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Thursday, February 2, 2012

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  • Defiant Syrians Speaking Out About 1982 Killings
    The Syrian government's crackdown on an uprising in 1982 was so brutal that Syrians rarely spoke about it. But now, some Syrians plan to mark the 30th anniversary of the events in Hama as they continue with the current uprising.
  • Arab League's Credibility Tested By Violence
    The ongoing violence in Syria is testing the power — and credibility — of the Arab League. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Shibley Telhami, a professor at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, for some context on the Arab League.
  • Letters: Soul Train, 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'
    Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners.
  • Soon Facebook Growth Will Be About Users Clocking In More Time
    As the number of new Facebook users plateaus, the company will have to find ways to draw individual users in for longer periods of time if it hopes to keep ad profits growing.
  • Ani DiFranco: Embracing Stability, Remaining Outspoken
    The singer-songwriter's latest album, her most striking release in more than a decade, is as personal as it is political.
  • Lawmaker Leading Probe: 'Someone Needs To Go' At Justice Over Fast And Furious
    The Republican leading a yearlong investigation into the failed gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious acknowledged that the probe has turned up no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder approved the idea. Other GOP lawmakers Thursday threatened Holder with contempt of Congress.
  • FAA Funding Bill Reaches Finish Line
    After four years of wrangling and one shutdown, the beleaguered Federal Aviation Administration will soon get a bill of its own. The bill would give it long-term funding for airport construction, expansion and NextGen — or modernization of the air traffic control system from one based on radar to one based on GPS satellites. Congress has resolved long-simmering issues about unionization, not to mention landing slots and rural subsidies.
  • Billboards Slather On The Guilt With Anti-Cheese Campaign
    A sensational new billboard in Albany, N.Y., wants to scare people away from cheese. Its creator, a physician turned health activist, says Americans should abandon cheese altogether to prevent obesity.
  • As Komen Defends Itself, Planned Parenthood Rakes In Substitute Funds
    A top official reportedly quits to protest the decision of the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure to yank funding from Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization says it's already collected most of the $680,000 it lost.
  • Cancer Foundation Reacts To Backlash
    The fallout continued today from the divorce between women's health groups Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The breast cancer charity announced earlier this week it would stop funding breast screening programs at affiliates of the even huger reproductive health organization.

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