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2:47pm

Thu March 17, 2011
World

Libya Shifts Momentum Of Arab World Protests

When demonstrations against Moammar Gadhafi began last month, many pundits thought the Libyan leader would easily topple — as did his counterparts in Egypt and Tunisia.

But Gadhafi held on, and that may be having an effect on popular uprisings in other countries across the region.

A month ago, there was a collective euphoria spreading over much of the Arab world. Popular protests had not only brought down Tunisia's longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but had also toppled Egypt's hard-line President Hosni Mubarak.

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2:30pm

Thu March 17, 2011
World Cafe

Alexi Murdoch On World Cafe

The paradox that encapsulates Alexi Murdoch is that his quietly intimate music has made the Scottish singer-songwriter an international powerhouse. His single "Orange Sky," from his debut EP, was featured in Garden State and on television shows like The O.C. and Dawson's Creek.

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2:25pm

Thu March 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Latest O'Keefe Video Focuses On Soros' Donations To NPR

"Part III" of conservative activist James O'Keefe's secretly recorded conversations with NPR executives is now online.

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12:58pm

Thu March 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Iodized Salt Is No Antidote For Radiation

The Salt Institute, trade group for all things salty, has a simple message for you:

Iodized table salt should not be used as protection against radioactive fallout.

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12:24pm

Thu March 17, 2011
Media

'New York Times' Rolls Out Online Paywall

The New York Times has twice experimented with making some readers pay for online content, and twice it has backed away. On Thursday morning, the newspaper's executives announced they would make the most loyal readers pay to access its website, though a lot of casual readers would not pay a cent.

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