6:54am

Mon May 9, 2011
Strange News

House Cats Purrs Her Way Into Record Books

Smokey is being honored by the Guinness record people. She's the world's loudest house cat. The 12-year-old feline's purr reached more than 67 decibels.

6:47am

Mon May 9, 2011
Middle East

Syria Reportedly Detains Hundreds In Fresh Raids

A rights activist said Syrian security forces are conducting house-to-house raids across the country, detaining hundreds of people as part of a widening crackdown on anti-government protests.

Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the arrests are zeroing in on the demonstrations' organizers and participants.

Monday's raids were focused on the central city of Homs, the coastal city of Banias, some suburbs of the capital Damascus and villages around the southern flashpoint city of Daraa, he said.

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4:36am

Mon May 9, 2011
Middle East

Sectarian Clashes Hurt Egypt's Transition

Relations between Egypt's Muslims and Christians have degenerated to a new low. Riots left 12 people dead and a church burned.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Economy

Deficit Solution: Get Americans Back To Work

Steve Inskeep speaks with Professor Joseph Stiglitz about the budget deficit and its effect on a recovering economy.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Analysis

This Week In Politics

President Obama is still riding high after last week's military operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The question now: Can the president convert that success into increased clout as he addresses the economy and immigration — while his team works with Congress on the budget?

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
National Security

Videos Show How Bin Laden Lived

Originally published on Mon May 9, 2011 4:51 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

U.S. intelligence analysts are just beginning to analyze the trove of computer files taken from Osama bin Laden's compound. The government did release five videos over the weekend that showed bin Laden doing routine things at his home. One of them shows him wrapped in a blanket watching news coverage of himself. For more on the material that was confiscated from the compound, we contacted Steve Coll. He's author of "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century."

Good morning.

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4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Africa

Misrata Profile

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro profiles a council member in rebel-held Misrata, Libya. The man's father was killed recently in shelling. And, rockets keep his daughter up at night. But he says trying to establish a new government is his most important work.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
NPR Story

Dallas Knocks Lakers Out Of NBA Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers have won the last two NBA championships. They won't add to that this year. The Lakers were swept by the Dallas Mavericks 122-86. Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the game.

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