8:08am

Thu June 16, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Damascus Still Has Gay Girls

Daniel Nassar is the pseudonym of a Syrian man based in Damascus.

In a city like Damascus, with its beautiful culture, amazing people, lovely food, and unmatchable history, one feels like they could be anything — anything but gay, that is.

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7:45am

Thu June 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Win Or Lose, Some Fans Choose To Riot

A man with a Candanian flag walked in front of a burning vehicle Wednesday night (June 15, 2011) in Vancouver, Canada.
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In recent years, fans in Montreal have burned cars and smashed windows after their beloved Canadiens won key playoff games. It happened in 2008 and again in 2010.

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7:38am

Thu June 16, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: Keeping The Right To Die Alive

Ann Neumann, a hospice volunteer, writes about religion and end of life..

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7:15am

Thu June 16, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Worst Defense Is The 'Best' Defense

Bradford Plumer is an associate editor at The New Republic.

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7:07am

Thu June 16, 2011
Around the Nation

Baby Delivered In Convenience Store Parking Lot

Lisa Cravener and her husband were on their way to a hospital in Colorado, but the baby wouldn't wait. They pulled over in a 7-Eleven parking lot and minutes later a baby boy arrived. People are calling him Big Gulp.

7:00am

Thu June 16, 2011
Around the Nation

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Gets Gaga's Meat Dress

Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress goes on display at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday. It's part of a Women Who Rock exhibit. The dress is made from layers of Argentine beef. It's been preserved in a meat locker, treated with chemicals and dried out by taxidermists.

6:54am

Thu June 16, 2011
Asia

'Wandering Falcon' Describes Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Jamil Ahmad spent decades as a civil servant in the northwest tribal regions of Pakistan. He started writing stories about the people and tribes he met. Some 40 years later, those stories are published in the book The Wandering Falcon. Steve Inskeep sat down with Ahmad recently in Pakistan.

6:41am

Thu June 16, 2011
Middle East

Syria's Assad Family Instills Legacy Of Fear

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered the military to crack down on a rebellious town in the north. In 1982, President Hafez al-Assad, Bashar's father, ordered a military operation that killed at least 30,000 people. Joshua Landis, who writes the blog "Syria Comment," talks to Renee Montagne about the Assad family's legacy.

5:29am

Thu June 16, 2011
Business Report

Colorado Moves Ahead on Health Insurance Exchange

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill earlier this month that sets the stage for the creation of Colorado’s own health insurance exchange.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about the importance to residents and businesses.

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4:00am

Thu June 16, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

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