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Tue February 15, 2011
Middle East

Obama: U.S. Is 'On Right Side Of History' In Mideast

President Obama on Tuesday offered cautious support for the pro-democracy demonstrations unfolding in Bahrain, Iran and Yemen, warning the governments there not to seek to silence their citizens through force.

"The world is changing," Obama said. "You can't maintain power through coercion." That's especially true in a world where people can communicate by smart phones and Twitter, he said.

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Tue February 15, 2011
World Cafe

Badly Drawn Boy On World Cafe

Damon Gough's brainchild Badly Drawn Boy has returned to the scene with an exciting fourth studio album, It's What I'm Thinking Pt.1: Photographing Snowflakes. Often teaming up with frequent collaborator Andy Votel, Gough is a prolific pop songwriter with a knack for great storytelling, which he often weaves into his live shows.

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Tue February 15, 2011
The Two-Way

President George H.W. Bush, 14 Others Receiving Medal Of Freedom

The 15 latest Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients being honored at the White House this hour are (scroll down for updates from the ceremony):

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Tue February 15, 2011
Music Interviews

Darlene Love: A Prominent Star, Born In The Background

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:22 am

Love performs with Cher at Fox Theater in 1989. After hitting rock bottom taking up work as a house cleaner, Love made her way back to the stage preforming in New York and Los Angeles and singing backup vocals for Cher and U2.
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Tue February 15, 2011

Obama Addresses Media On Budget, Middle East

President Obama spoke with the media today in a wide-ranging press conference. He addressed questions around his proposed $3.7 trillion budget, which Republicans have criticized. And he also responded to revolutionary events in the Middle East, affecting countries beyond Egypt. To discuss the president's remarks, host Michel Martin speaks with Washington bureau chief for TV network Al Jazeera International, Abderrahim Foukara, and NPR Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving.