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All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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  • McCain, Obama Court Hispanics
    Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama address the League of United Latin American Citizens. Democrats aim to increase Hispanic turnout, while Republicans hope to build on the inroads George W. Bush made among Hispanic voters in 2004.
  • Candidates Move Closer Together On Housing Crisis
    Roughly 1.5 million Americans are expected to lose their homes to foreclosure this year. Both John McCain and Barack Obama back legislation to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages. But they differ on changes to bankruptcy laws.
  • Health Care Faces Funding Woes
    In New Jersey, some hospitals face closure because the fund that reimburses them for treating patients without insurance is out of money. Meanwhile, doctors across the country are railing against a bill that cuts reimbursement rates.
  • Anheuser-Busch Sues Belgian Suitor
    Anheuser-Busch has sued InBev, calling the Belgian brewer's plan to buy the iconic U.S. brewer "illegal." Matt Sepic, of member station KWMU in St. Louis, says the suit seeks to bar InBev from soliciting support from Anheuser-Busch shareholders.
  • The Pop Hit Of The Summer
    Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl, the No. 1 hit this summer, is a celebration of teenage sexual experimentation. That's not so strange, but this pop hit features a young woman gleefully mulling same-sex smooching.
  • G-8 Pledges To Halve Emissions By 2050
    Leaders of the world's richest nations say they will halve global emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Environmental groups say the pledge by the Group of Eight nations is not enough. The G-8 also expressed concern over rising oil and food prices.
  • Solar Firms Eye Bright Future In U.S.
    Solar firm Ausra has just opened a factory near Las Vegas where it is mass-producing 50-foot-long mirrors to cover 4 square miles of desert each year. That would power 500,000 homes. Other solar companies have the same idea.
  • Coupons Make A Comeback Online
    Once considered a prime candidate for paper obsolescence, the coupon has a new lease on life. Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman, says social-networking sites and online coupon programs are responsible.
  • 'Goodnight Bush' Closes Chapter On Bush Years
    Erich Origen and Gan Golan, authors of Goodnight Bush: An Unauthorized Parody, describe how they used the children's classic Goodnight Moon to satirize the Bush administration.
  • Britons Sound Off On U.S. Election
    The 2008 presidential race is on the minds of many Americans. But for an election this big, is the rest of the world paying any attention? Some in London say they find the presidential election cycle too long, while others call the process confusing.

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