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Secretary Of Embattled VA: 'I Can Reset The Tone'
Robert Siegel talks to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald about how he's been addressing problems at the agency.
For People Fired For Being Gay, Old Court Case Becomes A New Tool
Workplace discrimination against gay people is legal in 29 states. So some LGBT people have filed discrimination claims using a legal argument from a 1989 Supreme Court case about gender stereotypes.
Anti-ISIS Satire Lampoons Militant Group's Hypocrisy
Audie Cornish talks to professor Arwan Kraidy, who studies TV and social media in the Arab world, about the slapstick sketches and music videos that poke fun at ISIS in sometimes bizarre ways.
For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run
The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys' school killed up to 50 students.
Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network
Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.
Superstorm Sandy Inspires Bleak, Poetic Landscapes In 'Let Me Be Frank'
In Richard Ford's brilliant collection of four short stories, protagonist Frank Bascombe returns to be "frank" about touchy topics. His awareness, particularly of mortality, is profound and hilarious.
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