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Wed August 24, 2011
Law

How Will Strauss-Kahn's Case Affect Similar Suits?

Judges in New York have dismissed the sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Prosecutors filed court papers saying they doubted the credibility of the accuser, a hotel housekeeper. Legal experts ponder how the case will impact others who say they're victims of sexual assault.

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Wed August 24, 2011
Around the Nation

Eastern Shore Town Honors Baseball's Jimmie Foxx

Morning Edition's summer series — "Honey, Stop the Car!" — which is about roadside monuments continues this morning. NPR's Selena Simmons-Duffin stops in Sudlersville, Md., where a statue honoring one local legend and baseball great was a long time coming.

2:00am

Wed August 24, 2011
Middle East

Syrian Protesters Desire Their Version Of Tahrir Square

Activists in Syria have been bemoaning the lack of a central square in the Syrian capital Damascus. David Greene talks with reporter Wendell Steavenson about her recent visit to Syria. She writes about life in Damascus in the latest issue of "The New Yorker."

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Wed August 24, 2011
Around the Nation

Rare Earthquake Rocks Eastern Seaboard

The Eastern United States experienced its biggest earthquake in decades Tuesday — a magnitude 5.8. The epicenter of the quake was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va. What caused the quake is still a mystery.

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Wed August 24, 2011
Sports

Sports Scandal Hangs Over U. Of Miami

Just as University of Miami football fans were gearing up for a new season under a new coach, came word of an NCAA investigation. At the center of the probe is a booster who says he gave money and other gifts to Hurricanes players. It's one more demoralizing development for a team that's trying to rebuild but has to struggle with off-the-field controversies.

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