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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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  • Netanyahu Pledges 'Painful Compromises' For Peace
    In a speech to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister thanked U.S. lawmakers for their unswerving support and laid down a hard line on any new peace talks with the Palestinians.
  • Political Problems Mounting For Iran's Ahmadinejad
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is under attack from the press, Parliament and many of the conservative clergy who once supported him. Why the hostility? He has challenged Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni's power. Ahmadinejad appears to be trying to extend his influence beyond the end of his term in 2013.
  • 'New York Times' Reporter Subpoenaed
    The Justice Department has subpoenaed New York Times reporter Jim Risen to provide critical eyewitness testimony it says it can't get any other way in the leak case involving former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling. Risen says he'll ask a judge to quash the subpoena, setting up a First Amendment fight and a game of chicken with high stakes.
  • Tell-All Book Explores ESPN's Success
    When ESPN started up in 1979, cable TV was a risky, low-rent frontier. Real TV sports happened at the big networks. You got the scores from your local TV station, the radio or a newspaper. ESPN changed everything, both in substance and in tone: a tone that says, "yes we're obsessed with sports, but no, it really isn't that important. We're having a good time telling you about it." Robert Siegel talks to James Andrew Miller, who co-wrote Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.
  • Obama Meets With Queen Of England
    President Obama and the first lady will be sleeping in Buckingham Palace on Tuesday as guests of the Queen of England. The president's stop in London forms part of his visit to Europe ahead of the G-8 summit in France.
  • Why Iceland Isn't Just A Barren Rock
    Iceland is a forbidding place. How did it become one of the most prosperous nations on earth? Fish. And books.
  • DVD Picks: 'The Great Dictator'
    Bob Mondello looks at a new release of Charlie Chaplin's 1940 film The Great Dictator, a film that made even Chaplin nervous, but became a huge success.
  • What Are Bitcoins?
    If the traders on Mt Gox understand the future, we all may soon see prices online quoted in dollars, euros and bitcoins. Robert Siegel talks about virtual currency "bitcoins" with Annie Lowrey, economy and business reporter for Slate.
  • Is Oprah The Queen Of All Media?
    The queen of all media is walking away from her biggest media platform. Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey ends her syndicated daytime talk show after 25 years. On the eve of Oprah's exit, Michele Norris talks with Eric Deggans, TV and media critic for the St. Petersburg Times.
  • After Tornado Strikes, Volunteers Descend On Joplin
    Hundreds of volunteers and heavy equipment from across the region are streaming into Joplin, Mo. Emergency responders are still in rescue mode, hoping to find survivors.

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