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Fri May 27, 2011
Business

New York Restaurant Lovers Say Goodbye To Elaine's

In New York Thursday night, customers turned out to say farewell to the famed restaurant Elaine's. From member station WNYC, Kathleen Horan has the story.

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
Politics

Medicare-Effect Helps Democrats Gain House Seat

A Democrat in western New York won election to Congress this week in a district that had been held by the Republican Party for four decades. The deciding issue may have been the GOP's plan to revamp Medicare. In addition, more names are surfacing as potential Republican presidential candidates.

12:01am

Fri May 27, 2011
Politics

Consumer Agency: A Political Lightning Rod

Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the president and special adviser to the Treasury secretary on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testifies before a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will on July 21 officially become the nation's newest government agency — and the only one with the singular aim of looking out for the best interests of consumers. The agency is controversial, and at the center of it all is the woman whom President Obama asked to set it up: Elizabeth Warren.

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12:01am

Fri May 27, 2011
Europe

In Europe, Refugee Influx Puts Borders In Spotlight

The revolutions in North Africa have put enormous strain on a cornerstone of European integration: the free movement of people and commerce in 25 European states under what's known as the Schengen Agreement.

France reinstated long-abolished checks along its border with Italy after waves of undocumented migrants arrived from Tunisia and Libya. It sent hundreds of migrants back to Italy, prompting Rome to issue temporary travel documents to thousands of refugees. The border row sparked outrage with European Union political leaders in Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament.

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12:01am

Fri May 27, 2011
Asia

In Pakistan, Doubts Bin Laden Is Dead

We're on a crowded shopping street in Lahore, Pakistan, alongside the shrine to Data Ganj Baksh, one of the holiest places in the country. The shrine of a Muslim saint, it's a giant rectangle surrounded on all sides by giant white stone arches. This location was bombed last year. So we thought Thursday night, a very busy night at the shrine, would be a good night to ask people about what's happening in Pakistan.

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