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Ex-Missile Crew Members Say Cheating Is Part Of The Culture

The Air Force has acknowledged a problem with cheating on tests by nuclear missile officers. NPR spoke with eight former officers, and seven said they had participated in some kind of cheating.

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SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC

The moneyed world of tech startups is getting a sendup from Mike Judge and a dramatic treatment from AMC. Both programs explore the people who, for better or worse, are changing the way we live.

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Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

Research involving more than 1,500 patients suggests people with Crohn's may have too many of the types of gut bacteria that tend to rile the immune system and too few that reduce inflammation.

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Government's Empty Buildings Are Costing Taxpayers Billions

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Gracias Larry Carlton & Vince Gill
Empty House Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts
Interlude 2 Edgar Meyer
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Without World War I, A Slower U.S. Rise, No 'God Bless America'

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Well, You Needn't Chet Baker

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SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC

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Fractal Zoom [Separate Time Edit] Brian Eno
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Nothing at All Friends of Dean Martinez

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Ex-Missile Crew Members Say Cheating Is Part Of The Culture

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Ruling On Gay Juror May Cause Ripples In Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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Health Care Law Helps Entrepreneurs Quit Their Day Jobs

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How A Series Of Mistakes Hobbled Minnesota's Health Exchange

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Willie Groovemaker Shawn Lee, Clutchy Hopkins et. al.

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Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag

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Untouchables
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Andy Karl stars in the musical adaptation of Rocky, the story of an underdog boxer who gets a shot at the world championship. "You have to honor, I think, the integrity of what the original film is, but not be constrained by it," says Rocky producer Bill Taylor. Matthew Murphey/Polk & Co. hide caption

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Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street

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I Love to Spend Each Sunday With You [aka One Hour With You] Eddie Cantor
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