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All Things Considered for December 18, 2011

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel died Sunday in his weekend home in the northern Czech Republic. He was 75. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Albright Remembers Havel As An Artist, Hero

Albright Remembers Havel As An Artist, Hero

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A Hatzolah ambulance crew at the scene of a fire at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue in New York City last summer. Some Hasidic women want to form their own EMT unit within the Orthodox Jewish ambulance service to help women keep their modesty during emergency baby deliveries. Daniel Barry/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Hasidic Women Want Separate EMT Unit

New York Hasidic Women Want Separate EMT Unit

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After taking the top honor on America's Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. has released his debut album, That's Life. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A TV Singing Star Champions The Pop Standard

A TV Singing Star Champions The Pop Standard

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All Things Considered for December 17, 2011

Tunisians protest outside the gates to the French Embassy in Tunis. Arab Spring began in Tunisia when a fruit vendor set himself on fire in protest in front of a government building. Fethi Belaid /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Arab Spring: A Year Of Revolution

The Arab Spring: A Year Of Revolution

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William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator who founded the political magazine National Review in 1955. He died in 2008. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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William F. Buckley, Father Of American Conservatism

William F. Buckley, Father Of American Conservatism

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Dessa is a member of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective Doomtree. Her newest album is Castor, the Twin. Kelly Loverud/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dessa: A Twin City Rapper Explores A Softer Side

Dessa: A Twin City Rapper Explores A Softer Side

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