1:49 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

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I asked if he ever talked about it. Jason shook his head no. Did they find out anyway? “Always.” The first time was at Fort Benning in 1994, in the middle of the hell of basic training. The ex-cop recruits in boot camp with him said that prisoners had more freedom than they did. There were guys who faked suicide attempts to get out of basic. But Everman never had any doubts. “I was 100 percent,” he told me. “If I wasn’t, there was no way I’d get through it.”
I asked if he ever talked about it. Jason shook his head no. Did they find out anyway? "Always." The first time was at Fort Benning in 1994, in the middle of the hell of basic training. The ex-cop recruits in boot camp with him said that prisoners had more freedom than they did.
The Two-Way
1:42 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

His Son Is 'A Modern Day Paul Revere,' Snowden's Father Says

Declaring that "you are a modern day Paul Revere; summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny and one-branch government," the father of "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Tuesday released an open letter to his son.

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1:39 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

New China law says children 'must visit parents'

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Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says.
Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says. China's new "Elderly Rights Law" deals with the growing problem of lonely elderly people by ordering adult children to visit their ageing parents.
1:38 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Suicide attack on Nato supply firm in Kabul

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Insurgents have killed at least seven people in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan, police say.
At least seven people have been killed in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan. Four Nepali guards were among those killed in the incident, which happened early on Tuesday morning. The Kabul police chief told the BBC the attacker had a truck full of explosives.
1:32 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Dead fish fill Mexico reservoir

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Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of a Mexican reservoir, amid allegations that a local firm contaminated the water.
Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of a Mexican reservoir, amid allegations that a local firm contaminated the water. Local Mayor Emeterio Corona said the firm had dumped hundreds of litres of molasses into a canal that flows into the reservoir in Jalisco state.
The Two-Way
1:06 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Baikonour, We Have A Problem. Russian Rocket Crashes And Burns

The spectacular crash.
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Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 3:38 pm

Update at 3:25 p.m. ET on July 10.

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The Two-Way
12:53 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Why The Fort Hood Suspect Couldn't Plead Guilty To Murder

Maj. Nidal Hasan faces 13 charges of murder and 32 of attempted murder for the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. A Muslim, he has refused a judge's order to shave his beard, though it violates Army regulations. The trial will proceed, however.
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Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 2:07 pm

(Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET.)

Nearly four years after the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in which 13 people were killed and 32 were wounded, the case against the Army psychiatrist who stands accused of the crimes got to the pleading stage Tuesday.

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Education
12:28 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Educational Innovators Ask 'Why Can't Learning Be Fun?'

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Education
12:28 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Hot Tips To Reinvent Education

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we will hear the story of one young woman who literally put her life on the line to go to school. Shabana Basij-Rasikh will join us to talk about growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan and the work she's doing now to make sure other young Afghan women can get an education. That's in just a few minutes. But first, we are continuing our conversation with our education innovators.

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Afghanistan
12:28 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education

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Now we'd like to bring you the story of one young woman for whom going to school was literally an act of courage. Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six when the Taliban took over in Afghanistan. They made it illegal for girls to go to school. As a result, for years, Shabana and her sister put their lives on the line to go to a secret school in Kabul. Her persistence and bravery eventually led her to Middlebury College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010.

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