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Tue September 6, 2011
Africa

Convoy Of Gadhafi Troops Cross Into Niger

David Greene reports on news that a troop convoy from Libya has crossed into the country of Niger. It's not clear if any family members of Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi are part of the convoy.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Numerous Texas Wildfires Stretch Firefighters' Ranks

Across Texas, scores of wildfires are burning out of control. A fire near Austin has burned thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The Texas Forest Service says whatever the highest priority is, that gets the first attention.

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Tue September 6, 2011
Science

Nitrogen Study Could 'Rock' A Plant's World

All plants need nitrogen to grow, and a new study says some plants get this nutrient from a surprising source. Conventional wisdom believes nitrogen for plants starts in the air and is converted by microbes in the soil into a usable form. But a report in the journal Nature finds that some nitrogen comes directly from rock. This discovery has implications for global warming.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Business

Business News

David Greene has business news.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Business

Airbnb Connects Homeowners With Travelers Looking To Save

NPR's Asma Khalid reports on one of several new websites that connect travelers with homeowners who have a spare room. Airbnb is one of the fastest growing of these rental-by-owner sites. But as with other fast-growing businesses, it faces several challenges.

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