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  • Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies At 56
    Long before the MacBook and the iPad, Steve Jobs dreamed that computers could be used to help unleash human creativity. He spent much of his life bringing that dream to fruition.
  • Chinese Apple Users Mourn Steve Job's Death
    Apple has just opened another store in Shanghai. Between April and the end of June, Apple sold nearly $4 billion worth of products in China. That's a six-fold increase from the year before. One customer said Jobs and his inventions have had a major impact on digital life in China.
  • Gadhafi May Be Hard To Find, But Not His Supporters
    By some estimates, up to 30 to 40 percent of Libya's population is sympathetic to ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Tripoli's Abu Salim neighborhood provides a window into the potential problems the country faces in the wake of its brutal revolution.
  • Arab Bloggers Gather In Tunisia After Arab Spring
    Hundreds of bloggers from across the Arab world are meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, this week to discuss cyber-activism and political change. This is their third annual gathering, and it follows a dramatic year since Arab uprisings began last December. Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran, an NPR social media intern, talks to Renee Montagne about the role bloggers played in inspiring change.
  • Boston Mob Victims' Families Press On In Court Fight
    Relatives of alleged victims of former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger sued the FBI for compensation, arguing that the agency mishandled its relationship with its mob informants. A federal court awarded them millions of dollars, but government lawyers appealed. They're back in court Thursday.
  • Tough Ala. Immigration Law Changes Ways Of Life
    A federal judge has ruled that Alabama's strict immigration laws will go forward even as appeals are made through the judicial system. Hispanic-owned businesses in the state say their customers have vanished. Among other things, the new law requires police to verify the immigrations status of suspects if there's "reasonable suspicion" they are in the country illegally.
  • Egypt, 30 Years After Anwar Sadat's Death
    Lynn Neary talks to Steven Cook, senior follow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the 30th anniversary of the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. They discuss how the past is shaping Egypt's future.
  • Apple's Steve Jobs Remembered As A 'Visionary'
    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago. President Obama said "the world has lost a visionary." Business leaders around the world — including Apple's biggest rivals — are also paying tribute.
  • Senate Democrats Propose Surtax On Millionaires
    Senate Democrats are making a change to President Obama's jobs bill. They want to pay for it by putting a five percent surtax on earnings over $1 million. Congressional Republicans were quick to dismiss the surtax idea.
  • Calif. Agency Considers Climate Change In Its Plans
    Officials in California caution that rising sea levels could inundate the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, including the San Francisco International Airport and several Silicon Valley companies. A state planning agency votes on rules that would limit new construction around the bay on Thursday. That's inspired a fierce battle with the business community.

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