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Strauss-Kahn Released Without Bail

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail Friday after questions arose about the credibility of a woman accusing him of sexual assault.

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How To Cook Perfect Corn

Melissa Block gets the run down on how to cook perfect corn from Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn. Fussell is also a descendant of Nebraskan corn farmers.

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Fri July 1, 2011
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Morocco Votes On Political Reforms Referendum

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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

Morocco's government says voters there have overwhelmingly passed a series of constitutional reforms which will set new limits on the power of the monarchy. The landslide result was widely expected. As we reported, the reforms would keep Morocco's king as the head of state and ]the military, but the head of government would be a prime minister chosen from the largest party elected to the parliament. Members of the opposition say the changes don't go far enough and are vowing to continue their protests.

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Teachers Across The Country Face Layoffs

Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cuts are taking their toll on school districts around the country. In Milwaukee, 354 teachers are going to be laid off. In Chicago, a thousand. Smaller school districts are losing positions too. Robert Siegel speaks with Sean Cavanagh, who covers state education policy for Education Week, about the cuts — and what they mean for the upcoming school year.

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Letters: 'The Tree Of Life'

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners.

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