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Thursday, May 19, 2011

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  • Obama Lays Out Vision For Middle East
    President Obama declared Thursday that the United States will promote democratic reform across the Middle East, challenging not only adversaries like Syria but also allies like Bahrain. In a speech at the State Department, Obama offered his first comprehensive response to the political uprisings that have gripped the region over the last six months. He also called for Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations over the shape of a two-state solution.
  • What Is Obama's Middle East Peace Doctrine?
    For more on President Obama's speech on the Middle East, Michele Norris talks with Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Giant Quake Reveals Japan's Other Unstable Faults
    Geologists didn't think the site of the March 11 quake, along the so-called Japan Trench in the Pacific Ocean, was a hot spot. But since then they've learned that during the quake, parts of the trench slipped an astonishing 180 feet or more. That could mean more big aftershocks are on the way.
  • Report Blasts Massey For 'Deviance' In Safety Culture
    The first independent investigative report about last year's disaster at the Upper Big Branch mine was released Thursday. It details the corporate and government failures that led to an explosion that killed 29 mine workers in West Virginia.
  • On The Horizon: Busy Season For Hurricanes
    The Atlantic hurricane season begins in less than two weeks. Forecasters warn it's likely to be another busy one. At a news conference Thursday, government officials said climate factors remain conducive to hurricanes.
  • CDC Has Tips For 'Zombie Apocalypse' And Other Disasters
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seized on the idea of a zombie apocalypse as a way to get Americans to prepare for more likely natural disasters, ranging from floods to earthquakes.
  • Mississippi Losing The War With Obesity
    Roughly 1 in 3 adult Americans is now obese. And ground zero for the nation's obesity battle is Mississippi — where 7 of 10 adults in the state are either overweight or obese. The problem is most pronounced in Holmes County — the poorest and heaviest in the state.
  • Longtime NBC Executive Resigns
    The NBC Sports Group chairman has resigned. The longtime NBC executive has been closely associated with NBC's broadcasts of the Olympics — as well as the creation of Saturday Night Live. Dick Ebersol leaves as NBC's operations are reconfigured by Comcast. Michele Norris speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik for more.
  • Mary Hart: An Icon Of Modern Celebrity Steps Down After Nearly 30 Years
    Mary Hart is stepping down as the host of Entertainment Tonight after almost three decades. She says that her show was the first to recognize that ordinary people were interested in the nuts and bolts of the entertainment industry.
  • Former IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Appears In Court
    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was formally indicted Thursday, prosecutors announced. He's charged with sexually assaulting a maid in a New York hotel. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Joel Rose for the latest.

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