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Sal Gentile

Multimedia Web Editor

Sal writes about politics and international news for Need to Know. He also co-produces Need to Know’s regular web series on the 2012 election, “Presidentiality,” and has produced podcasts for the Climate Desk. Before coming to Need to Know he covered New York politics, reported on-air for Baltimore’s public radio station and contributed analysis to The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC. He proudly edited his award-winning college newspaper, Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Follow him at twitter.com/salgentile and salgentile.tumblr.com.

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Officials confirm arrest of rebel leader for mass rapes in Congo

United Nations officials hailed the capture of a militant leader implicated in a barbaric series of mass rapes earlier this year, but experts feared the arrest would be seen as an “isolated event.”

Monday morning roundup

Pending home sales rise slightly; the Facebook movie debuts.

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Banned Books Week: Putting censorship on the map

Free speech advocates look to connect book banning to political trends, like the Tea Party.

Friday morning roundup

Emanuel gets a dead fish; another Tour de France champ accused of doping.

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Colbert head-fakes Congress, Congress asks him to leave

The comedian’s prepared remarks were quite different from his actual testimony.

Friday morning roundup

Mr. Colbert goes to Washington; Democrats delay vote on tax cuts.

Thursday afternoon roundup

Obama at the UN; the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

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Former Iraq correspondent: CNN refused to air ‘war crime’

Australian journalist says incident violated Geneva Convention.

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Should every kid get a Kindle?

Digital textbooks are charming the market, and they now have encouragement from lawmakers, like Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.