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Friday, August 14, 2009

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  • Foreclosures Loom Large For Middle Class
    New data out this week show that foreclosures keep rising despite government efforts to prevent them. Foreclosure filings in July were up 32 percent from a year ago. As the crisis expands, it's dragging down more middle-class Americans, like a family in Springfield, Mass.
  • 'Short Payoffs' Help Ohioans Keep Homes
    In Ohio, foreclosure rescue funds were intended to help borrowers become "current" on mortgage payments. Now the funds are being coupled with whatever some mortgage holders can afford to complete a buyout of their loan obligations — sometimes for as little as 10 cents on the dollar. Mhari Saito reports for WCPN.
  • British Hacker Fights Extradition To U.S.
    Gary McKinnon admits hacking into dozens of U.S. military computers before and after Sept. 11, 2001, and has lost every appeal available under the British legal system. His case has become a rallying point for Britons who believe their government is too subservient to the U.S.
  • Michael Vick Happy For New Chance In Philadelphia
    An apologetic Michael Vick held a news conference Friday in Philadelphia, where he will join the NFL's Eagles. Vick said he's sorry for his role in running a dogfighting ring, which landed him in federal prison. Now he wants to focus on football.
  • Bolt, Gay To Vie For 'Fastest Man' Title
    The IAAF World Championships in track and field take place in Berlin this weekend. The marquee matchup is in the men's 100 and 200 meter races, where Jamaica's Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay will continue their battle for the title of "World's Fastest Man."
  • Taliban's Woes: The View From Peshawar
    Amid recent blows to the Taliban, many in the Pakistani border city of Peshawar are convinced that the setbacks are real. But there are also concerns that the Pakistani government is failing to press home its advantage.
  • Weighing U.S. Policy In Afghanistan
    Will the revised Obama administration policy in Afghanistan succeed? Dr. John A. Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security, and Michael A. Cohen, co-director of the Privatization of Foreign Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation, discuss the question with some help from Madeleine Brand.
  • Young Journalist Gets His Obama Interview
    After months of trying, 11-year-old student journalist Damon Weaver lands the biggest interview of his young career: President Obama.
  • A Mad Dash To Decorate 'Mad Men'
    For Amy Wells, set decorator for AMC's Emmy-winning show — set in a 1960s advertising agency — life is one big scavenger hunt. She goes to great lengths to get the era's details just right — right now she's hunting for vintage Halloween decorations.
  • Woodstock: We Went, We Saw, We Left
    As Marcus Rosenbaum remembers it, Woodstock was a blend of the miserable and the euphoric. And like many things from the '60s, impossible to distinguish what happened or what he thinks he remembers.

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