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10:17am

Thu July 21, 2011
Around the Nation

The Agony Of The Heat

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:38 am

Leena Allen, 9, tries to beat the miserable heat by standing in front of a misting fan during a visit to the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Mo.
Jeff Roberson AP

The eastern U.S. felt the full, blazing brunt Thursday of a heat wave that began in the Plains and has strained tempers and electricity grids from Tulsa to Boston amid record temperatures and stifling humidity.

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10:16am

Thu July 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Schleck Wins In Alps, Climbing Into Second Place In Tour De France

Andy Schleck climbs Galibier pass, where he won the 18th stage of the 2011 Tour de France. Thursday's 124.6-mile course ran between Pinerolo and Galibier Serre-Chevalier ski resort.
Nathalie Magniez AFP/Getty Images

Andy Schleck has shaken up the 2011 Tour de France, attacking in the Alps on the hardest stage of the 2,131-mile Tour. Schleck made his move on the second intensely steep climb of the day, bursting out of the pack that held rivals Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador, along with overall race leader Thomas Voeckler.

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10:03am

Thu July 21, 2011
Politics

How ALEC Shapes State Politics Behind The Scenes

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Republican legislators picked up 680 seats in state House and Senate chambers in the 2010 elections.

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9:42am

Thu July 21, 2011
NPR Story

Teen Golfer: Don't Compare Me to Tiger

Originally published on Thu July 21, 2011 10:00 am

Seventeen-year-old Mariah Stackhouse is the youngest African-American to qualify for a U.S. Women's Open, and was the only black qualifier in the 2011 tournament that ended early July. Host Michel Martin speaks with Stackhouse about how her golf career has grown, whether she's faced discrimination while competing, and what her future plans in sports and education are.

9:42am

Thu July 21, 2011
NPR Story

GOP Twitter Debate: Dose Of Attention Deficit?

Originally published on Thu July 21, 2011 10:00 am

GOP presidential hopefuls use 140 characters or less to answer the question: "As president, how will you avoid continually raising the debt ceiling?"
Amy Ta NPR

During Thursday's first presidential debate on Twitter, six Republicans tweeted about jobs, the debt ceiling and the U.S. role in Libya. They criticized Obama and shared links to their videos and websites. Host Michel Martin discusses the debate's hits and misses with U.S. News and World Report's Mary Kate Cary and Engage D.C.'s Jordan Raynor.

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