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  • Why Don't We Know Why Oil Prices Are So High?
    The price of oil keeps hitting new highs, but is it the fault of oil speculators, as some in Congress claim? Or is that an oversimplification?
  • States Approve Compact To Protect Great Lakes
    The eight states surrounding the Great Lakes have agreed to protect water in the region from being diverted to other parts of the country and the world. The lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fresh surface water, and
  • In India, Cheap Car Will Challenge Two-Wheelers
    The introduction in India of the $2,500 Nano soon could put millions behind the wheel of a car for the first time. The country, whose roads are crowded with scooters and motorcycles, is planning a vast national highway project to cater to this new motoring boom.
  • Kidney Cancer Cells Tricked Into Killing Themselves
    A new drug to fight kidney cancer exploits a gene defect in cancerous cells, tricking them into killing themselves. Kidney cancer historically hasn't responded well to treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.
  • McCain's First (And Only) Military Command
    John McCain is well-known for his five-and-a-half years as a POW. Less famous is the job he held after his release: commander of the Navy's largest squadron. It was the only time he ran something bigger than his Senate office or a presidential campaign.
  • Photos With Petraeus A Big Draw In Baghdad
    Every six weeks, hundreds of people in Baghdad's Green Zone line up to take a picture with Gen. David Petraeus, the head of coalition forces in Iraq. He gets thousands of requests from people who want their picture taken with him.
  • Calif. Lender Indymac To Cut Work Force By Half
    Steve Inskeep has this morning's business news.
  • NBC Plans Unprecedented Olympics Coverage
    NBC will broadcast the Summer Olympics in Beijing starting Aug. 8 and has announced an unprecedented amount of coverage: 3,600 hours of programming over 17 days. The 2004 Olympics in Athens got 1,200 hours of coverage.
  • Oilman Pickens Shifts Focus To Wind Energy
    After decades investing in oil, T. Boone Pickens is now putting billions of dollars into what he calls America's biggest wind farm. Pickens envisions 2,500 turbines generating 4,000 megawatts of energy — enough to power 1.3 million homes.
  • Sleek Turbine Harnesses Wind To Power Homes
    French designer Philippe Starck has unveiled a small, sleek wind turbine aimed at eco- and fashion-conscious folks. It doesn't look like a windmill: The turbine is a polycarbonate rectangle, about 12 feet wide and 18 feet high. It can generate 20 percent to 60 percent of the energy needed for a home.

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