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'Washington Post' May Find Conflicts In Amazon Coverage

What are the implications of a businessman like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owning a major media outlet? Melissa Block talks to Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
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Fort Hood Shooter A 'Shrunken' Presence In Court Martial

The court martial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan began Tuesday at Fort Hood in Texas. Hasan is defending himself and told jurors that the evidence will show he was the man who killed 13 soldiers in 2009. But he said that the trial will not tell the whole story.
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U.S. Using Old Playbook In Fighting Al-Qaida In Yemen

Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and how it became one of the terror network's most active affiliates.
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Florida To Reopen Dark Chapter In State's History

On Tuesday, Florida's Cabinet decided it will allow researchers to begin exhuming unmarked graves at the Dozier School for Boys, a now-closed notorious reform school. Former residents say boys were routinely beaten and subjected to other harsh treatment and that some died as a result. Now, families of boys who died there want answers.
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A-Rod Prepares To Battle For His Career, Reputation

Now that Alex Rodriguez has been hit with the biggest drug suspension in baseball history, what's next? Melissa Block to Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann about his upcoming arbitration hearing and his legal options.
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U.S. Sues Bank Of America Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The government alleges Bank of America mislead investors in the lead-up to the housing bust. The suit covers about $850 million worth of mortgage-backed securities from 2008.
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New Magazine Takes A Grown-Up Look At Adoption

The complex and interconnected topics of adoption, race, and culture will form the backbone of a new online magazine that is starting this week. Gazillion Voices was begun with those goals in mind, says Kevin Vollmers, who created the magazine as an extension of his blog.
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Pentagon Cuts Workers' Mandated Furloughs From 11 To 6 Days

Earlier this year, Pentagon workers were told they could face up to 22 furlough days because of budget cuts; the number is now 6 days. Some 650,000 civilian defense workers began taking furlough days on July 8.
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Bezos Can Help 'Post' Disrupt Other Businesses, Editor Says

"We're a business that has been disrupted," says Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron. "I think it'll be nice to have somebody who knows how to disrupt other people and other businesses." Jeff Bezos, Baron tells Here & Now, could be that person.
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George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted

A blockage was discovered during his annual physical exam this week. The 67-year-old former president had surgery Tuesday. He's expected to be released from a Dallas hospital on Wednesday and to return to his normal schedule Thursday.

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