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Monday, September 13, 2010

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  • Claims Of Border Program Success Are Unproven
    The Border Patrol points to three measures to prove Operation Streamline's success: It deters future illegal border-crossers, fewer people are apprehended for crossing illegally, and it allows the government to focus on more serious crime. But a closer look shows these arguments don't always hold up.
  • What Are Iranian Politics Behind The Hiker's Release?
    Iran's internal politics are complicating the release of an American jailed after being arrested hiking near the border. Sarah Shourd, one of three hikers being held, may be released on a $500,000 bail. Melissa Block talks with Hadi Ghaemi of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about the factors at play in Tehran's courts.
  • Microsoft Changes Policy In Response To Russian Raids
    Microsoft announced Monday new measures aimed at protecting non-governmental organizations from government harassment. In January, Russian police raided the offices of an environmental group, claiming it was using pirated Microsoft software. The group denies the charge. Clifford Levy, the Moscow Bureau Chief for the New York Times, talks with NPR's David Greene about his article on the raid, how this tactic is not new, and Microsoft's response.
  • Religious Search Engines Yield Tailored Results
    Some Christians, Jews, and Muslims are abandoning Google and Yahoo and turning to search engines like SeekFind, Jewogle and I'mHalal that yield results they believe are more likely to have God's seal of approval.
  • In Mexico, Searching For Good News Amid The Bad
    Drug violence is spiraling in Mexico, which is celebrating its bicentennial this week. A group of business leaders and media companies has launched a new program to try to lift the nation’s spirits and highlight Mexicans who are doing good works.
  • New Football Field Honors Teenagers Killed In Mexico
    After the massacre of teenage football players in Juarez, Mexico, last January, President Felipe Calderon promised a gift to the violence-torn city: a new American-style football field. And he has made good on that promise to honor the 15 teenagers who were killed.
  • It Ain't Easy Covering The NFL As A Female Reporter
    The New York Jets are already making headlines for their performance at a team practice on Saturday when a female reporter for Mexico's TV Azteca interviewed quarterback Mark Sanchez. Allegedly, some members of the team acted inappropriately, including catcalls and hooting. Tara Sullivan, a reporter for The Record in Bergen County, N.J., who has reported from many locker rooms, talks with NPR's Melissa Block about the incident.
  • French Filmmaker Claude Chabrol Dies At 80
    Claude Chabrol was one of the original instigators of the French New Wave. Like Godard, Truffaut and Rohmer, he started as a film critic. He went on to make thoughtfully successful films -- often thrillers -- about human relations, betrayal and murder.
  • Invasion Of 'Lebanon,' An Intense Thriller
    The movie Lebanon, which won the Golden Lion at last year's Venice Film Festival, tells the story of an Israeli tank crew during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon from the crew's perspective. It's shot entirely inside the tank, so the audience sees only what the crew sees through viewfinders, view slats and inside the cramped quarters.
  • President Obama Reaches Out To Middle Class
    President Obama reached out to middle class families Monday by responding to House G.O.P. leader John Boehner's remarks that he would support tax cuts for the middle class even if they aren't extended to the very wealthiest Americans.

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