All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Thursday, July 26, 2007

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  • Top Iranian Officials Say Nuclear Program Won't End
    Iran's leadership appears more united than ever about its nuclear program and how to deal with the challenges to it. In interviews with NPR this week, both Iran's foreign minister and its chief nuclear negotiator insisted that Iran would never stop enriching uranium.
  • Noriega in Court to Fight France Extradition
    The former Panamanian dictator was convicted of U.S. drug trafficking charges in 1992 in Miami, but he's due to be released in September and faces money-laundering charges in France. The court appearance was his first public appearance in more than a decade.
  • Befuddling Birth: The Case of the Mule's Foal
    Mules — the offspring of female horses and male donkeys — are generally sterile and can't reproduce. But a female mule in Colbran, Colo., has recently become a mother, and her owners are trying to figure out how it happened.
  • Running a Rafting Company Has Twists, Turns
    Dan and Maureen McDonald loved being guides on Maine's Penobscot River. But when they started their own whitewater rafting company, they found running a small business can be a lot more challenging than running the rapids.
  • Legal Hurdles Stall Rape Cases on Native Lands
    Eighty percent of Native American sexual assault victims identify their attackers as non-native, but tribal police cannot legally prosecute non-natives, leaving many women to suffer in silence.
  • Judges for Eisner Awards Put Up a Fight
    The Eisner Awards, given out at the annual Comic Con, recognize work in comics, graphic novels and other pop writing. But voting for the Eisners involves more than a ballot with nominees: Judges are locked in a hotel room and must defend their nominations.
  • Letters: Iraqi Envoy, Quiz Show, Rodent Spies
    Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mail. Topics include an interview with the Iraq Ambassador to the United States, spoiling Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me, and the use of squirrels as CIA agents.
  • Dow Dives as Wall Street Volatility Persists
    The Dow tumbled sharply Thursday, evidence of investor nervousness about the housing market, rising oil prices and the prospect of tighter credit.
  • Ford Posts a Profit but Expects Difficulty
    Ford surprised investors by turning a quarterly profit, its first gain in two years. The strong performance was attributed to cost-cutting and the sale of Ford's Aston Martin unit. But Chief Executive Alan Mulally says Ford is bracing for difficulty.
  • FBI Director Contradicts Gonzales Testimony
    Four Democrats from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday called for a perjury investigation against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, then FBI Director Robert Mueller contradicted some of Gonzalez's sworn Senate testimony.

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