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5:16am

Mon June 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Would-Be Bank Robber Gets Stuck In Air Duct

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 9:10 am

5:10am

Mon June 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Fifth-Grader Skips School To See President Obama

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 11:27 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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3:54am

Mon June 4, 2012
Europe

River Pageant Pays Tribute To Queen's Jubilee

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 9:12 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Bad economic headlines have not stopped the celebration in Britain. Britons are in the midst of a four-day holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. And yesterday the queen herself led a flotilla of a thousand boats on the Thames. It was described as the largest such river pageant in more than 300 years, and Vicki Barker was there.

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3:51am

Mon June 4, 2012
Election 2012

Analysts Try To Define Romney's Foreign Policy

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 9:10 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now, one way Mitt Romney has challenged President Obama is by going after his foreign policy record. Romney has been especially critical of the president's handling of Iran and Syria. But those attacks aside, some analysts say it's been hard to define where Romney stands on key international issues and whether he differs all that much from the president.

Here's NPR's Jackie Northam.

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3:26am

Mon June 4, 2012
Election 2012

Bill Clinton Campaigns As Obama's No. 1 Surrogate

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 9:10 am

Bill Clinton speaks with President Obama in the White House Briefing Room after a private meeting in the Oval Office in 2010. The former president has become Obama's highest-profile advocate this campaign season.
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Former President Bill Clinton and President Obama used to have a famously rocky relationship. But the days when Clinton tried to help his wife, now secretary of state, defeat Obama in the 2008 primaries are ancient history.

Former Clinton strategist Carter Eskew says the ex-president is almost always an asset for Obama.

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