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Besides the shooter himself, three others died in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood. NPR's Jennifer Ludden offers profiles of the three victims.
The recent shooting at the Fort Hood Army base has raised questions about how the military deals with mental health issues. Melissa Block talks with Doctor Steve Xenakis, a retired Retired Brigadier General in the Army and a psychiatrist, about the stresses of military life and how mental illness is treated in the military.
Jacob Goldstein from the Planet Money team reports on a big, buzz-worthy new book from one of the world's leading experts on inequality.
Afghans vote Saturday for a successor to President Hamid Karzai. It could be the country's first ever democratic transfer of power, but fraud and violence are expected.
U.S. and Russian relations are rapidly deteriorating over Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda in Eastern Europe. Sanctions and other pressures haven't convinced Putin to change his course — so why is he persisting? And what is his goal?
Is it possible there's too much good TV? Sunday nights are starting to look that way. Between Game of Thrones, Mad Men and many more, there's a lot to navigate. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans helps.