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Friday, April 29, 2011

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  • Scattered Across Ala. City: Broken Homes, Memories
    Residents of Tuscaloosa, which was devastated by tornadoes, salvaged what they could as President Obama and the first lady visited.
  • One Big Obstacle To Japan's Recovery? Trash
    The March earthquake and tsunami in Japan made junkyards of entire cities and created the equivalent of 16 years' worth of waste. With both the national and local governments struggling to handle cleanup, corps of volunteers in places like the seaside city of Kesennuma are starting to tackle the daunting task on their own.
  • At Guantanamo, Big Threats Found In Small Clues
    Hundreds of classified documents from the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo provide a look at how military officials determined whom they had in custody and whether they might have ties to terrorism. Interrogators were trained to look for subtle clues — among them, a Casio F-91W watch, said to be the favored timepiece of al-Qaida bomb-makers.
  • Week In Politics: National Security Team; Obama's Birth Certificate
    Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
  • Protesters Take To The Streets In Syria
    Despite a massive country-wide security crackdown, thousands of Syrians took to the streets in several cities and towns Friday, calling for the overthrow of the government.
  • Witness Describes Syrian Crackdown On Protesters
    Syrian tanks and troops descended on Daraa Monday, clamping down on protests and bringing life there to a standstill. Melissa Block speaks with a resident of Daraa, Syria, about the situation there.
  • Changes In Great Lakes Threaten Transplanted Fish
    Forty years ago, fisheries biologists in Michigan dazzled the nation when they took salmon from the Pacific Ocean and planted them in the Great Lakes. Their success transformed the lakes into a sport-fishing paradise and created a multi-billion dollar industry. But now invasive species have changed the food web in the lakes. Salmon are struggling to find food, and the state might end one of its stocking programs.
  • Emmylou Harris: The More Things Change
    The country icon talks about her new album, Hard Bargain, and reflects on her brief time working with Gram Parsons before his death in 1973.
  • U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Syrian Violence
    Michele Norris interviews Ambassador Eileen Donahoe, the United States representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, about the council's meeting regarding Syria. She says the action by the international community sends a strong message to the Syrian government that it cannot mistreat its people — and sends messages to the protesters that they are not alone.
  • Iran Suddenly Turns Silent As Protests Spread In Syria
    Iran's government supported the protests in Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt, but it fears losing an ally if Syrian President Bashar Assad falls. Among other benefits, the Syrian connection is crucial for Iran's relationship with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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