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Thursday, October 20, 2011

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  • Gadhafi Was Killed In Crossfire, Interim Prime Minister Says
    "Nobody can tell if the [fatal] shot was from the rebel fighters or from his own security guard," Interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told All Things Considered host Robert Siegel.
  • Gadhafi: An Iron-Fisted, Often-Brutal Leader
    Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya for more than four decades with an iron fist. Gadhafi was a complex, often brutal leader with a grand vision of himself — one he displayed up until the final moments of his leadership.
  • Controversy Erupts Over Sex-Segregated Brooklyn Bus
    New York City officials have told a bus company that carries passengers in a largely Hasidic Jewish section of Brooklyn that it must stop requiring female passengers to sit in the back. The issue has raised concerns about boundaries between religious and civil rights.
  • Despite Recent Killings, Kandahar Appears Stable
    Three months ago, the southern Afghan city of Kandahar looked to be dangerously unstable after the murders of Kandahar kingpin Ahmed Wali Karzai and the city's mayor. Despite fears of a struggle to fill the leadership vacuum, some Kandaharis say life is better without those power brokers.
  • Marine Commandant Discusses Challenges He's Faced
    Gen. James Amos assumed the duties of commandant of the Marines about one year ago. Since then, the military has changed its policy to allow for the enlistment of openly gay troops and faces large budget cuts, while still maintaining forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Melissa Block speaks with Amos about the Marines.
  • Fairy-Tale Adaptations: It's Ever After, All Right
    Two new network dramas — and a substantial slate of Hollywood movies — make it clear that there's something eternally enchanting about the folk tales we keep retelling.
  • University Of Georgia Students Open Food Pantry
    The unemployment rate remains high across the nation and above 10 percent in much of the South. New census data shows young people, those between 18 and 24 years old, are facing some of the highest rates of poverty. Some students at the University of Georgia are reaching out to this group by opening a food pantry on campus. It may sound unusual, but pantries have been popping up on campuses across the country since the recession began.
  • High Demand Forces Food Pantry To Shut Its Doors
    ACTS food pantry in Virginia had to temporarily close and stop giving out food to families in need because of an increase in demand for food. Melissa Block speaks with Rebecca McGee, ACTS Food Pantry director, about what ACTS is doing to still help families — and to get its shelves stocked to handle increased demand so that it can reopen.
  • Gadhafi's Body Displayed At Private House
    The dead body of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was on display today in a private house in the rebel stronghold of Misrata. Reporter Marine Olivesi was there and tells Melissa Block the home was crowded with Libyans eager to take a photo with the corpse of their former leader.
  • Libyan Man Discusses Gadhafi's Death
    Melissa Block speaks with one Libyan in Tripoli. Abdul Samoud works as a tour guide and took part in the revolution. On Thursday, he went to Green Square with his family to celebrate the death of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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