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8:29am

Mon May 30, 2011
Middle East

Yemeni Government Responds To Protestors

Freelance reporter Tom Finn, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, discusses the latest deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces. Warplanes reportedly bombed the southern cit of Zinjibar. And in the city of Taiz, security forces reportedly killed at least 15 protesters.

8:23am

Mon May 30, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Pediatricians Warn Against Energy And Sports Drinks For Kids

Sports and energy drinks are hugely popular with kids. But the nation's pediatricians are not such big fans. They're now telling kids to lay off the energy drinks, and to use sports drinks only when they really need them — like when they're playing sports.

A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that energy drinks, or any other drink with caffeine, should be off limits to children and teenagers. That includes colas and coffee drinks.

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8:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
Asia

North Korea Threatens Military Action Against South

North Korea threatened military retaliation against South Korea on Monday for what it called psychological warfare from Seoul — an apparent reversal of its recent push for dialogue.

A spokesman for North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission said the country will no longer engage with the South. Pyongyang also said it planned to cut off communications along the countries' eastern border and shut down a liaison office in a now-stalled joint tourism facility in the North.

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7:49am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

New Rules For Vietnamese Police

In Vietnam, black sunglasses are now banned for its police officers, along with smoking and chatting on the job. And traffic cops have been order to stop hiding behind trees to catch errant drivers. Vietnamese officials hope the changes will improve the police force's notoriously bad reputation.

7:43am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

Knoxville Zoo's Giant Tortoise Ends Dry Spell

At the Knoxville Zoo, Al the giant tortoise hadn't seen a female turtle in almost 30 years. It's been about 20 years for his 90-year-old zoomate, Tex. Last Wednesday, Al quickly mated with a visiting female named Patches. So far, Tex is taking it slow with his potential mates.

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