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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court in December with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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Going Radical

Bomb Bid Throws Nigeria Into Terrorism Debate

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Bomb Bid Throws Nigeria Into Terrorism Debate

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From Our Listeners

Letters: Ram's Head

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Letters: Ram's Head

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The sun sets over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos' ancient royal capital. Christopher Brown for NPR hide caption

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The Mekong: A River And A Region Transformed

Mekong Divides Different Worlds In 'Golden Triangle'

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Mekong Divides Different Worlds In 'Golden Triangle'

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Radio Pictures

What Would You 'Ask An Arab'?

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What Would You 'Ask An Arab'?

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Couples from around the world participate in the mass wedding ceremony in South Korea on Wednesday. Ahjn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Religion

Unification Church Woos A Second Generation

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Unification Church Woos A Second Generation

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The Anopheles gambiae mosquito, the principal transmitter of malaria in Africa, is shown feeding. Infected female mosquitoes transmit the parasites that cause the disease when they bite. Courtesy of James Gathany/CDC hide caption

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Health

To Stop A Mosquito, Scientists Follow The Nose

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To Stop A Mosquito, Scientists Follow The Nose

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Dr. Charlie Kleinman got a heart transplant two years ago. His new heart is that of 17-year-old Marc Dawson, who drowned. Kleinman says he struggled to find the courage to contact Marc's parents to thank them — and it only got harder when he was diagnosed with liver cancer. Greg Miller for NPR hide caption

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Health

An Ailing Man Fears Breaking His Borrowed Heart

8 min

An Ailing Man Fears Breaking His Borrowed Heart

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