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1:00pm

Tue August 30, 2011
NPR Story

Summer Sounds: Ocean Waves

Albuquerque writer Richard Vargas thinks about his iconic Summer Sound: the breaking of oceans waves. He lived in California once, and they represent the freedom he felt then.

1:00pm

Tue August 30, 2011
NPR Story

In Syria, Homs Emerges As Center Of Protest Movement

Now that Hama has been crushed and demoralized, Homs is emerging as the center of anti-government activity in Syria, as protesters have taken up arms to conduct targeted operations against security forces and the army.

1:00pm

Tue August 30, 2011
NPR Story

Veterans Discuss Romney, Perry

The two top leaders of the large field of Republican presidential hopefuls have gotten a warm welcome this week from the friendly crowd at the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in San Antonio.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney both boasted of their admiration and support for the military in their speeches, but they sidestepped attacks on each other, saving their vitriol for President Obama.

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12:51pm

Tue August 30, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Commission: Researchers Knew Of Ethical Problems In Guatemala STD Study

U.S. researchers knowingly breached medical ethics by infecting Guatemalans with venereal diseases in the 1940s without informing them of the risks, a presidential commission has found.

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which was asked by President Barack Obama to investigate the Guatemalan study in October 2010, came to the conclusion after learning that the researchers had conducted similar research with American prisoners in 1943 but had given them the chance to make informed consent.

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12:36pm

Tue August 30, 2011
Opinion

How To Pack Up A Neighborhood, Cumin Included

Shoppers pick out vegetables at a bazaar in Calcutta, India.
Courtesy of Sandip Roy

There are almost 700,000 foreign students attending universities in the U.S., more than ever before. One of them is the niece of Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy, who recently returned home to India to spend time with his family.

Over 20 years ago, my niece, then a little baby, came to the Calcutta airport as I was leaving for America. This year, she left for the U.S. and I went to see her off.

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