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All Things Considered for April 1, 2012

Apr 1, 2012 — At the heart of the controversial law is this question: What constitutes provocation? Since the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin made law the subject of national debate, one of the legislators who helped write it, Rep. Dennis Baxley, has been adamant in his belief that the law simply doesn't apply in this case.
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Apr 1, 2012 — Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Corey Dade about the Trayvon Martin case and Stand Your Ground laws, and Michelle Alexander, a civil rights lawyer, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
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Apr 1, 2012 — An international coalition supporting the Syrian opposition announced new aid today, including a multimillion dollar fund for opposition fighters. The support for the opposition comes just as Damascus rejected a call to withdraw its troops and begin a cease-fire. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.
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Apr 1, 2012 — A news report alleges that Israel has quietly made an agreement with Azerbaijan to allow its jets access to Azeri air bases. With those air bases so close to Iran, some wonder if this deal is the result of a strengthening relationship or a threat to the Islamic republic.
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Apr 1, 2012 — There's a separatist rebellion raging in the desert north of Mali, and the junta leaders, who seized power last week, have the double task of grappling with the insurgency while fending off global condemnation of their coup. From the capital, Bamako, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports this includes the threat of crippling sanctions by Mali's West African neighbors.
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Apr 1, 2012 — Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about tomorrow's night championship game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The No. 1 seeded Kentucky Wildcats face No. 2 seeded Kansas Jayhawks in New Orleans. Kentucky and Kansas both have storied programs and are the two winningest programs in college basketball history.
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Apr 1, 2012 — For years, New York parents have been applying to preschools even before their youngsters are born. That's not new, but the approach one prestigious pre-school on the Upper West Side is.
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Apr 1, 2012 — Some claim that Jesus is a myth, created for nefarious or altruistic purposes. Some truly believed that Jesus lived and breathed. But did he really? Is there any historical evidence? Historian and religious studies professor Bart Ehrman answers these questions in his new book, Did Jesus Exist?.
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Mar 31, 2012 — Brown was a music industry survivor, but he wasn't as indestructible as he seemed to believe. RJ Smith's new biography The One presents the soul godfather as an unparalleled performer undone by drugs and violence.
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