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  • 10:47am May 29, 2013
    World News World News

    U.S. Drone Strike Hits Taliban Stronghold In Pakistan

    There was a U.S. drone strike Wednesday in a Taliban stronghold of northern Pakistan, killing at least four people. It was the first strike since President Obama's speech last Thursday announcing that the use of drones would be scaled back to limit civilian casualties. It's also the first strike since Pakistan held elections earlier this month.
  • 10:47am May 29, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Redistricting Issue Heats Up In Texas

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry called state lawmakers into a special session to deal with district maps used in the 2012 elections. A federal court had ordered new maps to better represent the growing Hispanic population.
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    10:47am May 29, 2013
    World News World News

    Syria's Civil War: The View From A Damascus Shrine

    Syria's war has polarized the country. But as in many conflicts, a large portion of the population just wants to keep their heads down and stay out of harm's way. A visit to the Sayida Zeinab shrine offers a look into the complicated nature of the war.
  • A bill proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight (from left, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.) has passed o
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    10:47am May 29, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House

    The immigration overhaul proposed by a bipartisan group of senators has been passed out of committee and will soon be brought before the Democratic-led Senate. Less clear, though, is where the issue is headed in the GOP-controlled House, where another bipartisan group is at work on its own bill.
  • Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has proposed cutting three seats from a key D.C. appeals court.
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    10:47am May 29, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Senators Tussle Over Proposal To 'Unpack' Key D.C. Court

    GOP Sen. Charles Grassley has floated legislation that would cut three seats from the important D.C. Circuit appeals court — just as President Obama prepares to announce his nominees for those jobs. The court is now evenly balanced with four appointees each from Republican and Democratic presidents.
  • 10:47am May 29, 2013
    World News World News

    China's Shuanghui Buys Pork Giant Smithfield For $4.7 Billion

    A Chinese meat producer plans to buy the U.S. meat company Smithfield, the world's largest pork producer, for $4.7 billion. The Shuanghui company is enticing Smithfield's shareholders by offering $34 a share, about 30 percent more than Smithfield's current stock price.
  • 10:47am May 29, 2013

    Swedish High School Flubs Graduation Requirement

    School officials broke the news to seniors that they forgot to offer a religion course that's required for students to graduate. The school admits fault. The principal said to graduate on time, seniors had just a few days to complete all the requirements for the yearlong course.
  • 10:47am May 29, 2013
    World News World News

    Nepalese Climber Gives Up For Now On Regaining Everest Title

    Five years ago when he was 76, a Nepalese climber became the oldest person to scale Mount Everest. Last week, an 80-year-old Japanese climber took the crown. The Nepalese climber has had to give up on his attempt to reclaim the title because of bad weather.
  • 10:52am May 28, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Why Healthful Vending Machines Might Hurt The Blind

    Blind entrepreneurs who own vending machines are worried that legislative mandates to replace junk food with more healthful items will impact their business. In Oregon, the vendors are collaborating with health officials to find a happy medium.
  • The Ummayyid Mosque in Damascus has been a mosque for around 1,400 years. It sits in the center of a city where many people are struggling to live normal lives amid war.
    Steve Inskeep / NPR
    9:41am May 28, 2013
    World News World News

    In Damascus, A View Of Syria's War Turned Inside Out

    There's fear and frustration in the capital, but even people who acknowledge President Bashar Assad's flaws often grimly hope for the rebels to go away: They believe the government's description of the rebels as terrorists and foreigners out to destroy the country.