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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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  • Scientists Clone Human Embryos To Make Stem Cells
    The achievement is a long-sought step toward harnessing the potential power of such cells to treat diseases. But the discovery raises ethical concerns because it brings researchers closer to cloning humans.
  • Military's Sexual Assault Problem Is A Cultural One
    On Tuesday, details were revealed about a second military officer accused of sexual offenses, even though he was supposed to be helping to educate people about the danger of sexual assault. The military has developed an elaborate system to deal with continuing waves of assault, and has a plan for dealing with the problem. But getting service members to report the crimes remains a huge challenge because of the unique workplace and chain of command issues. Melissa Block talks to Larry Abramson.
  • Take Your Seat, The 'No Photography' Sign Is Lit
    A viral video from an American Airlines flight highlights a little-known airline policy: no unauthorized photography.
  • Google Launches A Streaming Music Service
    On Wednesday the company launched All Access, a paid subscription service that will put it in direct competition with Spotify and Pandora.
  • Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation
    Mvula's debut is ambitiously distinct and confident, as if she and her band had perfected their sound years ago but only now decided to share it with everyone else.
  • Syrian Minister: Removal Of Assad Means Destruction Of Syria
    Melissa Block talks with Syria's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Faisal Mekdad, about the upcoming international conference on Syria in Geneva and about the Syrian government's view of the civil war. Mekdad says the government of President Bashar al-Assad believes a peaceful settlement is necessary to solve the conflict in Syria. However, Mekdad says the replacement of President Assad "means destruction of Syria, means no international conference, and means support of terrorism." Mekdad says Syria will not participate in the conference with any preconditions.
  • One Reason To Apply For Tax-Exempt Status: Anonymity
    The IRS scandal has put a spotlight on a part of the tax code increasingly popular with political groups. Donors can't get tax deductions for giving to 501(c)(4) organizations like they would for charities. But the names of those donors can stay private.
  • LA Schools Throw Out Suspensions For 'Willful Defiance'
    Students deemed "willfully defiant" accounted for nearly half of California's 700,000 suspensions last year. Many educators are cheering the Los Angeles Unified School District's decision to ban such suspensions, arguing the category is too broad and disproportionately targeted black students.
  • Television's Fall 'Upfronts' A Relic Of Advertising Past
    TV Networks are revealing their plans for the upcoming season. Audie Cornish speaks with media and television critic Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times for more on the new shows, trends and surprises.
  • Holder Questioned Over Justice Department's IRS Investigation
    Attorney General Eric Holder faced critics in both parties at Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing because his Justice Department has subpoenaed two months of phone logs from the Associated Press following a security leak in 2012.

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