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9:09am

Fri August 5, 2011
The Two-Way

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Candidate Faces Eviction

Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party speaks during the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University in Oct. 2010.
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The man who ran for New York governor with the simple message of "the rent is too damn high," is facing eviction from his rent-controlled apartment, because, he says, his "rent is too damn low."

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9:00am

Fri August 5, 2011
NPR Story

Job Growth In Health, Retail and Manufacturing

The private sector created 154,000 jobs. There was growth in health, retail and manufacturing. But governments cut 37,000 jobs, and a lot of those were the result of the government shutdown in Minnesota. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from NPR's Tamara Keith.

8:41am

Fri August 5, 2011
NPR Story

How European Money Woes Could Stall U.S. Economy

Originally published on Fri August 5, 2011 3:06 pm

The nations belonging to the euro currency zone have been struggling with a debt crisis for more than a year. The wealthier nations — notably, Germany — have helped bail out the troubled nations, including Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

Yet these smaller countries have not solved their financial problems, and there is now a growing fear that the debt problems are spreading to the much larger economies of Spain and Italy.

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8:32am

Fri August 5, 2011
Economy

More Jobs Created Than Economists Expceted

Originally published on Fri August 5, 2011 9:11 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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8:31am

Fri August 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Polar Bear Kills British Tourist In Norway's Arctic

An injured person is carried from a helicopter in Longyearbyen after a polar bear killed one person and left four other members of a British group seriously injured.
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An adventure trip to the arctic ended in tragedy for a group of British students, when a starving polar bear attacked the expedition, killing one person and injuring four. The group then shot the bear dead.

The Guardian reports:

The party of around 80 were on a five-week expedition in the Arctic run by the [British Schools Exploring Society], a youth development charity.

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