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National Fraternity Leader Says Suspending Frats A 'Knee-Jerk' Reaction

Audie Cornish talks with, Pete Smithhisler, president and CEO of the North American Interfraternity Conference, on addressing sexual assault within fraternities.
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Former Interrogator Says CIA's Techniques Amounted To Torture

Robert Siegel talks to Tony Camerino, author of How to Break a Terrorist. A former military interrogator, he is a strong opponent of the techniques detailed in the so-called torture report.
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Making The Human Condition Computable

Technological advances are make it easier for you and your doctor to track your health and to find treatments for complex diseases. But the technology may prove costly and there are privacy pitfalls.
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Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.
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Former Congressman: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Can Be Valuable

Robert Siegel talks to Peter "Pete" Hoekstra, who was chair of the House Intelligence Committee from 2004-2007. He talks about the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called torture report and talks about what he knew of the offenses at the time, and what he thinks of the report today.
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Spending Bill Provision Would Provide Big Boost To Party Fundraising

The 1,600-page omnibus spending bill includes language that raises contribution limits to the national party committees, bringing them above the realm of merely wealthy donors. Under the provision, donors can give a party a total of $778,000 — each year, an eight-fold increase.
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White House Tiptoes Around Usefulness Of Brutal Interrogation Tactics

The White House is defending its CIA director but is punting on his assertion that the controversial Bush-era interrogation program saved lives.
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Nick Denton Steps Down As Gawker's President

But he will remain CEO of the media company that he built, and be part of a seven-member managing partnership. He said he wanted to spend more time blogging.
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The NFL's Owners Approve New Off-Field Conduct Policy

The changes include a "baseline" suspension of six games without pay for a first violation in domestic abuse and sexual assault cases.
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Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

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