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Israeli Raid On Flotilla Draws Condemnation
Israel faces worldwide condemnation for Monday's attack on a flotilla of ships trying to deliver aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli naval commandos killed 9 pro-Palestinian protesters on board one of the boats.
Turkey Protests Israel's Raid On Gaza Flotilla
Hugh Pope of the International Crisis Group talks to Steve Inskeep about how Turkey is responding to Israel's attack on the aid flotilla to Gaza. Pope says that when Israel has a prime minister who's more hostile to the Palestinians, Turkey becomes more supportive of the Palestinians.
Consumer Protection Agency Contentious Issue
Congressional efforts to overhaul the rules for Wall Street are on the home stretch. Members of the House and Senate will meet over the next few weeks to work out the differences between their two bills. And while banks are the focus of the legislation, competing provisions on consumers are some of the most contentious.
FAA: Number of Student Pilots Down
The Federal Aviation Administration reports fewer Americans are learning to be pilots. With fewer flight students, commercial airlines may have trouble finding pilots. A shortage could restrict growth in the airline industry and could even affect the safety of air travel.
Chinese Workers Demand Higher Pay
Workers at a Honda parts factory in China went on strike and have won promises of higher pay. The concession hasn't satisfied all of the workers. Migrant workers at several foreign owned factories have made similar demands. The Chinese Government, which tended to side with management in previous labor disputes, seems to be giving workers more leeway in labor disputes.
Months After Killing, Chicago School Looks Ahead
The beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert sparked a nationwide conversation on youth violence. Now, the school operates under Chicago's "turnaround strategy" for troubled schools. There's increased security, new teachers and a new principal.
Artist Louise Bourgeois Dies At 98
Artist Louise Bourgeois died in New York at the age of 98 Monday. Known primarily as a sculptor, Bourgeois was a leading figure in 20th century art. Her works were provocative and disturbing, but often playful.
AIG Rejects Revised Prudential Offer For AIA
Insurance giant AIG announced it will not accept a lower offer for its Asian insurance business. AIG has been trying to sell its subsidiary to the British insurer Prudential. AIG needs the sale to pay back some of the billions it borrowed during the financial crisis.
Aspiring Writer Questions Value Of English Degree
Heather Lefebvre just graduated with top honors from Brandeis University with a degree in English and creative writing. She's leaving school with a diploma in her hand and a mountain of debt. And that has her worried about her academic choices.