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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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  • Rebels Storm Gadhafi's Tripoli Compound
    Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound Tuesday. NPR correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro entered after them and tells Robert Siegel about scenes of jubilant anti-Gadhafi fighters ransacking the barracks.
  • Rebel Government Ambassador On Libya's Future
    Robert Siegel talks with Ali Suleiman Aujali, the ambassador of Libya's Transitional National Council to the United States. Aujali was formerly the ambassador of the Gadhafi government to the U.S. He quit, and now represents the Libyan rebels. He says the transitional government will need lots of help setting up a new democracy.
  • News Corp May Have Paid British Premier's Aide
    Prime Minister David Cameron is facing embarrassing new allegations connected to the phone hacking scandal in Britain. Cameron was criticized for hiring former News of The World editor Andy Coulson to be his communications chief. Coulson resigned in January this year. But now, there are reports that Coulson continued to receive payments and benefits from the newspaper — even while working for Cameron's government.
  • Clergy Sues To Stop Alabama's Immigration Law
    A growing number of critics say that the law that criminalizes all kinds of contact with undocumented residents — including harboring illegal immigrants — violates their religious freedom to be a good Samaritan. A U.S. district judge is considering Wednesday whether to stop the law from going into effect Sept. 1.
  • Summer Sounds: Cicadas
    Our Summer Sounds feature presents Brian McConnachie's memories of cicadas and a curious myth surrounding them: The clicks add up to the predicted high temperature of the day.
  • Earthquake Shakes East Coast
    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Chris Joyce for more.
  • Warfare In Tripoli Poses New Challenges For NATO
    The fight for Tripoli is on. Rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have each, in the past couple of days, claimed to have the upper hand. But the house-to-house combat characteristic of urban warfare poses new challenges for the rebels and the NATO forces supporting them.
  • Why Do Middle Eastern Dictators Love Scuds?
    Libyan government forces fired a Scud missile Monday near Sirte. It's at least the second time the Scud has been used in the conflict. Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak also had Scuds in his arsenal. Brian Palmer gives Robert Siegel a brief history of the Soviet-made missile and tells us why Middle Eastern dictators love the Scud. Palmer writes the Explainer column for
  • Nick Ashford, Songwriter, Singer And Producer, Has Died
    Songs like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I'm Every Woman" are ingrained in American culture.
  • Remembering Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber
    Melissa Block talks with soul singer Ben E. King about the passing of two legendary songwriters, Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber, this week. Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson co-wrote some of Motown's biggest hits including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." He died at Monday at age 70. Jerry Leiber penned the lyrics for songs such as "Jailhouse Rock" for Elvis — and one of Ben E. King's signature tunes "Spanish Harlem." Lieber also died on Monday. He was 78.

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