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All Things Considered
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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  • Head Of Military Police Defects To Syrian Opposition
    Twenty Syrian civilians were killed in an army attack in the northeast on Wednesday. The latest bloodshed came as the general in charge of Syria's military police force announced his defection to the rebels.
  • Syria's War Leaves Its Scars On The Children
    Many Syrian children have lost family members and are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Even those who have fled into neighboring Turkey have not been able to leave the trauma behind.
  • Wedge Divides Old Guard And New At Tea Party Group
    FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that coordinates Tea Party activists nationwide, underwent a dramatic leadership battle behind the scenes just ahead of November's election. Robert Siegel talks with David Corn, who wrote about the feud for Mother Jones.
  • Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown
    In 2007, Prince William County, Va., voted to step up police checks aimed at driving out illegal immigrants. The move sparked local outcry and national attention, but five years on, supporters and opponents differ on whether the policy has been a success.
  • Climate Change Gets Real For Americans
    Something remarkable happened in 2012.
  • Labor Force Participation At Lowest Point In 3 Decades
    The improvement in the unemployment rate in the last year belies the fact that the rate would be so much higher if the number of people in the labor force didn't shrink.
  • Airlines Fear Pilot Shortage Amid New Federal Safety Rules
    A new federal regulation will require commercial pilots to get roughly triple the number of flight training hours many airlines require today before they can be hired. Some airlines — especially the smaller ones — worry this will result in a pilot deficit.
  • Legalized Pot Creates Quandary For Adults In Wash.
    Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, parents and drug counselors face the quandary of what to tell kids about the drug. Counselors, especially, say their job is harder now because of the example of adults who are openly and legally indulging in a substance that, just a few weeks ago, could still be dismissed as illegal.
  • 'Hyde Park': An FDR Portrait That's More Fiction Than Fact
    Hyde Park on Hudson tells the story of a love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. Historian Geoffrey Ward evaluates the accuracy of the new film and finds it lacking. "It's a very odd film," he says.
  • How A Drug Shortage Hiked Relapse Risks For Lymphoma Patients
    The short supply of a key drug to treat lymphoma forced doctors to switch to another medicine. Now researchers have documented that the fallback drug wasn't as good a choice as many doctors thought.

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