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Where Do Drugs For Lethal Injections Come From? Few Know

Georgia, like many other states, protects the identity of companies that make drugs used in executions. The lawyer of a death row inmate says not being able to verify the effectiveness of the drug violates his client's right "to be free from cruel and unusual punishment."
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Scott Simon On Sharing His Mother's Final Moments On Twitter

The Weekend Edition host used Twitter to share his observations and feelings in the final, tender moments of his mother's life. In a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish, Simon remembers his late mom and explains how the social media community bolstered his spirits in a time of grieving.
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A Bit Of Thought Makes Finding Out Medical Risks Less Scary

Not everyone's as brave as Angelina Jolie. Many people don't want to know their risk of disease, even though knowing could make it possible to reduce that risk. A study finds that thinking about the pluses and minuses of knowing made it easier for people to accept that information.
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Report: MIT Didn't Target Swartz; Missed 'Wider Background'

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released the long-awaited independent review of its involvement leading up to programming genius Aaron Swartz's suicide. It says the university did no wrong but could have done better.
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Is The Way To Tech Workers' Loyalty Through Their Stomachs?

Google's extensive and delectable food offerings have long been part of the company's perks. Now startups in other cities are hiring chefs who prepare fresh, creative food to attract and keep top talent.
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Widows: Getting Your Kids On Board With The Dating Game

Dating after losing a spouse can come with a world of complications. And if you're a parent, it can be especially hard to explain new relationships to children. Two moms who lost their husbands share how they ventured back into dating and how their children reacted.
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Cities On The Brink: Lessons From Detroit

Municipal leaders from across the country are trying to draw lessons from Detroit's bankruptcy. Host Michel Martin speaks with writers David Sirota and Mario Loyola about whether bad politics, or bad luck, got the motor city stuck in neutral.
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What's Behind Falling Incarceration Rates?

New statistics show the number of prisoners in the United States continues to fall. So what's behind the new trend, and is it here to stay? Host Michel Martin speaks with Vikrant Reddy from Right on Crime, and Nicole Porter from The Sentencing Project.
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Obama Meets With Mideast Negotiators

A White House official called it a "quick check-in." Media reports say the president reminded negotiators to exhibit good will.
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Defense Workers' Furlough Days May Be Cut

Tentative plans could reduce 11 days of unpaid leave to as few as six days for civilian workers, The Associated Press reports, citing anonymous sources at the Pentagon.

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