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Julian Borger: "The Butcher's Trail: How The Search For Balkan War Criminals Became The World's Most Successful Manhunt"

After the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the international community identified 161 suspected war criminals. Fourteen years later, every single person on the wanted list had been captured. The Guardian's diplomatic editor recounts one of the most successful manhunts in history.

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Debating Use Of Federal Lands: Bureau Of Land Management Director Neil Kornze

The extremist group behind the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon has demanded that all federal land be "returned to the people." We explore the history of federal land management, how the 250 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management are used, and why there's a vast cultural difference in how public land is viewed out West versus here on the East Coast.

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Investigators: Reforms Have Made Lasting Impact On D.C. Police

Eight years ago, the Justice Department ended its oversight of the D.C. Police Department. Investigators have returned to check on whether reforms have improved the department in the long term, and their report is largely positive.
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David Kaczynski: "Every Last Tie: The Story Of The Unabomber And His Family"

It has been nearly twenty years since the FBI arrested Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, ending his trail of terror that left three dead and dozens injured. The man who tipped off authorities was his own brother. He’ll join us to tell his family’s story.

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New Rules For Juveniles In the Criminal Justice System

President Obama announces a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison. And the Supreme Court rules that prisoners given mandatory life sentences for murder as teenagers can argue for their release. New rules for juveniles in the criminal justice system.

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Afghanistan's Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing

A young Afghan woman defied her parents and chose her own husband. Her family wants to kill her to restore their honor. How this Romeo and Juliet story highlights the struggle for women's rights in the Muslim world.

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The Bizarre But True Story Of Abductions By North Korea

In the 1970s people began vanishing from Japan's coastal towns. Years later their families learned they had been abducted by North Korea. Only five ever returned home. The bizarre but true story of the abduction project, and insights into the secretive nation today.

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Analysis Of President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

Political reporters weigh in on President Obama's last State of the Union speech. We discuss Obama's final-year agenda, including efforts to reform gun laws and address voter fears over terrorism and the economy.

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George Washington University To Rescind Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced the decision in a statement, saying the degree has become a cause for stress among students and alumni who were themselves the victims of sexual assault.

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How Can Maryland Improve Policing? Work Group To Release Recommendations

A group of legislators that convened after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last year is expected to release recommendations for lawmakers to pick up during the upcoming General Assembly session.

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