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Africa

In Uganda, American Becomes Foster Mom To 13 Girls

Four years ago, Katie Davis was homecoming queen at her high school in Tennessee. Today, she cares for 13 abandoned girls at her home in Uganda.
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Four years ago, Katie Davis was homecoming queen at her high school in Brentwood, Tenn. She had a yellow convertible and planned to study nursing in college.

But those plans changed just a little. Today, she's in Uganda, sharing her home with 13 orphaned or abandoned girls, ages 2 to 15. Davis is the legal guardian or foster mother for all of them, and hopes to one day adopt them.

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NPR Story

Rupert Murdoch Rules More Than The 'World'

The scandal that has collapsed the British tabloid, News of the World, and rocked the News Corp empire, brings into question the pervasive influence of Rupert Murdoch's media holdings on British media and politics. NPR's David Folkenflik examines the extent of Murdoch's influence and his cozy relationships with politicians.

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Remembrances

Former First Lady Betty Ford Remembered For Her Candor

During the 1976 campaign, Betty Ford was more popular than her husband, President Gerald Ford. Ford, who died Friday, had been a supporter of feminist causes, and her support for abortion rights riled many conservatives during the campaign of her husband, who died in 2007. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports

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Strange News

Frequent Flier Reaches His 10 Millionth Mile

Frequent flyer Thomas Stuker will take a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Chicago Saturday, taking him to a total of 10 million miles flown. Host Scott Simon talks with Stuker, whose accumulated mileage equals about 400 trips around the world.

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Sat July 9, 2011
Around the Nation

For Minnesota Shutdown, A Deal Seems Distant

There is still no end in sight to the state government shutdown in Minnesota. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders remain far apart on how to balance the state's budget for the next two years. With the shutdown in its ninth day, unemployed state workers are increasingly anxious, and residents who rely on shuttered state services are increasingly frustrated. NPR's David Schaper reports.

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