Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
UN special envoy Kofi Annan was back in Syria on Monday for more peace talks, which he deemed "constructive." But he recently said UN efforts to end the violence haven't succeeded and may never succeed. Attacks were reported in Homs and Dara over the weekend. Guest host Maria Hinojosa gets an update from Amnesty International's Donatella Rovera.
Much fanfare followed South Sudan's independence one year ago. But challenges were also exposed, like how to manage oil revenue and build roads, homes and schools. Guest host Maria Hinojosa learns how the world's youngest country has been doing this year. She speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and Juba-based radio host Mading Ngor.
Some 60,000 Americans could have discovered Monday they did not have Internet service. The cause: malicious code created last fall by cyber criminals. What the FBI did and didn't do about it -- and what you can do if your computer is infected.
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