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Week In News: North Korea's Posturing

North Korea has officially declared itself in a state of war with both the United States and with it's South Korean neighbors. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic, about that story and others from the past week.
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How Should We Be Talking About Sex?

The high school rape case in Steubenville, Ohio raised uncomfortable questions about how young people learn about their sexual rights and responsibilities. Host Michel Martin talks about the real sex education teens should be getting, with author Laura Sessions Stepp, attorney B.J. Bernstein, and youth mentor Malik Washington.
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Senate Works Into The Weekend To Pass Budget

The economy remains at the top of the list of voter concerns. And this weekend, for the first time in four years, the Democratically-controlled Senate passed a budget plan aimed at getting the federal deficit under control. That plan was very different from the budget passed by the House.
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Why The Crisis In Cyprus May End Up Hurting You Too

A Cypriot banking crisis has the potential to disrupt global financial systems, which are still trying to recover from the crisis of 2008-2009. The proposed tax on deposits in Cyprus could shake the trust in banks in Europe, and that could end up threatening the tenuous U.S. economic recovery.
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Week In News: North Korea's Tough Posturing

North Korea recently threatened the U.S. with a nuclear strike,and that provoked the Pentagon to respond with increased missile-defense preparations on the Pacific coast. Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about that story and others from the past week.
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An Age Old Problem: Who Is 'Elderly'?

The word itself has been around for centuries but only lately has it become an unpopular way to describe people who are old.
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Week In News: Responding To China's Pollution Problem

Regular contributor and The Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows is in Shanghai, China, this week. Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with him about all things China, including the country's response to the pollution problem and the hopes pinned to their new president.

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