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Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

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Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.

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To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases

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Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.

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Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

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Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.

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The Therapist In Your Phone

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We meet two psychologists out of the Bay Area who are trying to treat more Latinos by using cell phones.

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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

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President Obama held his first face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. White House officials say this marks the beginning of a new, more cooperative U.S.-Afghan relationship.

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Giving Up The Concert Stage To Teach

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Ethan Hawke's new documentary is about pianist Seymour Bernstein's decision to leave his concert career for teaching.

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SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

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The Princeton Review wanted to use a line from her song "Fifteen" as an example of bad grammar. The problem is the lyric in question was misquoted.

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Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

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Three weeks into the Boston Marathon bombing trial, defense attorneys will soon get their turn. Before sentencing, they'll be limited in what they can say to defend admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarneav.

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Seinabo Sey Touches Down In Austin

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The Swedish singer says a conflicted relationship to her home country informs the sound of her music: "I don't feel free there, and that makes you write in a certain way."

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The Week In 2016 Politics

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An event in New Hampshire and a small scandal in Iowa are just the latest in the race for the White House.

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Winning In Country Music, With No Help From Nashville

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Traditional country musicians, the kind who never get airplay on mainstream country radio stations, are thriving in regional scenes supported by devoted live audiences.

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$24B TV Deal Puts Cash In NBA Pockets

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Scott Simon talks basketball with NPR's Tom Goldman, from the record increase in the NBA's salary cap to an on-air announcer's very strange commentary.

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Rehm To Step Away From Fundraising Role

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NPR will update its ethics code to clarify how far it reaches.

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Speech Restrictions in Ecuador

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Ecuador's recent media law is aimed at reducing offensive content and reining in the power of entrenched media monopolies. But critics say it's also a tool for the president to go after his critics.

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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

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Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.

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