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Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter
Since 2001, more than 100,000 troops have left the military with an other than honorable discharge. The "bad paper" puts benefits and medical care out of reach, even for those who served in combat. Which raises a simple question: What does America owe those who serve?
After A Full Fall, A Few New TV Choices To Tide You Over
November is over and so is the big fall TV season. But there are bright gifts among the off-season also-rans, including TNT's Mob City and a French series about the undead.
Remembering The Singing 'Mayor Of MacDougal Street'
While the latest Coen brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, isn't a biopic, it is inspired by the life of a real person: the late Dave Van Ronk. He was a folk and blues singer and a central figure in the folk revival of the early 1960s. NPR's Joel Rose has the story of the musician, who was known for his avuncular presence on the Greenwich Village scene.
Will Obamacare Play Big In 2014? Keep An Eye On N.H. Senate Race
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a popular Democrat, former governor and strong proponent of the Affordable Care Act, is taking some heat back home for the problems with HealthCare.gov. She faces re-election next year, but a formidable Republican opponent has yet to emerge.
Epilepsy Patients Help Decode The Brain's Hidden Signals
When doctors stick electrodes into the brain of a patient with epilepsy, they're hoping to find a cure for debilitating seizures. But they're also exploring a still-mysterious landscape. And they couldn't do it without a patient willing to help.
French Troops Arrive In Central African Republic
David Greene talks with Sylvain Groulx, head of mission for Doctors without Borders in the Central African Republic, about the state of the violence there and the hopes for peace now that French troops have arrived.
American Dazzles Judges On 'Arabs Got Talent'
One of the contenders in the popular TV show Arabs Got Talent was blond 23-year-old Jennifer Grout, a classically trained singer from Boston. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.
Praise For Mandela Crosses Borders, Partisan Lines
Steve Inskeep talks with Cokie Roberts about how Nelson Mandela was able to cross partisan lines.
David Greene and Steve Inskeep have today's last word in business.
WTO Nations Say Deal Will Boost Global Trade
NPR's Jim Zarroli reports on progress toward promoting global trade over the weekend, as officials from 159 countries met in talks sponsored by the World Trade Organization on the Indonesian island of Bali.