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Bahraini protesters run for cover after police fired tear gas canisters to disperse them during a demonstration in the village of Diraz, northwest of Bahrain, Feb. 14. A special commission issued a report Wednesday that found excessive force was used during a crackdown on an anti-government movement that began in February. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Report: Bahrain Used Excessive Force

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Report: Bahrain Used Excessive Force

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich answers a question at Tuesday's Republican presidential debate in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Newt Gingrich

Could Gingrich Immigration Stance Be Shrewd Move?

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Could Gingrich Immigration Stance Be Shrewd Move?

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Spanish musician and composer Pablo Casals, playing the cello in 1936. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Interviews

Robert Johnson And Pablo Casals' Game-Changers Turn 75

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Robert Johnson And Pablo Casals' Game-Changers Turn 75

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U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak province. On Monday, factory workers who produce MRAPs in York, Pa., rallied to protect the Pentagon budget against the automatic budget cuts that will take effect in 2013. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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The Impact of War

Defense Workers Lobby To Prevent Cuts

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Defense Workers Lobby To Prevent Cuts

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National Security

Pentagon Faces Significant Cuts

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Pentagon Faces Significant Cuts

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From Our Listeners

Letters: Post Offices

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Letters: Post Offices

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Each week, Little Rock, Ark., residents snap up some 7,000 copies of The Slammer. Dave Anderson hide caption

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Southword

The Newest Magazine Fad: The Mug Shot Tabloid

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The Newest Magazine Fad: The Mug Shot Tabloid

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Brandi and Kaylee plan to open a truck repair shop when they graduate from high school. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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Planet Money

Boom Town, U.S.A.

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Boom Town, U.S.A.

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Mitt Romney, shown with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, speaks to Nationwide Insurance employees Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Thune, once considered a potential candidate himself, has endorsed Romney in the GOP race for the presidential nomination. Mark Kegans/Getty Images hide caption

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Mitt Romney

Romney To Iowans: 'Country Counts On You'

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Romney To Iowans: 'Country Counts On You'

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Isabella Colbdorf feeds salad to a turkey at this year's Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, on Nov. 20, 2011. Emma Jacobs/WRVO hide caption

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The Salt

Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree

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Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree

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