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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Prince performs as Samsung Galaxy presents Prince and A Tribe Called Quest at SXSW on March 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (John Sciulli/Getty)

How Does a Plane Go Missing? | Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It | Florida Race Offers Swing State Insights | Inside the Paralympics: The Biathlon | From SXSW to Seattle: Music and Music Identity Across America | J. Craig Venter on Living Well to the Age of 150

Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It

The economic climate of today's Russia is nothing like the Soviet Union's was two decades ago — and that could be the crucial factor that prevents the current conflict over Crimea from escalating.

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Sen. Feinstein: CIA is Spying on Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, has launched a scathing attack about the behavior of the very agency she has spent years defending: The CIA. Senator Feinstein says the CIA has been spying on Congress. Other than what this means for the separation of powers, she says the agency has been involved in a catalog of cover-ups, intimidation and smears. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, has been on the ground in D.C. following these developments.

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Inside the Paralympics: The Biathlon

The Paralympic Winter Games offer an opportunity for people with a wide range of disabilities to compete in adjusted versions of popular Olympic sports. As part of our week dedicated to America's Paralympians, The Takeaway speaks to Kevin Burton, a U.S. Paralympic Biathlete, who breaks down how he's able to navigate the kilometers of courses and shoot a rifle all while being visually impaired. He discusses what inspired him to become a competitive athlete.

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Music Identity from SXSW to Seattle

Three music minds from public radio stations around the country give their thoughts on what music best captures their states' musical identities. Plus an update from SXSW.

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Living Well to the Age of 150 and Beyond

Would you want to live to 150? What would be the impacts if everyone could? Genomic and synthetic life scientist J. Craig Venter says aging is a phenomenon we can control and arrest.

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How Does a Plane Go Missing?

It's the mystery that has captured the world's attention for the last four days: The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 a Boeing 777 carrying 239 people on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. How does a plane simply vanish? Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent and a contributor to Condé Nast Traveler, weighs in.

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