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  • Syrian Truce Holds, But Path To Peace Doubtful
    Opposition figures said rebel fighters inside Syria would abide by the truce as long as the Syrian military does, while the government says its forces will return fire if attacked. But many remain skeptical that there will be a good-faith effort to follow all the peace plan's steps.
  • After Taint Of Drugs, Colombia Reinvents Itself
    The country once associated with drug lords is now increasingly seen as a rising star in South America — stable, diplomatically engaged and a magnet for foreign investment. It's hosting the Summit of the Americas — and President Obama — this weekend.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman: Broadway's New 'Salesman'
    Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is starring in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Hoffman about the iconic role and why, 63 years after the play premiered, it continues to resonate with modern audiences.
  • Does The Case Against John Edwards Go Too Far?
    Prosecutors accuse the former Democratic presidential candidate of accepting and failing to report nearly $1 million that two old friends and campaign donors funneled through intermediaries to support a lavish lifestyle for his mistress. But political and legal observers are shaking their heads at the case.
  • Huckabee Pledges More Civil Alternative To Limbaugh
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new radio talk show, and he tells NPR "it's going to be more conversation and less confrontation." That would be a marked departure from the other man who broadcasts in the noon to 3 p.m. slot -– Rush Limbaugh.
  • Why Didn't Passengers Panic On The Titanic?
    People behaved very differently on another ship that sunk around the same time. An economist thinks he knows why.
  • Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $1 Billion Fine
    The judge ordered the fine after a jury found the company had minimized the risks of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Johnson & Johnson is asking for a new trial.
  • Money-Losing Sony Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs
    Sony is expected to cut about 6 percent of its global workforce in an attempt to return to profitability. Daisuke Wakabayashi, of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Renee Montagne about restructuring plans at Sony.
  • Taxes Lead To Stress Which Leads To Fatal Wrecks
    Death and taxes may be connected in ways Ben Franklin couldn't have imagined. Researchers found a six percent increase in fatal auto accidents on the day federal taxes are due. The most likely culprit: stress.
  • R.I. Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Driving With Dogs
    Drivers caught with lap dogs could face a fine of up to $125, according to a proposed measure in Rhode Island. A similar law was passed in California in 2008, but was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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