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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Music Interviews

Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.

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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

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Fast-Talking 21-Year-Old Makes A Winning Bid For Auctioneer Glory

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