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All Things Considered
Friday, July 25, 2008

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Differing Portrayals Of Bin Laden's Driver At Trial
    This was has been the first of Salim Hamdan's trial at Guantanamo Bay. The prosecution has presented Osama bin Laden's driver as an insider in the al-Qaida leader's inner circle. The defense, however, has portrayed Hamdan as a poorly paid employee.
  • Economic, Political Problems Rising In Pakistan
    Five months after a new democratically elected government swept into power, Pakistan is facing a deep crisis and widespread criticism that nobody seems to be doing anything about the problems.
  • Congress In Stalemate Over Oil, Gas
    There is a stalemate in Congress over gas and oil prices. Democrats push a bill to rein in oil speculators and Republicans block it with a filibuster. GOP senators say they'll keep talking about energy until Democrats let them offer a wide array of amendments.
  • GOP Web Site Offers Americans Input On Platform
    The Platform Committee for the Republican National Convention has launched a Web site to introduce participatory democracy to the platform-writing process. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says it is an offer to every American to have an input on the Republican platform.
  • Open Up The Vice Presidential Selection Process
    Commentator David Weinberger argues the public could help vet potential vice presidents if the presidential candidates would open a public forum on the Internet. He says he'd love to see a blog by the search committees.
  • Ban On Naked Short-Selling Spurs Stocks
    Ever since the Securities and Exchange Commission decided to ban temporarily a practice called naked short-selling last week, the stock market has been rising. Some observers say it underscores how big a menace naked short-selling has become.
  • U.S. Multinationals Get Boost From Weak Dollar
    It's a good time for U.S. companies that have an international reach. McDonald's, 3M and Amazon — all of which sell products overseas — are doing well this year in spite of the troubled economic situation at home, thanks in part to the depreciated dollar.
  • Chinese Cargo Firm Buys German Airport
    A Chinese company has spent nearly $50 million to gain a shipping foothold in the heart of Europe, taking over a German cargo airport. Chinese goods may soon be assembled nearby in order to receive a coveted "Made in Germany" label.
  • Memories Of Going On 'Staycation'
    Though "staycation" is one of the hottest buzzwords, many people have been taking home-based vacations for years. Some people go to luxurious, exotic locations for vacations that they sometimes don't enjoy. Ultimately, vacations are what you make them.
  • Favre Return Poses Dilemma For Packers
    Brett Favre is likely to attend training camp this weekend despite retiring in March. The Wall Street Journal's Stefan Fatsis says the Green Bay Packers must decide if they have a greater chance of winning games with Aaron Rogers than they do with Farvre.

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