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  • Drone Manufacturers Confident Domestic Industry Will Grow
    Gathering in Washington, D.C., drone manufacturers say they are optimistic about their business, despite a downturn in defense spending. The unmanned vehicle industry is hopeful the domestic market will open up. But they first must address privacy concerns exacerbated by the NSA spying scandal.
  • How Drones Fundamentally Alter The Nature Of Conflict
    The use of drones in the war on terror has been getting a lot of attention. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to author Mark Bowden about his article on the U.S. government's use of drones in this week's The Atlantic magazine. Bowden is the author of Black Hawk Down.
  • Pent-Up Demand Is Boosting Home Sales, But Can It Last?
    Millions of Americans have been living with relatives or renting, trying to ride out the Great Recession and the slow recovery. Those people may be now itching to buy homes before interest rates go up further. But some experts point to negative factors that could hold back a housing boom.
  • Auto Industry's Pent-Up Demand Expected To Ease Slowly
    The average car on the road these days is more than 11 years old — a historic high. Some analysts say that means there soon will be a surge in car buying. Others are skeptical.
  • Rep. McCarthy Pressured To Back Senate Immigration Bill
    The fierce debate over immigration played out in earnest in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday. Immigration overhaul supporters are pressuring Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy to join them. While the House majority whip agrees the immigration system needs to change, he is unwilling to support the bill that passed the Senate.
  • Egypt Is Under A State Of Emergency
    It was perhaps the bloodiest day in Egypt since the uprising in 2011. Security forces on Wednesday launched a major operation to clear supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi from two sit-in camps in Cairo but the violence quickly spread to other parts of the city.
  • Violent Crackdown Spread Beyond Cairo
    The deadly confrontations in Egypt on Wednesday were not limited to Cairo. To find out what happened in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, David Greene talks to Mohammed Abushaqra, a civil society advocate.
  • 2 Ex-Traders Accused Of Covering Up JPMorgan Losses
    Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged two former traders in JPMorgan Chase's London office with securities fraud. The two men were part of the so-called "London Whale" case, which ended up costing the company more than $6 billion. U.S. officials say the men lied about the value of some derivatives trades to cover up mounting losses.
  • Attorney Dispenses Legal Advice As Well As Shaving Cream
    A Connecticut attorney has opened a shop that combines his passion for the law with his barber skills. Donald Howard says he first got the hybrid-business idea working as a paralegal for a personal injury attorney who doubled as a sports agent. And, a California attorney opened Legal Grind, a coffee house and law office.
  • Team Walks Florida's Beaches With Google Eye
    Google Street View cars have been photographing roads and highways for years, but how about this: Google Beach View. Florida is paying a pair of intrepid trekkers to walk all 825 miles of the state's beachfront carrying the Google Eye camera in a 40 pound backpack — blue orb sticking out the top.

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