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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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  • Death Toll Mounts In Egypt After Violent Clashes
    There were widespread clashes between security forces and Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt on Wednesday.
  • Egypt Ambassador: Muslim Brotherhood Chose 'Path Of Exclusion'
    Robert Siegel speaks with Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Tawfik about the violence in Cairo and the possibility for reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim Egyptian government.
  • Sub Fire Called India's Worst Naval Disaster In Peacetime
    The Indian Navy says it losing hope of finding any survivors among the 18-man crew onboard a submarine that sank in its berth in the Mumbai naval docks shortly after midnight local time. A massive explosion ripped through the boat in what is being called India's worst naval disaster in peacetime.
  • Eurozone Growth Doesn't Mean Tough Times Are Over
    The Eurozone economy eked out a positive growth number for the first time in a year-and-a-half. That had some analysts speculating that Europe's long recession is coming to an end.Others think that's too optimistic.
  • French Maker Of Military Rafts Gets An American Identity
    Zodiac produces most of the inflatable rafts used by the U.S. military. But a California company challenged that contract, saying it violates a requirement that the Defense Department use products made with American material and by U.S. workers. In response, Zodiac set up a factory in Maryland.
  • The Grid Of The Future Could Be Brought To You By ... You
    The electricity system is experiencing growing pains as the grid is beginning to rely on an increasing amount of renewable, particularly unpredictable sources of power like wind farms and solar panels. So grid operators are turning to individual customers to beef up redundancy and capacity.
  • Flood Insurance Rates Skyrocket In Coastal Communities
    Flood insurance prices are rising drastically in Louisiana after several big storms and a new law. Audie Cornish speaks with Siobhan Hughes, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, for more.
  • Project To Fix Quote On MLK Memorial Hits Snags
    The removal of a controversial inscription from the national Martin Luther King Jr. memorial may not be finished in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington later this month. The project is being held up by a dispute over the finishing process.
  • 'Nothing Racist' Implied In 'Obama' Act, Says Rodeo Clown
    "Comedians all over the country have used political figures to make fun of current events, it's nothing new," rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling has told a Missouri news outlet. The skit he directed at the state fair sparked outrage.
  • A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond
    It's something you don't find much among reporters today, but Jack Germond actually liked politicians. That doesn't mean he suffered phonies. The longtime political journalist, who died Wednesday at 85, was one of the legendary "boys on the bus," who also liked to spend time at the real racetrack.

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