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  • Inauguration Expected To Spark More Unrest In Iran
    Anti-government protests continue in Iran despite a harsh police crackdown in Tehran. The opposition movement has transformed from a campaign for a presidential candidate to a broader movement challenging the leaders and the foundation of the Islamic republic.
  • Will Putting Reformists On Trial, End Iranian Opposition?
    Iran has put more than 100 reformists on trial for trying to stage a revolution. They are accused of working with foreigners to undermine the government after charging June's presidential elections were rigged. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to be sworn in by parliament on Wednesday. Borzou Daragahi, the Middle East correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, talks with Steve Inskeep about the situation in Iran.
  • Ethiopian Singer May Be Jailed Because Of Music
    Teddy Afro is one of Ethiopia's most popular singers. Afro, whom fans call Ethiopia's Bob Marley, is in prison. Many are convinced that his legal troubles are related to his music. Some of Afro's songs seem critical of Ethiopia's government.
  • Game Truck: Video Party On Wheels In Arizona
    A new company is cashing in on the video-game obsessed and the state's notorious heat. Game Truck is a mobile video arcade. It offers high-tech parties in the back of air conditioned trailers.
  • How Aging Changes Sleep Patterns
    Waking up in the middle of the night can be stressful, but it may have been the norm for people in the days before electricity. Nowadays we stay up way past sunset, so what is normal sleep, and how do we adapt our nighttime schedules to fit our current lifestyle?
  • Snoring Can Indicate Treatable Sleep Condition
    Loud snoring is not always just a reason to buy ear plugs. For an estimated 12 million American adults, those nocturnal noises are a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a treatable condition.
  • Ford Posts First Monthly Sales Increase In 2 Years
    Ford says July sales have been helped by the government's very popular "cash for clunkers" program. But the government says that, unless the Senate follows the House and allocates $2 billion, the program will have to be suspended this week. That program gives vouchers of up to $4,500 for drivers who trade in old cars for new, more fuel-efficient ones.
  • Investor Ross: 'Washington Is The New Wall Street'
    Wilbur Ross says Americans are just as in debt as ever, only now it's the government — not the bank — holding the note. He says enthusiasm for the economy's rebound is higher than it should be.
  • If At First You Can't Get A Job, Hire An Attorney
    Trina Thompson, 27, recently graduated from Monroe College in Bronx, New York. She hasn't been able to find work. The New York Post reports she has filed a lawsuit claiming the school didn't try hard enough to help her find a job.
  • Obama's Economic Team Cautious, But Optimistic
    White House officials hit the Sunday news shows with force, hoping to convince Americans that the economy is beginning to improve due largely to the controversial economic stimulus package. But they admit that a boost won't come without a huge federal deficit.

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