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All Things Considered
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Blast Near Mosque Kills Dozens in Baghdad
    A car bomb explodes near a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 78. The blast coincides with the launch of a new operation against al-Qaida in Diyala province. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is condemning the attack while making a plea for national unity.
  • Rules Change for Photos of War Casualties
    The U.S. military requires signatures from soldiers injured on the battlefield before their images or voices can be used by the media. This is a shift from established policy.
  • The Whir of a Movie Projector
    Before video, home movies were mostly a visual experience. But playing them also created a background sound that listener Bob Brenneman of South Bend, Ind., found evocative. He offers the sound of his grandfather's movie camera and projector.
  • EU Agrees to Protect Napa Wines' Good Name
    Wines from California's Napa Valley are granted "geographic indication status" by the European Union. Wine produced outside the valley can't use the Napa name. The concession may affect U.S. vintners who produce wines named for European regions.
  • Is Wine a Good Investment?
    The record prices some bottles of rare wine are now commanding has attracted interest in wine speculation. But is this really a prudent way to play around with your money?
  • Bush, Olmert Offer Backing for Abbas
    After a White House meeting with President Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he is willing to meet with embattled Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Both leaders favor Abbas and his Fatah party over rival Hamas.
  • Israelis Protect Palestinians at Border
    Israeli tanks move into the northern Gaza Strip to protect hundreds of Palestinians. The people gathered at the Erez border crossing hope to escape the reprisal killings that have plagued Gaza since Islamist Hamas fighters routed secular Fatah forces.
  • Bill Would Invite Iraq Refugees to U.S.
    A bill gaining support in the House would allow 20,000 Iraqi refugees into the U.S. this year. It would also create a special coordinator for Iraqi refugees and establish five facilities in Iraq to help process immigrants.
  • Mexico's 'Chente' Brings Music to the U.S.
    Singer Vicente Fernandez has long been Mexico's king of mariachi music. A new, bilingual boxed CD set celebrates four decades of his work, just as he makes his biggest U.S. tour ever.
  • A Dion Soundtrack for the Clinton Campaign
    Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announces the winner of its campaign-song contest. The song that visitors to her Web site chose is "You and I," by Canadian singer Celine Dion. The song has been used in an Air Canada marketing campaign.

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