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Fresh Air for July 22, 2011

Captain America (Chris Evans, center) was actually the first Marvel avenger, conceived in 1940 to do battle with Hitler. Jay Maidment/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Captain America': Nostalgic Fun, With Muscles

'Captain America': Nostalgic Fun, With Muscles

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Fresh Air for July 21, 2011

Louisiana Rep. Noble E. Ellington has been a member of the state House since 1995. He serves on several committees, including Appropriations and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. Louisiana House of Representatives hide caption

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National Chairman Of ALEC Responds To Report

National Chairman Of ALEC Responds To Report

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Fresh Air for July 20, 2011

Bob Ingersoll (left) spent nine years with Nim, the subject of an experiment to see if apes could communicate with humans using sign language. Ingersoll is now the president of Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Project Nim': A Chimp's Very Human, Very Sad Life

'Project Nim': A Chimp's Very Human, Very Sad Life

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Fresh Air for July 19, 2011

This image provided by IntelCenter on Feb. 28, 2010, shows Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi in a posthumous video message posted on extremist websites. The al-Qaida double agent killed seven CIA operatives when he set off the 30-pound bomb strapped to his body at a fortified base in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border in December 2009. AP/IntelCenter hide caption

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The Al-Qaida 'Triple Agent' Who Infiltrated The CIA

The Al-Qaida 'Triple Agent' Who Infiltrated The CIA

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Fresh Air for July 18, 2011

The Harrow and the Harvest is the first new album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings since 2003. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Fresh Air Interview

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Fresh Air Interview

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