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  • Outrage Over Boston Bombing Suspect On 'Rolling Stone' Cover
    Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev is featured on the August 1 cover of Rolling Stone. The photo is a somewhat glamorous shot that's got people talking about the magazine's editorial choice.
  • Al-Jazeera Under Fire For Its Coverage Of Egypt
    The accuracy of Al-Jazeera's reporting has come under criticism in the past, and now the network is taking a hit amid claims it slanted its coverage in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood during Egypt's recent political crisis. At stake, too, is the credibility of Al-Jazeera's main backer, Qatar.
  • Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City
    Officials in Sheboygan, Wis., scrambled to contain a deadly, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. An outbreak there serves as a reminder that the contagious disease still poses a threat in the U.S. Treating just nine cases will take months and cost millions of dollars.
  • 'House of Cards' Picks Up 9 Emmy Nominations
    The Netflix series is the first digitally distributed show to get nominated for a major category. For best drama, "House of Cards" joins nominees "Homeland," "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey" and "Mad Men." Jon Weisman of Variety talks about the nominations, announced Thursday.
  • In Today's Beijing, Flash Ferraris And Fading Traditions
    Who the heck are all of these 20-somethings and how in the world are they able to drive all these Ferraris and Maseratis? It's the first thing that struck NPR's Anthony Kuhn upon his return to Beijing after a few years away. It's also clear the city's distinctive dialect and foods are growing scarcer.
  • Book Examines Who Sowed Seeds For China's Economic Boom
    Renee Montagne talks to China scholars Orville Schell and John DeLury about their new book, Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the 21st Century. It examines the roots of China's recent economic development boom.
  • Intel's Earnings Are Down For 4th Straight Quarter
    The computer chip maker is facing a tough reality with its latest earnings report. Intel's second quarter profit was down 29 percent compared to last year. One reason is that more and more consumers and businesses are switching from traditional computers to smart phones and tablets.
  • Wall Street Poised For Bernanke's Senate Panel Testimony
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke continues his two-day monetary policy testimony on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the chairman appeared before the House Financial Services Committee.
  • Game Over For NCAA And Electronic Arts
    The NCAA has announced it is breaking ties with Electronic Arts Inc., the sports gaming company. The move is likely fallout from an ongoing lawsuit that wants the NCAA to compensate current and former student athletes for the money made from broadcasts and video games, among other things.
  • Nike Apologizes For Carolina Mix-Up
    Nike put out a new T-shirt for fans of North Carolina's pro-football team, the Carolina Panthers. The design featured the Panthers logo with the letters NC — all framed by the outline of that other Carolina, South Carolina. Nike has apologized for the error and pulled the remaining shirts.

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