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Mon July 25, 2011

DADT Ends. Discrimination Continues?

President Obama recently certified the repeal of the policy preventing gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Host Michel Martin speaks with Service Women's Action Network head Anu Bhagwati about the changes service members can expect, why Marines were most reluctant to repeal the ban, and why Bhagwati believes discrimination and homophobia will still occur in the military.


Mon July 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Vaccine Mistrust Spreading To The Developing World

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010.
Majid Saeedi Getty Images

The public health community has gotten markedly better at distributing effective vaccines to the children who need them. But researchers are noticing an increase in mistrust of vaccines around the world, and they're concerned that unfounded suspicions could derail immunization programs essential to saving lives.

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Mon July 25, 2011
All Tech Considered

Hunting For A Password That Only You Will Know

Security expert Markus Jakobsson says the best password could be as simple as combining words from a story that only you know.

Passwords — almost everyone's got one, or two, or 10.

But are passwords really the best way to protect your digital identity? Computer scientists have been trying to crack the code on the next generation of passwords, and one researcher says all you may need is a squirrel.

Security expert Markus Jakobsson says, just imagine that you went jogging in the forest, and you stepped on a squirrel.

That's one way to create a strong password, he says.

"Think of a story," he says. "Turn it into three important words of the story."

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Mon July 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Norway Terror Suspect Warns Of 'Two More Cells'

Anders Behring Breivik, the man arrested in connection to a bombing in Oslo and a shooting massacre at a nearby island of Utøya, made his first court appearance today.

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Mon July 25, 2011

Weekly Standard: All Hail The House Republicans

Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., left, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, center, and other House Republicans, smile after the 234-190 passage of the conservative deficit reduction plan known as "Cut, Cap and Balance" in the GOP-controlled House, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Chaffetz, a member of the Budget Committee, was a sponsor of the legislation.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

William Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard, which, together with Fred Barnes and John Podhoretz, he founded in 1995.

O tempora, o mores! O Cicero, if thou couldst be with us now! The corruption of our age is approaching that of your own! Who today speaks for the ancient Roman — and modern American — virtues of civic duty and personal responsibility?

Here's who: the House Republicans.

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