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Thu May 12, 2011
Around the Nation

Yazoo County Prepares For Raising Floodwaters

Yazoo City, Miss., is already flooded by local rivers that have been unable to flow in to the Mississippi River. Many residents have evacuated — and now, the community is bracing for even more floodwater.


Thu May 12, 2011
Latin America

Energy Needs Has Chile Planning To Dam Rivers

Chile's economy is growing and with it is a bigger demand for energy. Some of the nation's rivers are being dammed with mega-hydroelectric projects that have many up in arms about environmental consequences.


Thu May 12, 2011
Middle East

Coordinated Response Needed To Syria's Crackdown On Protesters

Steve Inskeep speaks with the former U.S. ambassador to Syria, Edward Djerejian about U.S. policy towards Syria. He says the relationship has long been troubled by the complex geo-politics of the Middle East.


Thu May 12, 2011

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.


Thu May 12, 2011

Will Ferrell Plays It Straight In 'Everything Must Go'

Will Ferrell on bicycle
John Estes Roadside Attractions

From Ron Burgundy to Ricky Bobby to his famous George W. Bush impersonation, Will Ferrell is one of the funniest performers in America. His characters are often the butt of some joke — neither as smart, or as hip, as they think they are. That might describe Nick Halsey, the character he plays in his latest movie, Everything Must Go.

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