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6:03 am
Thu February 21, 2013

The Satisfactions Of Simplicity In 'Jackal's Share'

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Chris Morgan Jones' latest espionage novel, The Jackal's Share, makes a reader appreciate the attractions of simplicity. There aren't any glitzy tricks here: no over-the-top villains or weapons arsenals; no le Carre-like meditations on the existential identity of the spy.

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Around the Nation
6:03 am
Thu February 21, 2013

New Jersey Man Breaks Arcade Record

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Business
5:09 am
Thu February 21, 2013

American Tech Workers Challenge H-1B Visa Story

Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 5:28 am

Two days ago, Morning Edition aired a story about the H-1B program which grants temporary work visas to foreigners with special skills like computer programming. In the story, it was reported that employers have to show they tried to recruit Americans first. But as it turns out, many companies bypass American applicants.

Middle East
4:52 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Egyptian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence At Protests

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 10:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

A very different story now, from Egypt. There, sexual violence against women is on the rise. And a warning: Some of what you'll hear in the next few minutes is disturbing, starting with this: Women who show up at protests are in danger of being mobbed by men and gang raped. During the most recent demonstration, one victim was sexually assaulted with a knife, another strangled with her scarf, and another violated in front of her children. As the number of assaults increases, many Egyptian women say they'll no longer be silent.

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Around the Nation
4:52 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Fla. Gov. Scott Reverses Medicaid Decision

Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 5:49 am

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced late Wednesday that he will expand Medicaid to an estimated 900,000 residents. The move is a surprise because the governor has previously been a vocal critic of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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