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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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  • Can U.S. Take The Heat Of Canada's Oil Practices?
    Canada, the largest supplier of oil to the United States, is relying more heavily on controversial techniques to extract crude from its oil sands deposits. One of the methods includes pumping 500-degree steam underground to melt the oil and force it to percolate to the surface.
  • Hospital Trains Focus On Ending Cycle Of Violence
    Hospital emergency rooms are filled with the fallout of violent crime. Sometimes, the victims and the perpetrators are one and the same. It's a cycle of violence many would like to end. At the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, doctors and others have developed an outreach program that appears to be working, and it has been modeled by others.
  • Mexico Slaps Tariff On U.S. Products In Truck Dispute
    Mexico slapped new tariffs on some U.S. pork and cheese products on Wednesday, the latest in a long-running spat between the two nations over U.S. refusal to permit Mexican truckers to cross the border. It's a tough problem for President Obama, who sees expanded trade as a key to economic growth.
  • Summer Jobs: Enterprise
    Today's summer job stories are about the moment young people turned into young capitalists. NPR's Robert Siegel reads a story from listener William Caldwell of Brentwood, Tenn., about how he earned $500 catching fireflies one summer. And listener Stacy Jackson of Denver recounts seizing opportunity at a gas line during the Arab oil embargo of 1973.
  • Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Gives Big To GOP
    The owner of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, has given $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, making it one of the largest corporate donors to the GOP this election season.
  • Bloomberg Busy Backing Candidates Of Both Parties
    The New York City mayor, an independent, has been giving his blessing to Democrats and Republicans he believes are on New York's side when it comes to key issues, such as gun control.
  • In The Amazon, Potion Offers 'Window Into The Soul'
    Visitors are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to sample ayahuasca, a potion with hallucinogenic properties made from jungle vines and considered sacred by Indians. Lodges catering to "ayahuasca tourism" are attracting travelers who hope the concoction will help soothe a range of woes.
  • In South Africa, A Nice Year For 'White Wedding'
    Hollywood wedding movies are about as predictable as a white dress. But change the film's setting to South Africa, and things get a little more interesting. The star and the director of White Wedding, South Africa's official entry for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, discuss their film with NPR's Michele Norris.
  • Democrats Work To Put Focus On GOP Roadblocks
    As President Obama travels the country, he's been emphasizing Republican obstruction as much as touting Democratic accomplishments. Some Democrats have questioned the strategy, but others argue it's an effective counterpoint to the GOP's attempt to make the midterms a referendum on the Democrats' record.
  • Harvard Probes Claims Of Scientific Misconduct
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Nicholas Wade, a science writer for The New York Times, about prominent Harvard psychology professor Marc Hauser. Harvard University says it has found evidence of scientific misconduct in Hauser's work. He was recently forced to retract a paper that he had published, and is now on leave.

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