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Thu May 26, 2011

Bosnia War Crimes Fugitive Ratko Mladic Arrested



This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.


And I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

From Belgrade today comes word that Europe's most-wanted war crimes fugitive has been arrested. Serb General Ratko Mladic faces genocide charges. He's been on the run since the Bosnia war ended in 1995.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us now with more.

Hey, Sylvia.


KELLY: So, how did they get him, and are they sure it's him?

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Thu May 26, 2011

Want To E-Mail Oprah? Type Carefully



Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

Oprah ended her final show yesterday by giving out her e-mail address: That may come as a relief to the Norwegian Web browser company Opera, which over the years had been receiving emails meant for Oprah. The company revealed in a blog that it's tried to answer each email personally. For example, it responded to a nine-year-old's request for Hannah Montana tickets by recommending the punk band NOFX instead.

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Wed May 25, 2011
Around the Nation

After String Of Disasters, FEMA Fund Gets A Boost

Kimmy Lankford and her 5-year-old son, Jack, walk through their neighborhood Wednesday after a massive tornado passed through the town. The Lankfords continue to live in their home a few blocks away, which was damaged but remains habitable.
Mario Tama Getty Images

This spring, tornadoes in the Midwest and the Southeast plus flooding along the Mississippi River are adding up to major expenses for the federal government, which is asked to provide emergency aid to states and localities.

On Tuesday, a House panel voted to put another $1 billion into a disaster assistance fund — and that may be just the start.

An Emergency Infusion Of Cash, Again

As rescuers continue their search for survivors, a different kind of accounting is going on in Washington.

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Wed May 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Extra Calcium May Not Do Older Women Much Good

A study found that women's bones didn't benefit from consuming more than 750 milligrams of calcium a day.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Doctors regularly implore women over age 50 to take more calcium to reduce their risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures. But they might not need as much as they think. And taking too much calcium can actually cause other health problems.

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Wed May 25, 2011
World Cafe

?uestlove's 'Philly-Paris Lockdown' On World Cafe

The Roots' ?uestlove on stage during his collaboration with singer Keren Ann, "Philly-Paris Lockdown," part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
George Feder

?uestlove, born Ahmir Khalib Thompson, is the renowned drummer of Grammy-winning Philadelphia band The Roots, but that's just the beginning. He's also a DJ, journalist and record producer. He's worked with Common, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Jay-Z, Bilal... the list goes on and on. And, of course, he's on network television almost every weeknight as the leader of the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

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