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All Things Considered
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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  • New Office to Usher Domestic Use of Spy Satellites
    Domestic security officials will get access, for the first time, to information from surveillance satellites. The decision was made by the Director of National Intelligence.
  • What Can Satellites Do for Domestic Spying?
    John Pike, director and founder of, talks with Robert Siegel about the capability of satellites that will be used by Homeland Security to spy within the United States.
  • Mine Owner Insists that Quake Led to Collapse
    Robert Murray, co-owner of the Utah coal mine where six men remain trapped, insists that the Aug. 6 cave-in was prompted by an earthquake. Other mine owners have made similar claims, but experts say such collapses are rarely prompted by acts of nature.
  • NBA Ref Pleads Guilty, Faces 25 Years in Prison
    Former referee Tim Donaghy has pleaded guilty to felony charges for causing a betting scandal that devastated the NBA. Donaghy faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced. He was released on a $250,000 bond.
  • Steroids Case Spreads from Docs to Medics, Police
    Dozens of Phoenix firefighters and police officers have been caught up in a federal investigation of illegal steroid use. The DEA investigation originally involved only the doctors distributing the steroids but has expanded to include many first responders.
  • Two Years After Katrina, the Mattios Return Home
    After Hurricane Katrina, the Mattios spent two years in makeshift homes in Baton Rouge. The family nearly fell apart under the stress of the situation. But now, as they finally return to their home in New Orleans, they say they've turned a corner.
  • Summer Food: Mother Knows Best
    As summer winds down, so, too, does our series on summer foods. This week's final installment focuses on moms — and their singular cooking techniques. We hear about Chinese barbecue sauce and "wacky cake."
  • Wildfires Ignite Worries for Colorado Woman
    Large wildfires in Montana, Idaho and elsewhere in the West are blackening forests and forcing residents from their homes. On an isolated mesa in Colorado, commentator Michelle Nijhuis wonders whether to pack her suitcases.
  • Homeowners Aiming to Refinance Hit Mortgage Rut
    Mortgage applications have risen for the second straight week, with borrowers getting out of adjustable-rate loans in a bid to escape volatility in the financial markets. But mortgage-industry troubles are hanging up homeowners seeking to refinance.
  • Are Costs of Business in China Overtaking Benefits?
    Many companies are reassessing the cost of doing business in China. They now have to add a whole host of testing, litigation and recall costs. Still, China's advantages are great. What would make China truly too pricey, or too risky, for business?

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