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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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  • A Look Back At Key Moments Of The Iraq War
    As President Obama prepares to outline the withdrawal of combat forces from Iraq in an Oval Office speech Tuesday night, NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block listen back to key moments of the Iraq war.
  • A Look At America's 'Advise And Assist' Role In Iraq
    If it's not combat, what is it? NPR's Kelly McEvers spent a day flying around Iraq with the U.S. military to understand the U.S role in the post-combat era.
  • Iraq: By The Numbers
    After seven years of a U.S. military presence in Iraq, the future of that country's security and future U.S. involvement remain ambiguous. But what things can be measured? How is Iraq's GDP? Or its electricity generation? NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution about what can be quantified in Iraq.
  • A Click Away: Preventing Online Child Porn Viewing
    Prosecution for child pornography has nearly tripled since 2000, but the Justice Department is still looking for a way to handle what it calls the "explosion" in trafficking. Companies are developing technology to better filter the images online, but the effectiveness of the private initiatives and how they will affect government enforcement remains to be seen.
  • Hurricane Earl Heads Toward U.S. East Coast
    NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block update listeners on Hurricane Earl -- a category 4 storm -- as it heads toward the East Coast. Federal officials are warning U.S. residents to prepare for possible evacuations.
  • Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell
    The overlooked story of the USS Kirk is one of the most significant humanitarian missions in the history of the U.S. military. On April 29, 1975, as South Vietnam was falling to Communist forces, a small U.S. Navy ship took on a big role in rescuing thousands of refugees rushing to the Americans for shelter.
  • Turkish Government Pushes Constitutional Reforms
    It's campaign season in Turkey, as the government pushes for public approval next month of a package of long-promised constitutional reforms. Democracy advocates say it's a positive step, though it represents only a fraction of what's needed. Some critics have focused on the government's failure to address the needs of the Kurdish minority, while others say the ruling AK Party hopes to ride a successful vote to another victory in elections expected next year.
  • Someday, This Raven May Fly To The Rescue
    The owner of a special raven named Shade is on a mission to train the bird to help rescue lost hikers and tourists in the Arizona backcountry. Shade has an uncanny ability to play hide-and-seek and to understand verbal commands.
  • Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women
    Women carrying the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations for breast cancer could benefit from having double mastectomies before they develop cancer. "We found mastectomy provided huge risk reduction of subsequent breast cancer diagnosis and death," says the author of a new study.
  • Doctor Weighs In On Breast Cancer Study
    NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Kenneth Offit, chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, about a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study addresses the effectiveness of prophylactic surgery for people with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

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