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  • New Iraq Mission: 'Advising And Assisting'
    President Obama declared the end of America's combat mission in Iraq Tuesday night. He said it was time to turn the page in Iraq and shift attention to America's domestic problems. Obama also said the U.S. would be involved in Iraq even after the remaining 50,00 troops pull out next year.
  • Baghdad Juice Shop Provides Window To Iraq War
    From the window of his tiny shop on Al Rashid Street, one of the oldest thoroughfares in the Iraqi capital, one man has watched the Iraq war unfold before his eyes. Haji Mohammad Abdel Ghafour says he has sold juice to everyone from poor people to world leaders.
  • On The Congo, A Floating Marketplace For A Nation
    Barges plying the Congo River carry the lion's share of goods to the giant county's remote interior. Life aboard is a colorful, cacophonous menagerie of humans and animals. Some of the monkeys and goats are pets; some are dinner.
  • Heat Waves Are Bad For (Even The Healthiest) Lungs
    It's been the hottest summer on record in many cities on the East Coast -- and the hot days that keep coming could be dangerous. Ozone and fine particles are the two types of pollution that trigger Code Red and Orange days. Both are formed out of exhaust from power plants, cars and other things. And when people breathe in the chemicals, it irritates their lungs.
  • Are Sanctions Having Their Desired Effect On Iran?
    The United Nations, the U.S. and other nations imposed sanctions on Iran over the summer. Now that they're approved, the challenge is to make them effective. Robert Einhorn, State Department special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, talks to Steve Inskeep about the sanctions, and whether they're working.
  • Renee Montagne Previews Afghan Reporting Trip
    Renee Montagne returns to Afghanistan next week for another month-long reporting trip. She tells Steve Inskeep this trip is pegged to the country's parliamentary elections later this month.
  • Whirlpool Announces New Factory In Tennessee
    Whirlpool is one of several major American companies opting to make their products in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reports that Whirlpool is announcing Wednesday that its new factory will be on the site of a century-old factory in Tennessee.
  • What Exactly Is The Music Cloud? And Is It Headed Our Way?
    The biggest obstacle to songs at your disposal anywhere remains the record labels themselves.
  • CEO Akerson To Take The Reins At General Motors
    A former telecom executive becomes the next CEO of General Motors on Wednesday. Dan Akerson replaces Edward Whitacre.
  • Ford Hopes To Nose Out The Competition
    Ford has five engineers, with a keen sense of smell, working to develop a unique scent that will distinguish the Ford brand, according to Forbes Magazine. The magazine says "the company wants every car it makes to look, feel and even smell like a Ford."

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