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The Thursday Edition

Just a few of the highlights from the latest show. For a more detailed rundown, click on "Read More" at the bottom of this entry. Or consult the box marked "Latest Audio" at the right-hand side of the webpage.

PART ONE

ASSAD FAMILY EMAILS. The secret lives of President Assad's inner circle. The Guardian newspaper gets its hands on thousands of private emails belonging to the Syrian president and his wife.

KONY2012 IN NORTHERN UGANDA. They came, they saw, and they were not impressed. People in northern Uganda finally get a chance to watch Kony2012 -- the viral internet campaign that's got the whole world talking about them.

PART TWO

TALIBAN WITHDRAWS FROM PEACE TALKS. The Taliban says talks are over but we'll hear from one expert who says the door may still be ajar.

VULTURE VISION. Sight unseen. A British scientist finds that vultures -- previously known for their sharp eyes -- have huge blind spots...which is why they have so many fatal run-ins with wind turbines.

PART THREE

INVESTOR PROTECTION REDUCED. Capital con game. A former top U-S securities regulators warns that a popular U-S jobs bill could make it easier for corporate America to bamboozle investors.

SCRIPT: RUSSIAN GIRLPUNK BAND. Hard rock, hard time. A Russian court rules that two members of the all-woman punk band Pussy Riot must remain in jail until their trial for hooliganism begins.

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