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How A 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Video Improved Asthma Treatment

A doctor at a British hospital was asked to figure out a way to improve the staffers' dismal use of guidelines for better asthma treatment. So he made a low-budget YouTube video they could watch on their phones. In two months, doctors' knowledge of the guidelines doubled.

Bulgaria Closes Cold War 'Umbrella Murder' Case

Georgi Markov was killed in 1978 at a bus stop in London, where an assassin wielding a ricin-tipped umbrella jabbed him in the thigh.

For Some Syrian Refugees, A New Home In Germany

More than 2 million Syrians are refugees in surrounding states. Germany has become the first European country to take in a contingent of refugees, saying they can stay for two years.

Prince William Musters Out: He's Leaving The Military

The Duke of Cambridge, a new father and second in line to the throne, is leaving after seven years in the RAF. "Flight Lt. Wales" has been a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot. He'll now focus on his royal duties and charity work.

Pro-Israel Lobby Finds Longtime Supporters Defect On Syria

AIPAC has blanketed Capitol Hill with lobbyists trying to convince Congress to authorize a military strike against Syria. But despite its close ties with many lawmakers, the lobby has had little success.
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Broken Trust: Resettling Iraqis Left Behind After War

We explore the plight of U.S.-affiliated workers in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan with Kirk Johnson, founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, and author of the new book, "To Be a Friend is Fatal."

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Gala Hispanic Brings Spanish-Language Theater To D.C. For Nearly 40 Years

GALA Hispanic Theatre has been entertaining D.C. audiences with Spanish-language productions for 38 years.

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Eating In The Embassy: Pati Jinich Debunks Stereotypes About Mexican Food

We'll cook up some traditional Mexican dishes as we continue "Eating in the Embassy," our ongoing series with the blog Eater DC.

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Transgender Activist Works To Assist LGBT Latinos

As a transgender Latina, Ruby Corado works to help LGBT Latinos navigate a world from which they often feel excluded.


Saudi's First Female Film Director Says Women Aren't Victims

Film director Haifaa Al Mansour comes from a small town in Saudi Arabia where, she says, there are many girls who have big dreams, strong characters and infinite potential. She's made a movie about one of them, titled Wadjda. Host Michel Martin speaks to Al Mansour about the film and being a female movie director in Saudi Arabia.