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All Things Considered for June 30, 2012

Use of synthetic "bath salts," compounds sold legally but used as a controlled substance, has been on the rise since 2010. Brian Peterson /Minneapolis Star Tribune hide caption

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Synthetic 'Bath Salts' An Evolving Problem For DEA

Synthetic 'Bath Salts' An Evolving Problem For DEA

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Ben Fountain sets his new novel in Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 2008. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Billy Lynn' A Full-Bore Tale Of A Day After Iraq

'Billy Lynn' A Full-Bore Tale Of A Day After Iraq

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Metric's new album, its second on the band's own label, is titled Synthetica. Left to right: Joshua Winstead, Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joules Scott-Key. Brantley Gutierrez hide caption

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Metric: A Rock Band Declares Independence

Metric: A Rock Band Declares Independence

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