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Mali's Challenger Concedes, As Zimbabwe Fights Election Results

Guest host Celeste Headlee and editor Ammad Omar crack open the inbox for listener feedback and story updates. This week, they discuss recent elections in Africa.
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Could Prison Spell The End Of The Jackson Dynasty?

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to prison for illegal use of campaign funds. Is this the end of the Jackson legacy or could he make a comeback? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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After Fatal Crash With Cyclists, Driver's Tweets Help Spur Murder Charge

An 18-year-old man in California stands accused of murder, after law enforcement officials upgraded a manslaughter charge against him, based on his tweets and driving history.
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Did You Know? Area 51 Nearly Killed 4 Important Visitors

A declassified CIA report about the U-2 spy plane program lifts some of the veil of secrecy about a part of Nevada that fascinates sci-fi fans. For instance, the men who wanted to turn it into a top-secret site almost died the first time they went there. That's among five things interesting details.
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You Can't Pay It Forward At This Georgia Toll Plaza

Some motorists had complained they thought toll booth operators on state Route 400 weren't giving donated toll money to the drivers behind them.
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'N.Y. Post' Axes 'Headless Body In Topless Bar' Headline Writer

V.A. "Vinnie" Musetto had been associated with the Post for the past 40 years. Now, the newspaper tells him, budget cuts are forcing the Post to part ways with him. His famous headline is often cited as among the greatest in American tabloid history.
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There It Is! Area 51 Revealed In Declassified CIA Report

A newly declassified document even includes a map. But there's no word about space aliens being stored there. Also, while UFOs are mentioned, they're said to have been high-flying U2 spy planes.
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Not So Unusual: Bat Found At Atlanta's Turner Field

What was unusual, was that the bat was moving and flapping its wings. It eventually flew away.
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NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules 'Thousands Of Times Each Year'

An internal audit of the spy agency turned up many cases of "unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States," The Washington Post reports. Documents supplied by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden add new details to the scope of U.S. surveillance programs.
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Pentagon Issues Directive Aimed At Preventing Sexual Assault

In an effort to stanch a sharp increase in cases within the ranks, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel orders stronger oversight and increased protections for victims.

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