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Monday, May 21, 2012

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  • NATO Plans 'Irreversible Transition' In Afghanistan
    President Obama held a press conference Monday afternoon as NATO wrapped up its Chicago summit. Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley for more.
  • Cash-Strapped Europe Slow To Commit In Afghanistan
    The U.S. urged NATO allies and other nations during the Chicago summit to make a long-term commitment to Afghanistan once combat forces withdraw in 2014. But many of the European member nations are reeling from the grinding debt crisis, making it hard to justify development and training programs in Afghanistan.
  • Court: No Benefits For Kids Conceived After Dad Died
    The case focused on a set of Florida twins who were conceived using in vitro fertilization. Their father had frozen his sperm before he died of cancer. His wife applied for Social Security benefits for the twins, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state law bars inheritance for children conceived posthumously.
  • AMC Deal Signals Hollywood's New Bond With China
    China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced a deal on Monday for Wanda to take over the U.S.-based AMC theater group. The companies say it would be the world's largest cinema chain. It's the latest in a string of deals between Hollywood and Chinese companies.
  • SEC's Investigation Unit 'Outgunned, On A Roll'
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — once accused by a whistle blower of not being able to find ice cream at a Dairy Queen — is experiencing something of a culture shift. Last year the agency filed a record 735 enforcement actions and collected nearly a billion dollars in penalties from companies with SEC violations. Audie Cornish talks to Devin Leonard, staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, about his article, "The SEC: Outmanned, Outgunned, and On a Roll."
  • Controversial Head Of Nuclear Commission Resigns
    Gregory Jaczko, the controversial head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is resigning his post. During his tenure he frequently clashed with fellow commissioners and was called a bully. But in announcing his resignation, he didn't mention the internal strife.
  • At Harvard, Romney Wasn't Your Typical Student
    Amid the '70s counterculture movement, Mitt Romney stood out as more of a Boy Scout type, classmates recall. But they say he was also a loyal friend.
  • 'Making Your Mark Is Hard' And Other Tips For Grads
    Audie Cornish shares excerpts from this year's college commencement addresses by President Obama, Mitt Romney, Maria Shriver, Michael Bloomberg and others.
  • New Rules Get Thorny Reception At U.K. Flower Show
    The 99th Chelsea Flower Show opens in London on Tuesday. It's the horticultural event of the year, and its roots go even deeper than those 99 years — British horticultural shows have been part of the gardening calendar since the 1870s. Trendspotters at this year's show can expect lots of water-logged foliage after the wettest April in the U.K. record books, and a wary acceptance of a new judging system set to take effect after this year's show.
  • Peter Dinklage: On 'Thrones,' And On His Own Terms
    The Emmy-winning actor talks with NPR's Audie Cornish about the popular fantasy drama — and about the rules of his own personal game.

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