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Monday, June 14, 2010

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  • Iraq's New Parliament Convenes
    The new Iraqi parliament convened on Monday more than three months after the general election. The opening session lasted just 20 minutes, and little was accomplished. The prospects of forming a new government remain as murky as ever.
  • Vast Mineral Deposits Discovered In Afghanistan
    The U.S. says it has uncovered vast, untapped mineral reserves in Afghanistan: a collection of deposits so large and so potentially profitable that it could transform the war-torn country. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Rachel Martin.
  • 'Windy,' A Plastic Bag Caught In A Tree, Is Kathy Frederick's Obsession
    Kathy Frederick has admired -- and blogged about -- Windy, a plastic bag caught in a tree outside her window, for more than two years now.
  • World Cup: A Stress Test For The Net
    World Cup: Will Twitter And The Rest Of The Internet Hold Steady?
  • The World Cup And Social Media
    In the four years since the last World Cup, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have developed massive global followings. So much so that our All Tech Considered guru Omar Gallaga tells Michele Norris some are worried these sites may crash from the weight of all the World Cup chatter
  • D.C. Rolls Out Pay-To-Park By Phone
    If you're parking a car in Washington, D.C., you can stop hunting for quarters under the seat. In April, the District rolled out a pilot program where drivers can pay for parking by cell phone in parts of the city. D.C. joins dozens of other U.S. cities using the technology, which is cheaper to implement than physical parking meters, and brings in more revenue.
  • White House Presses BP To Set Up Spill Fund
    The Obama administration says it wants BP to put "substantial" funds into an escrow account to cover the cost of compensating businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It's not clear how big the fund will be or what it will cover, but administration officials are saying they expect BP to go along. Melissa Block talks to NPR's John Ydstie.
  • Both Parties Try To Score Points Off Health Care Law
    The White House has been trying to highlight well-received parts of the new health care law as they go into effect. But the overall plan remains unpopular, and Republicans are campaigning on a promise to repeal it. Still, Democrats think that effort could help them, too.
  • Flash Flooding Hits Oklahoma City
    Michele Norris talks to Marc Woodard, deputy fire chief in Oklahoma City, about flash flooding that hit the city on Monday morning. Motorists were warned to stay off the roads, and many out on the road were stranded.
  • Sandy Denny: Mercurial Queen Of British Folk Rock
    Sandy Denny became the queen of British folk rock when she joined the band Fairport Convention in 1968. Her fans included Robert Plant and Nina Simone. Denny was a skilled songwriter with a powerful and expressive voice, yet today many people don't recognize her name.

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