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NPR chief resigns amid controversy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of National Public Radio resigned on Wednesday after the organization’s chief fund-raiser was secretly videotaped criticizing conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs its government funding. Read the full story.
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Libya a serious test for Obama

A month shy of his election in 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama outlined a doctrine for American military force that included crises in which the United States has a “moral obligation” to intervene. As commander in chief, he soon will have to decide whether Libya fits the bill. Obama is facing the sternest test yet of his philosophy of humanitarian intervention, which he has described as an imperative to prevent atrocities against civilians. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi‘s brutal suppression of protests and crackdown on opponents to his 42-year rule may fall short of Obama’s criteria for military action, but the
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