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MIT Rejects Federal Contract, Questions Research Rules

The Massachusetts Insitute of Technology turns down a $400,000 contract for a federal research study. The government ordered limits on participation by foreign students. The case highlights new restrictions on research since the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Renee Montagne talks with MIT aeronautics professor Sheila Widnall.

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