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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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  • Chinese Quake Survivors Cope in Gui Xi
    The mountain village of Gui Xi in Sichuan province is one of many Chinese communities coping with the aftermath of Monday's powerful earthquake. Survivors huddled under tarps Tuesday in a steady rain, telling their stories.
  • Letters: China Earthquake Coverage
    Listeners respond to coverage of the catastrophe in China.
  • N. Korean Papers Detail Nuclear Program
    A U.S. official says a preliminary review of thousands of documents shows North Korea has fully accounted for its plutonium development program. But the papers may not convince skeptics that the disarmament process is moving ahead.
  • Study: Ultrasound Boosts Breast Cancer Detection
    Adding an ultrasound exam to a standard mammogram may increase the detection of breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease, a recent study suggests. However, the method is more prone to producing a false positive, possibly leading to unneeded biopsies.
  • Iraqi Red Crescent Chief Details Aid Efforts
    Dr. Said Hakki, who heads the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization, discusses efforts to assist 600,000 displaced residents of Baghdad. The organization's Neighborhood Reconstruction Program helps with basic services, including health care, schools and job opportunities.
  • Interpreter Prepares for Return to Iraq
    Almost 500 men and women who worked as interpreters for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have been moved to the U.S. in the past year. But one woman is returning to Iraq after having trouble adjusting to life in America.
  • Detroit Council Eyes Ouster of Mayor Kilpatrick
    The Detroit City Council has voted to launch removal proceedings against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — and has asked Gov. Jennifer Granholm to remove Kilpatrick from office. Council members say Kilpatrick withheld key information about a multi-million dollar legal settlement.
  • Earthlink to End Philadelphia WiFi Network
    Earthlink notified Philadelphia subscribers that it will dismantle its WiFi network in the city on June 12. Negotiations to transfer the network to another operator broke down. Earthlink is giving subscribers 30 days to find other paths to the Internet.
  • Meredith Monk: Of Posterity and 'Impermanence'
    Monk has spent four decades challenging audiences and winning awards with her unusual fusion of song, theater, dance and film. Lately, she's begun to consider how her work will last after she's gone. Her latest CD, Impermanence, attempts to address that question.
  • Chinese Quake Survivors Fill Makeshift Camps
    Rescue efforts continue in southwestern China, with thousands of people still trapped in rubble created by the country's worst earthquake in decades. Thousands more have fled their homes and are sleeping outdoors.

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