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All Things Considered
Monday, March 21, 2011

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  • In Libya, Air Strikes Continue
    Air strikes continued against installations and forces of the Libyan government. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Monday that the U.S. will turn over "primary responsibility" for the operations to allies in a matter of days. NPR's David Greene talks to Melissa Block with the latest.
  • What Are The Coalition's Goals In Libya?
    Robert Siegel talks with R. Nicholas Burns, a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, about what the coalition goals are in Libya.
  • Ivory Coast's 'Young Patriots' Volunteer To Fight
    Thousands of young supporters of disputed President Laurent Gbagbo say they will join the army to "liberate" their country. The would-be recruits are responding to a call that many fear heightens the prospect of renewed civil war following November's contested election.
  • AT&T Reveals Plans To Buy T-Mobile
    AT&T unveiled a huge acquisition over the weekend. The telecom giant announced it is buying wireless rival T-Mobile in a deal valued at $39 billion. The deal will put 80 percent of the wireless market in the hands of just two competitors, AT&T and Verizon. Analysts say it's likely to face a tough review from antitrust regulators.
  • Bathroom Scales: There's An App For That
    As fitness goes high-tech, even your bathroom scale is going digital. One company went from making old-fashioned spring-loaded scales to scales that aren't just digital but use all sorts of high-tech applications to talk directly to your wireless device.
  • Many Bahraini Protesters Angry With United States
    Some say they believe the White House tacitly approved the attacks on demonstrators last week — and put its strategic interests over democratic principles.
  • Unrest Erupts In Syria
    Mideast street unrest heated up in Syria Monday, particularly in the southern city of Deraa. Host Melissa Block talks with the Reuters bureau chief Khaled Oweis in Damascus.
  • Colombia's President Targets Stolen Land
    To control cocaine kingpins and violence in Colombia, the U.S. has spent $25 billion for military hardware and training in a quarter century. And the policy has hardly changed. But now, a new president, Juan Manuel Santos, is taking on the elephant in the room that no one ever paid much attention to. He's seizing land from corrupt local bosses and drug traffickers. A huge swath of land — about three times the size of Maryland — was stolen by corrupt warlords or simply abandoned by poor farmers in 30 years of conflict, creating a huge humanitarian problem. The idea now is to get that land back in the hands of peasants and resolve a problem that is the root of Colombia's conflict.
  • Japan Disaster Strikes Home Among Anime Fans
    The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11 occurred nearly 7,000 miles from the annual Zenkaikon anime convention in Philadelphia — but for many of the passionate Japanese-culture devotees in attendance, the disasters and their aftermath feel intimately personal.
  • Look! On The Web! The 'Comic Book Nerd Lawyers!'
    The creators of the blog Law and the Multiverse explore the legal issues of the superhero set. They say their dip into the world of fantasy can offer some real-world lessons.

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