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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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  • U.S. Combat Troops Leave Iraqi Cities
    For the first time in six years, Baghdad and other Iraqi cities are almost completely free of U.S. combat troops. Iraq's government declared a national holiday to celebrate the occasion, but a deadly car bomb in the city of Kirkuk provided a grim reminder of the challenges ahead.
  • Retired Colonel: Iraq Violence Will Remain Problem
    The deadline for the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities was Tuesday. Col. Peter Mansoor (retd.) says the withdrawal is necessary, but violence will still plague Iraq for years to come.
  • U.N. Backs Ousted Honduran President
    The U.N. General Assembly unanimously condemned the military takeover in Honduras and demanded that Manuel Zelaya be immediately returned to power. Zelaya, who was forced into exile in Costa Rica, vows to return to Honduras. The new administration says he will be arrested if he does.
  • Does Return Of The Toffs Signal A Changed Britain?
    The type of upper-class Englishmen people tended to sneer at during the Thatcher years are back with a vengeance in politics. Many members of the front bench of the opposition Conservative Party in recent years attended Eton and Oxford. But that doesn't seem to bother working-class people on the streets of London.
  • In Europe, Irregular Produce Makes A Comeback
    Bendy cucumbers, knobbly carrots, puny cauliflowers and naked onions are among 26 misshapen fruits and vegetables that will make their way to supermarkets Wednesday after the European Union rescinded a 20-year-old regulation. Food columnist Diana Henry of the Sunday Telegraph says she is "thrilled."
  • Co-Op Option Offers Compromise In Health Debate
    As Senate and House committees negotiate a potential new health care system, the idea of insurance co-ops is gaining ground as an alternative to a government-run plan. The HealthPartners co-op in Minneapolis provides some insight into the ability of these plans to provide low-cost, high-quality care.
  • Doctors Say Costs, Not Care, Have Become Focus
    As health care costs have soared, many physicians have struggled to manage the business end of health care and provide quality care for their patients. Two doctors, each with more than 30 years of experience, talk with NPR about the changes they've seen in health care, and where the system might be headed.
  • China Delays Internet Filtering Plan
    China has delayed a controversial plan to bundle Internet filtering software with personal computers aimed to block pornography. The plan has been criticized as ineffective, intrusive and commercial unfair. Anthony Kuhn China's attempt to block pornography has been criticized as ineffective, intrusive and unfair.
  • Director Seeks To Capture Life In Modern Tibet
    Pema Tseden is the first director in China ever to film movies entirely in the Tibetan language. His latest film, The Search, won the Grand Jury Prize at Shanghai's recent International Film Festival. He says Tibet has always been depicted by outsiders who pander to their own imagination.
  • Franken Declared Winner Of Minnesota Senate Race
    Minnesota's Supreme Court has declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of the state's disputed U.S. Senate race. Republican Norm Coleman conceded the race soon after the decision.

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