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How Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Led A Radical Muslim To Moderation

When Maajid Nawaz was 16 he joined a radical Islamist group. After four years in prison in Egypt, he decided to leave it. "I'm very, very lucky to have been able to get through it," he says.
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How The CIA Almost Lost A Key Informant

Beyond the Senate's recent revealing report, further details about the CIA's brutal interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were uncovered recently by Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker.
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Protecting Yourself From Cyberattacks In the New Year

Last year was the worst year ever for cyber attacks. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kurt Stammberger of the Norse Corporation about how his company tracks such attacks and what we can do about protecting ourselves.
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Gearing Up For Another Season Of Campaign Reporting

Political reporters are gearing up for a long, vicious presidential campaign in 2016. But has coverage gotten worse over the years? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Politico media watcher Dylan Byers.
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How Does Al-Qaida Continue To Grow?

Al-Qaida is growing in Yemen. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kareem Fahim of the New York Times about whether U.S. policy there is achieving its goals.
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Depictions Of Muhammad Aren't Explicitly Forbidden, Says Scholar

Many Muslims see any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as disrespectful. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with religious scholar Reza Aslan about how radical Islamists have used that to justify attacks.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay And Writer George Pelecanos

DuVernay talks about her film that dramatizes a turning point in civil rights history; Pelecanos explores crime, adoption and writing from an African-American point of view in The Martini Shot.
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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.
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Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.
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In Preventing Trans Suicides, 'We Have Such A Long Way To Go'

A transgender teen's anguished suicide note has launched a national conversation. The founder of a suicide hotline for trans people says Leelah Alcorn's pain and lack of support are all too common.

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