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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lindsey Van of United States jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on Feb. 8, 2014. (Lars Baron/Getty)

U.S. Looks to Target American With Drone | How Do They Do That? Olympic Freestyle Skiing & Ski Jump | Shirley Temple Dead at 85 | An Inside Look at the Music of One Ring Zero | Perserving Hertiage & History in the Midsts of Unrest | Meet The Hummus, A Humor Site for Muslim-Americans

U.S. Looks to Target American With Drone

The U.S. government has identified an American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida and is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas. The administration is debating whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally. When, if ever, is it appropriate to use a drone strike to kill an American citizen abroad? Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, examines this question and the future of the U.S. drone program.

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How Do They Do That? Olympic Freestyle Skiing and Ski Jump

If you're like most people, you might be wondering how Olympic athletes do what they do. Though ski jump is a spectacular combination of athletics, fearlessness, and beauty, it is ultimately about physics. Eric Goff, The Takeaway's resident Olympics physicist, is the chair of the Physics Department at Lynchburg College and author of "Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports." Mick Berry, a freestyle skiing coach in Park City, UT, weighs in on the precision and speed required to compete at this level.

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'The Onion' For Muslim-Americans?

Meet the founders of The Hummus, a new humor site with a Muslim-American lens and headlines like, “Muslim Daughter Feared Missing  After Father Calls 38 Times Within 5 Minutes” and “Conversion Of Ryan Gosling To Islam Halts Arranged Marriages Nationwide.”

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Today's Highlights | February 11, 2014

Also On Today's Show: The iconic depression-era child star Shirley Temple Black has passed away at the age of 85...The band “One Ring Zero” has released eight albums, including one where the lyrics were written by famous authors. Two band members discuss their innovative albums...Today The Takeaway gives you a look at the task of preserving the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt in a country plagued in recent years by unrest. 


An Evening with Codebreakers

Join our host John Hockenberry in New York City for an evening of music, drinks and conversation with two of the brightest lights in the mind-bending, down-the-rabbit hole world of codebreaking. This is the second edition of the WNYC Science Fair, a new series in The Greene Space that mixes your favorite public radio personalities with popular science, special performances with a few drinks.

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