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11:40 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Esperanza Spalding: Searching For The New 'Atlantis'

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter performs during the Marciac Jazz festival in 2005.
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:08 pm

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Planet Money
11:40 am
Mon March 12, 2012

People Are Stealing Lots Of Tide Detergent

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Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 8:43 am

The Daily reports:

Law enforcement officials across the country are puzzled over a crime wave targeting an unlikely item: Tide laundry detergent.

Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping tabs on the soap spree, and some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it. And retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid.

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Opinion
11:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Weekly Standard: Coming Up Roses For Obama

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Daimler Trucks North America Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant on March 7, 2011 in Mt. Holly, North Carolina. Obama outlined incentives to promote development of more fuel-efficient cars amid positive economic news.
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Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 7:30 am

Irwin M. Stelzer is a writer for The Weekly Standard.

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Opinion
11:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Foreign Policy: The Real Battle In Uganda

This photo taken on Dec. 16, 2010 shows Ugandan soldiers searching through thick vegetation around the Congolese jungle, a longtime hideout for renegade Joseph Kony, leader with a bounty on his head of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army infamous for brutal mutilations on its human victims.
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Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 7:53 am

Jackee Batanda is a writer, journalist, editor based out of Kampala, Uganda.

While the rest of the world jumps onto the Kony2012 bandwagon — wrongly assuming that the main problem in Uganda is the Lord's Resistance Army — Ugandans are worrying about the much more urgent problem plaguing their country: nodding disease.

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Opinion
11:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

The Nation: What Does The Kony Video Say About Us?

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony (L) and his deputy Vincent Otti sit inside a tent Nov. 12, 2006 at Ri-Kwamba in Southern Sudan during a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland. Kony is one of the world's most-wanted war crimes suspects.
Stuart Price AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 7:54 am

Ari Melber is a writer for The Nation.

If you are looking for the precise moment when the viral campaign against Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony turned to farce, it was probably at 6:21 pm on Friday March 9.

"Have you heard of this guy Joseph Kony?," asked the rapper-turned-reality-star Vanilla Ice, in a tweet from Dallas. "America needs to send in the hero's that killed Bin Laden and take this killer out."

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