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All Things Considered
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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  • GOP Candidates Criticize Obama On Iran
    The GOP presidential hopefuls addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, D.C., on a day their campaigns battled in 10 state contests. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all criticized President Obama for his handling of Iran, and the president returned fire during an afternoon news conference.
  • Weighing In On Super Tuesday
    Host Robert Siegel talks with Mara Liasson about Tuesday's 10 primaries and caucuses, known collectively as Super Tuesday. More than 400 delegates are at stake in the voting.
  • Lost At Sea: Do You Know These Civil War Sailors?
    More than a century ago, the Union's USS Monitor sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Ten years ago, searches uncovered the remains of two of its sailors. Now, officials are hoping their descendants will recognize their facial reconstructions and finally bring the sailors home.
  • To Solve Hacking Case, Feds Get Hacker Of Their Own
    Federal prosecutors have charged five men with responsibility for some of the biggest computer hacks in the past few years. The FBI says the hackers penetrated the computer systems of businesses like Fox Broadcasting and Sony Pictures, stole confidential information and splashed it all over the Internet.
  • Antarctica Visitors Unwittingly Bring Invasive Species
    The far reaches of Antarctica are no longer visited only by scientists and their support staff. Adventure tourists and curiosity seekers from Europe, North America and beyond now come by the boatful — and they're bringing some souvenirs from home. Ecologist Steven Chown tells Robert Siegel that visitors unknowingly carry seeds on their clothes and bags. He says they've helped spread dozens of invasive plant species on the continent and risk permanently changing Antarctica's ecology.
  • Syria's Rebels Ask, Why Aren't The Weapons Coming?
    Despite strong rhetoric from some Arab states, the Syrian opposition says it's not seeing many imported weapons, which they say they need. The rebels are expecting more bloodshed and don't understand why they aren't getting more help from abroad.
  • Report: Arming Syrian Rebels May Worsen Situation
    Robert Siegel speaks with Robert Malley, a Program Director at the International Crisis Group, about a new report that takes an in-depth look at the Syrian crisis, the Bashar Assad regime and what can happen next.
  • After Earthquake, Washington Monument Still Closed
    The Washington Monument was seriously damaged by an earthquake last summer that left hunks of stone lying around the base of obelisk. Months later, National Park Service officials are finalizing a plan for repairs, but the structure will remain closed for at least another year.
  • Spurred By Success, Publishers Look For The Next 'Hunger Games'
    The Hunger Games has been a huge success, and the film adaptation is only weeks away. Now, publishers are looking for the next big dystopian hit.
  • Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Has Died
    He and his brother wrote "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "It's a Small World."

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