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Wed July 13, 2011
Asia

Haqqani Discusses Troubled Pakistani-U.S. Relations

High-level military and intelligence officers from the U.S. and Pakistan are meeting Wednesday, both here and there, trying to ratchet down tensions in a troubled relationship between two allies. The U.S. has suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan. That came after Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lent credence to reports that Pakistani authorities sanctioned the murder of a journalist who was critical of the Pakistani intelligence service.

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Wed July 13, 2011
NPR Story

Exxon Mobil Discusses Mont. Oil Spill

Montana state officials are accusing oil giant Exxon Mobil of not being transparent or forthright on the oil spill that has fouled the state's Yellowstone River. Michele Norris speaks with Gary Pruessing, the president of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. about those accusations, the spill and his company's reaction.

3:00pm

Wed July 13, 2011
NPR Story

Obama Raises $86 Million For Re-Election

President Obama raised a whopping $86 million in the last quarter for his re-election committee and the national Democratic Party.

3:00pm

Wed July 13, 2011
NPR Story

Summer Sounds: Radio Jingles

Lee Warner grew up moving town-to-town and his memory of summer was always the radio stations in the new locale. He offers this contribution to our series Summer Sounds.

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Wed July 13, 2011

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Wed July 13, 2011
World Cafe

Diego Garcia On World Cafe

Diego Garcia performs live on today's World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artist

Diego Garcia first rose to prominence in the New York indie rock scene as frontman of the moody post-punk group Elefant. When Elefant split in 2010, Garcia pursued a solo career, culminating in the release of his debut album, Laura, earlier this year.

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2:11pm

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

New Poll Finds U.S. Viewed Less Favorably In Arab World

When President Obama came into office in 2008, positive opinion about the United States in the Arab world was on the rise. In some places favorable attitudes more than doubled, after Obama took power. But a new poll conducted by Zogby International for the Arab American Institute Foundation finds that favorable ratings have plummeted in the two years following Obama's landmark speech to the Arab world in Cairo.

Here's how the Arab American Institute Foundation wraps up its findings:

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1:57pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Business

Job Program Helps Colorado Teens Find Work

Creative Commons

Even with fewer teenagers actively looking for work this summer, unemployment among young people remains at just over 24 percent nationally. And that figure is very similar in Colorado. But one program is working to reverse that trend by offering highly specialized training to help teens compete in the adult job market.

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1:56pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Business

Boycotting Murdoch Could Be Harder Than You Think

Demonstrators, one wearing a mask depicting Rupert Murdoch, center, holds puppets depicting British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and British Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt (left) as they protest outside the Department of Culture Media and Sport in central London on Thursday to show their opposition to the proposed sale of BSkyB to Murdoch's News International.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

When troubled media mogul Rupert Murdoch shuttered his News of the World tabloid in the wake of the U.K. phone hacking scandal, he might have hoped it would help end the crisis quickly.

But the move only stirred anger in the online world. Facebook users organized a handful of groups aimed at exacting revenge by boycotting Murdoch and his British newspaper publishing company, News International, a subsidiary of Murdoch's behemoth News Corporation. One page, called "Boycott News International, " issued a clarion call:

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1:10pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Chain Restaurants To Add More Healthful Kids' Meals

In a nod to the growing demand for nutritious options for families eating out, restaurants across the country will make it easier for parents to swap fries for apple slices in their kids' meals.

The National Restaurant Association said it's encouraging restaurants to offer choices that emphasize nutrition over empty calories in meals for children through a new program called Kids Live Well.

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