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Op-Ed: Send Message Of U.S.-NATO Solidarity

In recent years, critics have questioned the need for a U.S.-European alliance, originally formed to confront the Soviet Union. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argues the president and NATO leaders must reaffirm the importance of their union to U.S. security.
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Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media

Thanks to Facebook and other sites, American troops in Afghanistan are more connected than ever with what's going on back home. But that connectivity has also led to incendiary videos and photos getting posted online. Now, military leadership is taking steps to further educate troops on what is and isn't appropriate for public viewing.
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Move Over, Maple Syrup, Birch Syrup May Challenge Your Sweet Rule

Boiling maple sap down to maple syrup isn't going away anytime soon, but it's getting some new competition from the humble birch. The tapping of the birch trees is a spring tradition in Latvia, but it's starting to catch on elsewhere.
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30 Days In Jail, Three Years Probation In Rutgers Webcam Case

Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, who soon after committed suicide. The case has gotten national attention.
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What Happens When Justice Fails?

Defense attorneys recently argued that the men convicted of a 1985 murder should be exonerated or given a new trial. Patrice Gaines reported on the crime, and had doubts about the police version. Years later, she re-investigated and talks about the case with host Michel Martin. Advisory: This segment may not be comfortable for some listeners.
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G8 Summit Drives Home Effects Of Euro Crisis

The G8 Summit was dominated by talks on how to handle the latest financial setback in Europe. President Obama stood at the center of those talks, knowing that what Europe decides could have a lasting impact on the U.S. economy and his own political future. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.
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Don't Trip Over Your Digital Footprint

Whether you're a pop icon or a high school teenager, no one's immune from public scrutiny. A status update or 140 characters can be enough to seriously offend others, and ruin your reputation. Host Michel Martin takes a look at the pitfalls of social media with blogger Latoya Peterson, and high school "Twitter Principal" Eric Sheninger.
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Four Tons Of Marijuana Found Floating On The High Seas

Usually when pot is found floating in the ocean, it's after traffickers have dumped it there as they tried to escape arrest. This time, there was so such event.
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Man Credits Adrenaline For Defeating Mount Lion

Brandon Arnold of Arizona was camping this month when a rabid mountain lion leaped out of the bushes. It attacked his dog. Arnold chased the big cat and hit it with a frying pan.

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