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Regimental Combat Team 7 Rolls Up Its Flag In Afghanistan

At peak deployment, 20,000 Marines were stationed in Helmand Province. Now there are only 8,000, and that number will drop further as Regimental Combat Team 7 heads home. Its commander says too many Afghans are dying in fighting there, but the local troops are still better than the Taliban.
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Online And Anonymous: New Challenges To Prosecuting Sex Trafficking

The Internet is changing the tactics used by both pimps and law enforcement. While sex traffickers can conduct business anonymously online, investigators can mine Internet data to try and catch them.
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Week In News: Terror Alert

The U.S. State Department issued a warning to Americans traveling abroad this weekend, as well as to many embassies and consulates, that it has learned of the possibility of a terrorist attack. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic.
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Preserving African-American Cemeteries

Under a popular park in Washington, D.C., there is a 19th century burial ground that was once the largest African-American cemetery in the city. Advocates want to protect the park from further development and create space for a memorial. But how many other such burial grounds are in similar straits, and how have others solved the problem of co-existing with development and gentrification?
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Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning

The man who in 1971 went public with the comprehensive study of two decades of U.S. policy in Vietnam spoke with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.
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Obama Warms To Speaking Personally About Race

President Obama has always been reluctant to talk about the role of race in his life and in American society. Aside from one famous 2008 speech, he had largely avoided the subject. But events this summer have pushed the nation's first black president to open up. And some expect that dialogue to continue.
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A New Class Of Radio Rolls Into The City

Low-power FM stations were restricted to rural areas; now they'll reach thousands of new listeners when the Federal Communications Commission starts approving urban licenses in October.
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Jobless Rate Falls For Blacks, But It's Not Good News Yet

The labor market continues its recovery, and after a string of bad news, things would seem to be to turning around for African-American workers, too. They're finding more jobs, but at the lower end of the pay scale.
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Recent Financial Crackdowns A Sign Of Government Toughness

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department have both delivered big crackdowns on Wall Street players in recent weeks. New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera talks with guest host Linda Wertheimer about whether the government is taking a tougher stand on financial crimes.
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August Recess Leaves Unfinished Business

Lawmakers left spending bills undone as they left Washingon for a five-week summer recess. NPR's congressional reporter Tamara Keith joins guest host Linda Wertheimer to wrap up business on the hill.

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