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Friday, June 14, 2013

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  • White House Defends Timing Of Decision To Help Syrian Rebels
    The White House will begin sending direct military aid to the Syrian opposition after concluding that the Syrian government has been using chemical weapons against rebel forces. For the past two years, President Obama has taken a cautious approach to the conflict and has been reluctant to intervene.
  • Week In Politics: NSA Leaks, Syria
    Melissa Block talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss leaks about a National Security Agency surveillance program and Syria.
  • 11-Year-Old Keeps Singing In Face Of Hate
    Sebastien de la Cruz sang the national anthem at a second game of the NBA Finals after his first performance spurred a flurry of racist tweets.
  • Housing Market Watchers Edgy As Mortgage Rates Keep Climbing
    The Federal Reserve's economic stimulus has helped keep mortgage rates at record lows in the years since the Great Recession. But rates are ticking upward, leaving some investors worried that the nascent housing recovery will suffer if the Fed unravels its policies too quickly.
  • When People Make Their Own Banks
    An ex-con lends money to people in need; a group of friends creates a savings club. Even without banks, people often figure out how to get the money they need, when they need it.
  • Some Turkish Protesters Optimistic After Meeting With Leaders
    Protesters in Istanbul are mulling an offer from Prime Minister Erdogan that could bring an end to the unrest.
  • Defense Department Trying To Plug Leaks Before They Happen
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking into ways on how to prevent the next leaker. Audie Cornish speaks with Joshua Keating, associate editor at Foreign Policy and writer at the War of Ideas blog for more.
  • New Blood Sparks Identity Crisis For Fraternal Group Of Farmers
    A fraternal agriculture organization known as the Grange must bring in younger members to survive. But the new generation's interest in environmental issues and food politics is clashing with the Grange's support of industrial farms.
  • Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin
    Hearing — and holding — Mozart's own instruments is a thrill like no other. The great composer's violin and viola, which are only pulled out of storage in Salzburg about once a year, are in the United States for the very first time. And the magic they wield is undeniable.
  • Spurs And Heat Tied Going Into Game 5 Of NBA Finals
    Two days after the Spurs throttled the Heat by nearly 40 points, Miami responded with a rout of its own in San Antonio to tie up the NBA Finals at two games apiece. Even better news for the defending champions? The Big Three, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, finally look like the Big Three again. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about that and the scourge of flopping.

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