5:52am

Mon July 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Sen. Inhofe Ordered To Take Remedial Pilot Lessons

A man landed his plane in south Texas on a runway that was supposed to be closed. So the FAA ordered him to take remedial pilot lessons. So now, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced a bill to strengthen the position of pilots who contest FAA enforcement of safety rules.

5:42am

Mon July 11, 2011
Media

Lights Out At 'News Of The World'

The last edition of the News of the World hit newsstands in the United Kingdom Sunday. And in that last issue, the paper's staff managed to vent same of their anger at being shut down in the crossword puzzle.

4:39am

Mon July 11, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Isnkeep and Mary Louise Kelly have the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Afghanistan

U.S. General: Afghan Forces Will Have To Step Up

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, the No. 2 U.S. officer in Afghanistan, steps down from his post today. The commander met last month with U.S. troops in Helmand Province.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Sports

U.S. Beats Brazil In Women's World Cup Game

The U.S. women's soccer team beat Brazil in a stunning penalty-kick shoot-out in the quarterfinals of the women's World Cup Sunday.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Asia

U.S. Suspends Millions In Aid To Pakistan

Washington is suspending military aid to Pakistan. The aid deferral is due to Pakistan's expulsion of U.S. military advisers and because of its perceived lack of zeal in pursuing militants. But this is only the latest in a series U.S. reprimands for Pakistan.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Afghanistan

Panetta Visits Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew to Afghanistan and Iraq over the weekend. The unannounced visits were his first to those war-zones in his new role. NPR's Rachel Martin is traveling with the secretary and reports on the challenges he faces, and how his experience with the CIA helps — and perhaps hurts him.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Analysis

Politics Very Much In Play In Debt-Reduction Talks

Mary Louise Kelly talks to NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts about the politics of the debt talks.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Latin America

Brazil's President Desires To End Poverty For Those Left Behind

In recent years, Brazil has flexed its economic muscles and gotten the world's attention. But Brazil has also turned heads by reducing poverty for tens of millions of people. Now the country's new president is on a crusade to eliminate extreme poverty. Much of the government's efforts are centered in the far northeast, which is a traditionally poor area, but also a region with China-like economic growth.

4:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

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