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Monday, June 18, 2012

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  • Greece Still Divided On Austerity After New Elections
    The European debt crisis provided the backdrop to the weekend's election in Greece where a conservative, party won the most votes. The New Democracy party is working to form a coalition government and says Greece must meet its bailout commitments. But party leader Antonis Samaras also said he would work to alleviate the hardships Greeks have suffered under austerity measures.
  • Eurozone, Greece The Focus At G-20 Summit
    The G-20 economic conference opened Monday in Los Cabos, Mexico. Much of the focus is on the economic woes in the Eurozone, but President Obama took time to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was the first time the two men had met since Putin returned to that job and comes at a tense time between the two nations. Scott Horsley talks to Robert Siegel.
  • Sandusky Defense Team Calls First Witnesses
    The first witnesses for the defense testified Monday in the trial of Jerry Sandusky. The former Penn State football coach is charged with more than 50 counts in a child sex abuse case. Joel Rose is in Pennsylvania and talks to Melissa Block.
  • WW II's 'Ritchie Boys' Were A Key Intelligence Group
    Robert Siegel speaks with Gerald Geiger and former Ambassador Richard Schifter about their experiences as so-called "Ritchie Boys" during World War II. They were trained to do interrogation and psychological warfare at Camp Ritchie in Maryland. They will join other surviving Ritchie Boys who plan to revisit the camp on Tuesday.
  • Calling All Listeners For The 'NPR Cities Project'
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block ask for audience input for the NPR Cities Project, where Americans across the country share more about the heart of their city. Learn how to contribute pictures and sound at npr.org/nprcities. You can also follow the project on Twitter @nprcities.
  • You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Are Coming, But Not Ready For You Yet
    A Silicon Valley company hopes to make a Jetsons-style robot a reality in your home. But the personal robotics industry has a few hurdles to jump before you can have your own robotic maid.
  • Massive N.M. Fire Threatens Endangered Fish
    Ash and charred debris from the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history are threatening the survival of the Gila trout. Biologists are trying to save the fish by using electroshock to temporarily stun the trout and re-locate it to a hatchery. The trout is an endangered species that can be found only in four streams within the Gila Wilderness. Melissa Blocks talks to Jim Brooks, Project Leader of the New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, about his team's efforts to save the trout.
  • A Horse Is A Horse, Unless Of Course It's Ann Romney's Dressage Champ
    Rafalca, a 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and her rider qualified for the Olympics this weekend. The Romneys' involvement in dressage, often considered the snobbiest of the horse sports, has brought the event considerable attention of late — including mocking from Stephen Colbert.
  • Both Presidential Candidates Claim Victory In Egypt
    In Egypt, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood seems headed for victory in the presidential run-off election. But the latest announcements from the Supreme Military Council could strip him of most of his power.
  • After 30 Years In Syria, Outspoken Priest Is Expelled
    When anti-government demonstrations began last year, the Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio supported the young Syrians calling for democracy. During his three decades in Syria, the Italian Jesuit priest helped restore an ancient monastery outside of Damascus and promoted Christian-Muslim dialogue.

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