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How The 'War On Terror' Became A War On 'Tribal Islam'

Steve Inskeep speaks with Akbar Ahmed about his book The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. In the late 1970s, Ahmed was in charge of the tribal area of Pakistan known as South Waziristan — a region he says is the most dangerous place in the world.
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Modern Interpretations Of Stress Place Focus On Feeling, Not Causes

"Stressed out" is a tough phrase to avoid these days. But as a society, how did we get to be so stressed? Audie Cornish talks with Dana Becker about her new book One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble With Stress As An Idea. Becker says there has been a cultural shift in this country that looks to cure stress, rather than fix those forces that cause it.
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'Frankenstein's Cat': Bioengineering The Animals Of The Future

Science journalist Emily Anthes talks about how scientists are engineering mice with tumors and working to create pigs that can grow organs for human transplant and insects that could serve as drones for the military.
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'Lean In': Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Explains What's Holding Women Back

"The blunt truth is men still run the world," says Silicon Valley executive Sheryl Sandberg — and the problem begins as early as the playground, where assertive boys are called leaders, and assertive girls are called bossy.
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A Twin Carries On Alone In 'Her: A Memoir'

Christa Parravani tells the story of her identical twin, Cara, whose brutal rape led to a heroin addiction and eventually her death at the age of 28.

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