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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 15, 2011




Syrian internally displaced persons arrive to a makeshift camp in the northern city of Idlib, near the Turkish village of Guvecci in Hatay. More than 10,000 Syrians have fled into neighboring countries to escape a deadly government crackdown on opposition protests, with at least 5,000 people escaping to Turkey.
Syrian internally displaced persons arrive to a makeshift camp in the northern city of Idlib, near the Turkish village of Guvecci in Hatay. More than 10,000 Syrians have fled into neighboring countries to escape a deadly government crackdown on opposition protests, with at least 5,000 people escaping to Turkey.
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Syrian army units are preparing another assault on a northern town to crush anti-government protests. Can Google help save the U.S. Postal Service? Author Mark Seal talks about the man who impersonated a Rockefeller in a web of crime that included fraud, kidnapping and alleged murder. Researchers are presenting the latest studies on sleep at a conference in Minneapolis. The Dinner Party Download guys join Madeleine for some conversational tidbits. Plus the latest news.