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Lizard Starvation, Extinction Tied To Climate Change
Scientists say around the world, many local populations of lizards are going extinct. The numbers are serious and will get much worse as the world's climate warms, a new study warns. It's surprising news: Lizards already live in some of the hottest places on the planet.
FBI Launches 3-State Raids In Times Square Probe
Federal agents conducted raids in three Northeastern states on Thursday, in connection with the attempted bombing in Times Square. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Dina Temple-Raston, who has the latest on the raids and the case.
Investigation Into Banks, Securities Widens
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating how Wall Street managed to get excellent credit ratings on the junk-filled CDOs it sold to investors. Cuomo has subpoenaed documents from eight banks. Meanwhile, the SEC appears to be broadening its investigation of the way Wall Street sold mortgage-backed securities. J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and UBS have all been added to the list of banks under scrutiny. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Jim Zarroli.
For Greece, Breaking The 'Orbital Pull Of Stupid'
Greece won't be able to get its debt under control until it has a fiscal epiphany, according to a personal finance guru. Even with a massive bailout by Europe and the IMF, Greece will still be spending more than it earns, Dave Ramsey says.
Life On An American Campus In The UAE
The United Arab Emirates has attracted a slew of U.S. schools that are eager to scoop students who want an American degree. Michigan State in Dubai has about 100 students who come from all over South Asia and the Arab world. And in Abu Dhabi, an NYU outpost could change the definition of an overseas campus.
Lessons From Britain's New Government
NPR Senior News Analyst Dan Schorr reflects on the formation of a new government in the United Kingdom, and what the rest of the world can learn from the British.
Renegade Army General Shot In Thailand New York Times correspondent Thomas Fuller was interviewing Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, known as "Seh Daeng," when he was shot in the head. Robert Siegel talks to Fuller about the shooting and Seh Daeng, a Thai officer accused of leading a paramilitary force among the anti-government group called the Red Shirts.
Minnesota, Tribe Battle Over Fishing
In Minnesota, a Native American tribe and the state government are about to battle over a century-old fishing treaty. Some members of Leech Lake and White Earth Ojibwe say they plan to fish a day before the Minnesota walleye and northern pike seasons begin. Tribe members hope to spark a legal battle over the state's fishing and wildlife rules.
Letters: Nashville's Flooded Music Scene
Listeners respond to a story about musical instruments destroyed in recent flooding in Nashville. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.