All Things Considered for January 13, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for January 13, 2011

It was Christiane Benson's diagnosis with juvenile Batten disease in 2008 that inspired her parents to start the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation and to develop the universal carrier screening test. Courtesy of Charlotte Benson hide caption

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New Genetic Test Screens Would-Be Parents

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Rain DJ Center
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Lottery Day Randy Klein, Oleg Kireyev et. al.
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Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, pictured here in 2008, says the Army's spiritual fitness test was developed in part because people who are inclined toward spirituality seem to be more resilient. But she says that nothing about the assessment indicates whether someone is fit to be a soldier. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Army's 'Spiritual Fitness' Test Angers Some Soldiers

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Elizabeth Hughes, 8, as she sang The National Anthem at a Norfolk (Va.) Admirals hockey game on Jan. 7. The microphone failed during her rendition, but the crowd loudly joined in to finish the song. www.youtube.com/DorothyShiloffHughes hide caption

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This Time, You Can Hear Her Finish The National Anthem

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St. Louis Blues Don Byron
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Frank Morris (in the apron and visor) is seen standing in front of his shoe shop in Ferriday, La., in the 1950s. He was killed when the shop burned down in 1964. Until now, the case has gone unsolved. Courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown hide caption

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Solving A 1964 Cold Case: Mystery Of Frank Morris

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In one of the digitized images, President Kennedy sails aboard the Manitou off the coast of Maine on Aug. 12, 1962. Robert Knudsen/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library hide caption

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JFK, Digitized: Presidential Archive Debuts Online

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Git Along, Little Dogies: Bob Mondello Rustles You Up A Western Starter Kit

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I'm Tired [From Blazing Saddles] Mel Brooks & Madeline Kahn
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The World Harvest food bank in Los Angeles readies carts full of groceries in September. While food banks leaders are trying to serve nutritional foods, the increasing demand has made it tough for them -- so they're still dishing out junk food and soda even if it does hungry people no favors. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Overburdened Food Banks Can't Say No To Junk

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Can Washington Break Its Tax-Break Habit?

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Renaud Garcia-Fons says his new album, Mediterranees, is an attempt to find connections between different styles of music. W. Patrick Hinely Work//Play hide caption

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Renaud Garcia-Fons' New Album Bridges The Mediterranean

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No Time Like the Past Viktor Krauss
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