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2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Threaten To Invade Bani Walid

Rebels in Libya have encircled the pro-Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid and are threatening to attack the town. Bani Walid is one of only a handful of towns still controlled by Gadhafi forces.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Africa

Tripoli Has Changed Tremendously Since February

After nine weeks reporting on the progress of Libyan rebels, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reflects on the state of the country. Having just left the capital, she tells Steve Inskeep that Tripoli is a different city today from the one she encountered in February when the revolution began.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Africa

Convoy Of Gadhafi Troops Cross Into Niger

David Greene reports on news that a troop convoy from Libya has crossed into the country of Niger. It's not clear if any family members of Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi are part of the convoy.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Numerous Texas Wildfires Stretch Firefighters' Ranks

Across Texas, scores of wildfires are burning out of control. A fire near Austin has burned thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The Texas Forest Service says whatever the highest priority is, that gets the first attention.

2:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Science

Nitrogen Study Could 'Rock' A Plant's World

All plants need nitrogen to grow, and a new study says some plants get this nutrient from a surprising source. Conventional wisdom believes nitrogen for plants starts in the air and is converted by microbes in the soil into a usable form. But a report in the journal Nature finds that some nitrogen comes directly from rock. This discovery has implications for global warming.

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