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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Morning Edition for March 14, 2013

Mar 14, 2013 — Lawyers, prosecutors and judges across Massachusetts are sorting through thousands of cases that may now unravel. With a former chemist accused of falsifying as many as 34,000 test results, hundreds of former defendants have already been released and police are bracing for an uptick in crime.
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Mar 14, 2013 — Inside a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, a judge is considering whether a 16-year-old girl was so drunk that she couldn't consent to sex with two high school football players. Outside, the case continues to spur debate over teen drinking, sex, football culture, and the ability of social media to amplify it all.
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Mar 14, 2013 — After more than 100 years of ups and downs, General Motors has a lot of history. Most of GM's history is in the form of cars — hundreds of actual individual cars. The company tries to keep at least two of each car in storage. NPR's Sonari Glinton went on a walk through GM's attic to find out about the company's past and future.
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Mar 14, 2013 — From Chris Christie to Jeb Bush, a slew of potential candidates for president have been getting attention. Most of them are speaking this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but a few pointedly were not asked.
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Mar 14, 2013 — After nearly 30 years on the Chicago police force, Richard Pia, 69, now owns Rich's Den in Calumet City, Ill. He had other businesses during his police career — hair salons, a taco stand, a rooming house. "I don't want to say I was an entrepreneur, but I was a hustler," he says.
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Mar 14, 2013 — On an album released nearly 50 years ago Harry Taussig demonstrated an accomplished, self-taught style of improvisational guitar. This week in Austin, Texas Taussig will perform in public for the first time.
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