9:02am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Has The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Been Downgraded?

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 6:18 am

With President Clinton presiding, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left) and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed an interim peace accord at the White House in 1993. Twenty years later, President Obama is heading to the region with peace efforts in the deep freeze.
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Every American president since Harry Truman has wrestled with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to no avail. Yet they keep trying based on the notion that the Middle East will never be calm until there's peace between these protagonists.

But as President Obama heads to Israel and the West Bank, expectations could hardly be lower. What's more, this long-standing feud, often seen as the holy grail of American diplomacy, no longer seems to hold the same urgency, according to many analysts.

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8:56am

Tue March 19, 2013
Law

Can Arizona Demand Voters' Proof Of Citizenship?

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:29 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the president of Xavier University of Louisiana has been on the job for 45 years now and he's guided the school through many storms, including Hurricane Katrina. Norman Francis will be with us in just a few minutes to share his wisdom about higher education and other issues. But first, a hot button issue we've been following had its day in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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8:56am

Tue March 19, 2013
Health

Breast-feeding Mothers Living In First Food Deserts

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:34 am

Most people are aware of the positive effects of breast-feeding. But in many areas of the country, breast-feeding is not the cultural norm, and there's little support available for mothers. Host Michel Martin talks with Kimberly Seals Allers, the co-author of a new report on so-called "first food deserts," and a nursing mother, Areti Gourzis.

8:37am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Lululemon Vows To Get To The Bottom Of Its See-Through Pants Problem

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 10:51 am

Perhaps not the moment when you want "increased sheerness."
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The buns ... er, puns ... seem endless:

Lululemon, the yoga and running clothier, concedes in a letter to its customers that some of the black "luon women's bottoms" it has been selling since early March aren't quite covering their "guests" the way they should.

As Lululemon puts it, there's been some "increased sheerness."

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8:27am

Tue March 19, 2013
Television

A Measured Look At Roth As The Writer Turns 80

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 11:11 am

A new documentary about Philip Roth premieres on PBS next week as part of a slew of celebrations in honor of the novelist's 80th birthday.
PBS

In Chinua Achebe's novel The Anthills of the Savannah, one of the characters says, "Poets don't give prescriptions. They give headaches."

The same is true of novelists, and none more so than Philip Roth. If any writer has ever enjoyed rattling people's skulls, it's this son of Newark, N.J., who's currently enjoying something of a victory lap in the media on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The celebration reaches its peak with a new documentary — Philip Roth Unmasked — that will screen on PBS next week as part of the American Masters series.

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7:51am

Tue March 19, 2013

7:44am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:16 am

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The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in a crime that has attracted wide attention has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.

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7:33am

Tue March 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

The Doctor Will See You And A Dozen Strangers Now

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 10:59 am

Group therapy is popular in mental health circles. Are group appointments for medical conditions worth a try?
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If the idea of sharing your personal medical troubles with your doctor and a bunch of total strangers gives you sweaty palms, you're not alone.

Yet, a growing number of people are swallowing hard and doing it. Along the way, they're discovering that they can get more time with the doctor and learn a few things from their fellow patients by forgoing a one-on-one appointment for a group medical visit.

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7:00am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Australia's Heron Island: A Canary In The Coal Mine For Coral Reefs?

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 8:02 am

Heron Island is located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, about 25 miles off the northeast coast of Australia.
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NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 1: Richard gets a hefty dose of bad news.

I've seen the future, and it isn't pretty.

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6:57am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Student Planned To Stage Attack At Central Florida University

Former University of Central Florida student James Seevakumaran, who police say was planning to attack others in one of the school's dormitories. He killed himself instead.
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"It could have been a very bad day for everyone here."

That's University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary's conclusion after seeing the evidence that a former student at the school "drafted plans to kill others in his dormitory but changed his mind early Monday and took only his own life," The Orlando Sentinel writes.

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