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Fresh Air for May 18, 2012

Donna Summer, pictured above in 1976, died Thursday at age 63. She had cancer. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Donna Summer, Queen Of Disco

Fresh Air Remembers Donna Summer, Queen Of Disco

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Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a news conference in Mexico City on March 12. Fuentes died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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A Conversation With Author Carlos Fuentes

A Conversation With Author Carlos Fuentes

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Fresh Air for May 17, 2012

Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. "The United States is doubling down on its use of air power and drones, which are swiftly becoming the primary focus of Washington's counterterrorism operations," writes Jeremy Scahill. Muhammad ud-Deen/AP hide caption

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Why The U.S. Is Aggressively Targeting Yemen

Why The U.S. Is Aggressively Targeting Yemen

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Fresh Air for May 16, 2012

Breasts are getting bigger and arriving earlier. They're also attracting chemicals and environmental toxins, which are getting passed along in breast milk. Photographer: B-D-S/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Just What's Inside Those Breasts?

Just What's Inside Those Breasts?

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Sacha Baron Cohen plays Admiral General Aladeen, the authoritarian, anti-Semitic and unexpectedly sympathetic protagonist of The Dictator. Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'The Dictator' Rules With A Satirist's Fist

'The Dictator' Rules With A Satirist's Fist

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