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Fresh Air for February 26, 2014

A vehicle inside the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi is engulfed in flames after an attack on Sept. 11, 2012. "There is no evidence whatsoever that al-Qaida or any group linked to al-Qaida played a role in organizing or leading the attack," says New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Benghazi, U.S. Intelligence Wasn't Focused On 'Homegrown Militants'

In Benghazi, U.S. Intelligence Wasn't Focused On 'Homegrown Militants'

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Fresh Air for February 25, 2014

A fireboat sits amid ruins and debris on the piers at Black Tom Island in Jersey City, N.J., on July 30, 1916. Evidence pointed to German sabotage. In Dark Invasion, Howard Blum explores Germany's spy network and sabotage efforts in the U.S. at the beginning of World War I. AP hide caption

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During World War I, Germany Unleashed 'Terrorist Cell In America'

During World War I, Germany Unleashed 'Terrorist Cell In America'

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Ramis, shown here in Chicago in 2009, died of complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis on Monday. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for The Second City hide caption

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Harold Ramis On Working At 'Playboy' And Writing 'Animal House'

Harold Ramis On Working At 'Playboy' And Writing 'Animal House'

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Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

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Fresh Air for February 24, 2014

Sure, you can try doing your Internet browsing this way, but we can't promise that it will help you protect your personal data online. iStockphoto hide caption

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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

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Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry

Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry

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Fresh Air for February 22, 2014

Why does thunder rumble? Acoustic professor Trevor Cox explains that it has to do with the way lightning is a jagged line. "Each little kink is actually generating the sound, and the reason thunder rumbles is because the sound takes different time to come from different kinks because they're all slightly different distances from you," he says. Mariana Suarez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: David O. Russell, 'Last Of The Unjust,' And 'Sonic Wonders'

Fresh Air Weekend: David O. Russell, 'Last Of The Unjust,' And 'Sonic Wonders'

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Fresh Air for February 21, 2014

Alexander Payne arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Director Alexander Payne On Mining Every Film For Comic Potential

Director Alexander Payne On Mining Every Film For Comic Potential

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In the film, which Miyazaki says is his last, the wind carries off the parasol of a fragile girl, Nahoko, into the hands of Jiro — who will fall in love with her. Studio Ghibli/Nibariki hide caption

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'Wind Rises' Is Exquisite, And Likely To Be Hayao Miyazaki's Last

'Wind Rises' Is Exquisite, And Likely To Be Hayao Miyazaki's Last

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