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Maj. Nidal Hasan: A Murderer or Martyr ?

The Barbershop guys talk about the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. He's on trial for a mass shooting at an Army base in 2009 and decided to represent himself. Some have wondered whether that is a wise move. The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Is Obama Snubbing Russia?

Was President Obama's cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin a silly snub or smart diplomatic strategy? The Barbershop guys offer a fresh cut on the week's news.
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"The Road To War" With Marvin Kalb

Veteran journalist and foreign policy scholar Marvin Kalb talks about how more recent decisions to go to war were made and what they say about the evolution of executive power in the United States.

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Studying Abroad In The 21st Century

With shorter programs, different majors and more exotic destinations, college study abroad programs have evolved since the days of homestays and year-long immersions.


Father And Son Coaxed From Jungle 40 Years After Vietnam War

Ho Van Thanh fled the Vietnam War with his infant son in 1973. Father and son returned to civilization this week.

Camels May Be A Source Of The Middle East Coronavirus

Scientists find the a tantalizing clue about where people may be catching the Middle East respiratory syndrome. Camels on the Arabian Peninsula and Canary Islands show signs that they've been infected with the virus or a close relative.

Top Egyptian General Reaches Rock Star Status

The head of Egypt's armed forces who orchestrated the military coup that ousted President Morsi is revered by most Egyptians as a national hero. But many analysts there say it's doubtful Gen. Abdel Fattah el Sissi's popularity will translate into votes at the ballot box should he run for president next year.

Lawlessness Increases In Libya

Two years ago, Libya was turned upside down by the Arab Spring movement. David Greene talks to David Kirkpatrick, Middle East correspondent and Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, about the state of governance and security in Libya.

Unease In Sprawling Rio Slum Ahead Of Police 'Pacification'

Brazilian police are preparing to occupy one of the deadliest shantytown complexes in Rio de Janeiro, hoping to drive out drug gangs ahead of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But in Mare, the vast, poor and dangerous home to 75,000 people, some fear the police more than the drug gangs.

Americans Warned Not To Travel To Pakistan

The Department of State cautioned Americans Thursday not to travel to Pakistan. Officials also ordered nonessential government personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate in Lahore.