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The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

Over the summer, All Things Considered will explore what it means to be a man in America these days. Today's men have to reconcile old ideas about masculinity with new economic realities.

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Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.

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Maliki's Power Base Crumbles As Iraq Slips Into Chaos

The Iraqi prime minister once boasted that he brought stability to the country, but as Iraq looks more like a Sunni vs. Shiite battlefield, critics say Nouri al-Maliki's policies have led to the mess.

I Remember Wes George Benson
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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red
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Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy
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Just Ain't Me Tommy Guerrero
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A Leap Too Far? 'Venus' And 'Jersey Boys' Bounce From Stage To Screen
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The Old and the Young Midlake
Land's End Tim O'Brien

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The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father
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Lay My Head Down Band of Skulls

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Congressman Rangel Battles For Political Survival
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Fever The Black Keys
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Pharmaceutical Companies Accuse Hospitals Of Misusing Discounts
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