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Alienation And Charismatic Recruiters Among Keys To Radicalization

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Maajid Nawaz, a self-described former Islamic radical who grew up in Essex, England. He now runs the counter-extremist organization Quilliam.
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Some Republicans Skeptical Of Jeb Bush's Conservative Credentials

The Conservative Political Action Conference has been meeting just outside Washington, D.C., this week. A parade of presidential hopefuls addressed the annual event for grassroots activists. There were many conservative favorites, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But perhaps the biggest test at CPAC was for Jeb Bush, who's long been greeted with skepticism by conservative activists.
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Homeland Security Funding Bill Caught Up In House

With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.
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U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts

At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies.
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What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.
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5 Quotes From Earl Lloyd, The First Black Player In The NBA

Earl Lloyd, who died Thursday, once recalled telling a young man who thanked him for blazing a trail, "Man, you owe me absolutely nothing."
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Families Of ISIS Victims React To Identification Of 'Jihadi John'

The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a "bullet between ... [his] eyes."
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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.
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Even If Chicago 'Black Site' Story Is A Stretch, It Stirred Up Bad Memories

While The Guardian's report on an alleged Chicago police "black site" has been challenged by other media, it recalls the "bad old days" of police torture under ex-commander Jon Burge.
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Parents Choose A Simple Device To Reshape A Baby's Ear

Sometimes a baby's outer ear may be a tad misshapen. Surgery can help later on, but a plastic mold makes the most of the fact that a newborn's ears are pliable. They can reshape within weeks.

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