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2:19 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Holder: 'More Work To Do' Before Term Is Over

Attorney General Eric Holder, shown speaking at the 2012 National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation earlier this month, tells NPR he's achieved his highest goal: leading a Justice Department that shaped him as a lawyer and as a person.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 4:05 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder — the first African-American to hold the nation's top law enforcement job — is in the homestretch of his first, and probably last, full term in the post.

And after more than three years on the job, Holder is in an unusually reflective mood. He's thinking about the country's ongoing struggle over civil rights and what he wants to accomplish in his last months of government service.

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Opinion
2:18 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

The Nation: The End Of Sarkozy?

France's incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives on stage to deliver a speech during a campaign meeting in Cernay, eastern France, on April 25, 2012. Sarkozy will face his rival Socialist Party Francois Hollande in a final round on May 6, 2012.
Eric Feferberg AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 6:50 am

Agnès Catherine Poirier is a French journalist and writer based in London.

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Opinion
2:01 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Foreign Policy: What Sex Means For World Peace

A child rides on a swing at a park in New Delhi on April 15, 2012. Sex selection of foetuses in India has led to 7.1 million fewer girls than boys up to age six, a gender gap that has widened by more than a million in a decade, according to a study released in 2011.
Sajjad Hussain AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 7:16 am

Valerie M. Hudson is professor and George H.W. Bush chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

In the academic field of security studies, realpolitik dominates. Those who adhere to this worldview are committed to accepting empirical evidence when it is placed before their eyes, to see the world as it "really" is and not as it ideally should be. As Walter Lippmann wrote, "We must not substitute for the world as it is an imaginary world."

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It's All Politics
2:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Obama Campaign Ad On Bin Laden Hunt: What Would Romney Do?

President Obama in the White House Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden mission.
Pete Souza AP

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 10:09 am

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Classics in Concert
2:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Carnegie Hall Live: Pavel Haas Quartet

The Pavel Haas Quartet live at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 27, 2012.
Melanie Burford for NPR

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 1:48 pm

PROGRAM

  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 1
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108
  • Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, "From My Life"

If you haven't yet heard the Pavel Haas Quartet, buckle your seat belt. This smart, incisive group from Prague with an ultra-warm sound and a sure sense of rhythmic play has been collecting accolades by the fistful ever since they burst onto the international scene six years ago.

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