All Things Considered for August 31, 2010 Hear the All Things Considered program for August 31, 2010

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World

Iraq: By The Numbers

5 min

Iraq: By The Numbers

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Technology to filter photos in Web searches may help the Justice Department curb online trafficking in child pornography. The department has thus far focused its efforts on prosecution, not prevention. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Technology

A Click Away: Preventing Online Child Porn Viewing

6 min

A Click Away: Preventing Online Child Porn Viewing

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On April 29, 1975, as Saigon was falling to Communist North Vietnamese forces, a small U.S. Navy destroyer escort ship, the USS Kirk, played a dramatic but almost forgotten role in rescuing up to 30,000 South Vietnamese. Here, a member of the USS Kirk's crew tends to a Vietnamese baby. Hugh Doyle hide caption

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Hugh Doyle

The USS Kirk: Valor At The Vietnam War's End

Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell

12 min

Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell

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National

Someday, This Raven May Fly To The Rescue

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Someday, This Raven May Fly To The Rescue

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For women who carry certain genes, getting a double mastectomy before anything shows up on a mammogram may reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Your Health

Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women

4 min

Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women

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Palestinians enjoy the Mediterranean Sea at a Hamas-run beach resort in Gaza City. Ventures such as beach clubs, wedding halls and a shopping center are one way the militant Islamist group is strengthening its rule over the Gaza Strip. Andrea Bruce/VII Network for NPR hide caption

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Life In Hamas-Ruled Gaza

Hamas Faces New Threats As It Tightens Grip On Gaza

7 min

Hamas Faces New Threats As It Tightens Grip On Gaza

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