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Thu July 7, 2011
NPR Story

Perp Walk: The History Of Parading Suspects

Michele Norris talks with David Krajicek about the history of the so-called perp walk — and why law enforcement uses it, particularly in New York City. They discuss why the media is drawn to these and talk about some famous perp walks in the U.S.

3:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
NPR Story

At Women's World Cup, U.S. Faces Difficult Obstacle

The U.S. women were on a roll heading into Wednesday's match against Sweden in the Women's World Cup. But after a 2-1 upset loss, the Americans find their road to reclaiming the cup much harder now. The next obstacle: a quarterfinal match against a very tough Brazilian team. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Michele Norris from Berlin for a preview.

3:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Space

NASA Prepares For Its Last Shuttle Mission

With the launch of NASA's last-ever shuttle mission set for Friday morning, NPR's Nell GreenfieldBoyce describes the scene at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

3:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Environment

EPA Issues New Standards For Coal-Burning Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a strong message Thursday to power plants that burn coal. It's time to clean up dirty exhausts that travel long distances, and 75 percent of Americans will breathe healthier air as a result.

The new EPA transport rule is designed to clean up the pollution that blows from power plants into other states. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says it's about fairness.

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3:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Politics

What Do We Know About The Budget Talks?

What do we know about what President Obama is discussing with top leaders from both parties in Congress Thursday and through the weekend? What is their game plan for raising the debt ceiling and bending down the deficit curve? Mara Liasson discusses the debt ceiling talks with Melissa Block.

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