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Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, are investigating an argument that may have led to a shooting spree there this week. They are moving away from a focus on the suspect's mental health issues.
Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India chronicles the life of an ordinary man in extraordinary times. NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Anand Pandian about his subject, his grandfather.
Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime."
Forty years after ABBA strode into the world on platform boots, we consider why this Eurovision winner made it big across the pond.
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.
Besides the shooter himself, three others died in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood. NPR's Jennifer Ludden offers profiles of the three victims.