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Fresh Air for January 31, 2015

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Fresh Air Weekend: Benedict Cumberbatch, 'American Sniper' Review And 'Teenage Brain'

Fresh Air Weekend: Benedict Cumberbatch, 'American Sniper' Review And 'Teenage Brain'

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Fresh Air for January 30, 2015

Mehdi A.G. Mohamed (left) plays Issan, the orphaned boy who lives with a family outside Timbuktu. The family decides not to leave when radical Islamists come to impose Sharia, or Islamic law. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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When Islamists Impose Their Will In 'Timbuktu,' One Family Resists

When Islamists Impose Their Will In 'Timbuktu,' One Family Resists

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Fresh Air for January 29, 2015

Fresh Air for January 28, 2015

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

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Bradley Cooper (right) plays Chris Kyle in American Sniper. The film has become a cultural phenomenon and has spawned knee-jerk squabbling. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Full Of Complexity And Ambivalence, 'American Sniper' Shows The Cost Of War

Full Of Complexity And Ambivalence, 'American Sniper' Shows The Cost Of War

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