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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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  • Obama Stresses 'Unbreakable Alliance' On Visit To Israel
    President Obama arrived in Israel on Wednesday. He is there to visit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss some of the major challenges facing the region, including Iran's suspect nuclear program, the conflict in Israel's neighbor Syria and the moribund Middle East peace process. Scott Horsley talks to Melissa Block.
  • Calls To Free Spy Jonathan Pollard Grow Louder
    Activists in Israel and the U.S. are pushing President Obama to give clemency to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Pollard betrayed the U.S. in the 1980s, selling intelligence secrets to Israel, and he was sentenced to life in prison. Robert Siegel talks to R. James Woolsey, head of the CIA during the Clinton Administration, about why used to oppose releasing Pollard, and why he supports clemency now.
  • Forensic Advances Raise New Questions About Old Convictions
    William Richards was convicted of murder in 1997 after a forensic dentist identified a mark on the victim as a bite. Years later, the witness recanted after seeing a new forensic analysis. As forensic technology improves, more old convictions are likely to draw new challenges around the country.
  • France Wants U.N. To Take Over Peacekeeping Mission In Mali
    France has been fighting Islamic insurgents in the African nation of Mali for over two months. Paris has recently called for a U.N. peacekeeping mission to take over for the French. The U.N. Security council will meet next week to discuss the situation in the former French colony. Robert Siegel talks to Anthony Banbury, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support, about his recent trip to Mali.
  • Jane Goodall Apologizes For Lifted Passages In Her Upcoming Book
    World-famous primatologist Jane Goodall has admitted to plagiarizing several passages in her upcoming book, Seeds of Hope. It's not yet clear if Goodall or her co-author Gail Hudson is responsible for the lifted passages.
  • Assault Weapons Ban Not Expected To Make It Out Of Congress
    Just three months after 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a Connecticut elementary school, an attempt to ban assault rifles like the one used that morning appear dead on Capitol Hill. The Democratically-controlled Senate will bring a gun bill to the floor, but it does not include a ban on assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines.
  • How A Patient's Suicide Changed A Doctor's Approach To Guns
    Dr. Frank Dumont never thought of himself as being on the front lines of suicide prevention. But after the death of a patient he was particularly close to, he sees his role changing. He's seeking to reduce suicides by asking his patients about guns in their homes.
  • NYC Mayor's Campaign Against Teen Pregnancy Widely Criticized
    New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg is mired in another health controversy; this time it's a campaign against teen pregnancy. It has provoked negative reactions from every quarter — the right, the left, mayoral candidates and even health advocates.
  • Yes, Your New Car Has A 'Black Box.' Where's The Off Switch?
    Most newer cars have recorders that collect data at the moment of a crash and preserve key information. The data is meant to improve safety, but it's also useful in court. The federal government now wants to make the recorders mandatory on all new cars, but privacy advocates say people should have the option of turning their cars' recorders off.
  • Kacey Musgraves: A Millennial Musician Reframes Country
    On her major-label debut, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter explores themes steeped in tradition, yet views them through the lens of youth culture.

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