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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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  • European Leaders Discuss Plans To Stem Debt Crisis
    One aspect of the global economy that is struggling to find its way forward: Europe and the euro. The leaders of France and Germany met Tuesday — to discuss ways of addressing the European debt crisis. They announced plans to improve economic coordination. But it was not the kind of dramatic news markets in Europe had been hoping for.
  • How Did The Eurozone Come About?
    Now that European economies are in trouble, we thought it was time to take a step back and remember what was behind the idea for the euro, how the eurozone came about, and what it's meant for 17 countries to share one currency. Robert Siegel talks with Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about the euro and the eurozone.
  • Air Force Eyes Micromachine Bugs That Can Spy
    Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology are working on micro air vehicles — tiny flying machines designed to look like birds and insects that are remotely piloted. The Air Force aims to use these micromachines to gather intelligence or even deliver weaponry.
  • Bill Frist: In Somalia, The World Is Responding But The Need Is Greater
    Former Senator Bill Frist said of all the human tragedies he's seen, this one stands out because the solution is simple, but demand is outstripping supply.
  • Future Of Shaky Viaduct Divides Seattle Residents
    Efforts are under way to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated highway along Seattle's waterfront that was weakened by an earthquake. Officials have wrangled over what to do about it for 10 years. Meanwhile, city residents have become frustrated with the system's inability to act.
  • The Quiet Revolution In The Death Penalty Debate
    The Justice Department is reviewing its lethal injection protocols because of a shortage of a key drug. Authorities are also less likely to seek the death penalty for murderers of drug dealers. In a trend that's moved from the states to the federal level, things are getting quiet on death row.
  • Survivor Of Bataan Death March Dies; Albert Brown Was 105
    He was the oldest known veteran of the infamous march. A doctor once told Brown he likely wouldn't live to be 50. Instead, the man who was a godson of "Buffalo Bill" Cody lived a long life.
  • States Introduce Record Number Of Immigration Bills
    Nearly 1,600 immigration bills have been introduced in state legislatures so far this year — an all-time record. That's according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bipartisan group says states are scrambling for solutions to a problem the federal government hasn't successfully addressed.
  • New York Laundromat Doubles As English Classroom
    Going to the Laundromat can be a tedious chore, but in Manhattan it is also a chance to learn some English. At Magic Touch Laundromat in Manhattan, you can get some ESL instruction while your clothes get clean.
  • Book Review: 'Disaster Was My God'
    Alan Cheuse reviews a novel based on the real life of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, called Disaster Was My God.

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