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All Things Considered
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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  • U.S. Lets Some Banks Repay TARP Dollars
    Ten big lenders have won approval from the U.S. Treasury Department to pay back $68 billion in rescue money. The banks are now allowed to buy back shares the government bought in their companies at the height of the financial crisis.
  • Homeowners Find Mortgage Program Not So Easy
    Since President Obama launched Making Home Affordable, the program has helped just under 17,000 mortgage holders — far fewer than the millions the administration hoped for. One Salt Lake City couple says their bank ignored them until the media stepped in.
  • Stanley Cup Winner To Hoist Typo-Riddled Trophy
    If the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals Tuesday, the team will have the chance to hoist the trophy for the second year in a row. The trophy itself is hand-engraved with the names of the winning team's players, but it's also rife with spelling mistakes. The Wall Street Journal's Reed Albergotti offers his insight.
  • Rape Case Highlights Arbitration Debate
    After she was raped in Iraq, allegedly by her co-workers, Jamie Lee Jones sought justice from her employer, Halliburton. But a mandatory arbitration policy prevents her from seeking recourse through courts. Without knowing it, many consumers and workers have signed away similar rights.
  • Chrysler Dealer Laments Dealership's Closing
    Automaker Chrysler announced last month it wanted to close 789 dealerships around the country. One dealer on that list was E.H. Green Motors, a 73-year-old dealership in Odem, Texas, that closes its doors Tuesday. Ed Green, the president of the dealership, says his dealership had been profitable.
  • In China, A Roaring Debate Over Hummer
    A day after it declared bankruptcy, GM announced a tentative agreement to sell the Hummer line to a little-known Chinese company. Hummer fans in China are ecstatic. But Chinese media are deriding the deal, and some industry analysts predict it will fall apart.
  • Colombia's FARC Rebels Maintain Effective Unit
    Colombia's FARC rebels operate a potent guerrilla unit that operates a drug-trafficking enterprise out of Ecuador. The unit, the 48th Front, has forged direct ties to Mexican traffickers while controlling the cocaine process.
  • As Fences Cut Off Migration, Hoofed Species Decline
    Mass migrations of large, hoofed animals are endangered across the globe, says a new study. Many of animals lthat used to migrate hundreds of miles don't travel these distances anymore; roads, towns and fences have interrupted their routes. Some formerly migrating species survive only in parks.
  • Lowbrow Comedy Meets Higher Education
    Picturesque Agnes Scott College has long been a favored site for film shoots. But when production for a bad-boy comedy arrived at this women's college, it spawned student and alumnae backlash.
  • First Guantanamo Detainee Arrives In U.S.
    Ahmed Gailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to stand trial in federal court, arrived in New York Tuesday to stand trial for the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. His case is part of a much broader national debate over how to handle the roughly 240 detainees being held at the camp.

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