matter; extradition cases are often decided on politics rather than law.
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All Aboard To Work D.C.'s New, Old-Fashioned Streetcars

Washington, D.C., is preparing for the return of streetcars to the nation's capital. It's been decades since the system shut down and workers have been laying new tracks. This week, hundreds of people lined up for a chance at a job on the line.
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Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture

There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.
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The Struggle To Boost Government Efficiency

After the rocky launch of Healthcare.gov, there's a renewed focus on how to boost government efficiency. We explore the challenges of making federal offices run more effectively.

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