Tens of thousands of Libyans celebrate what the rebels claim to be the first uprising in Tripoli against the Gadhafi's regime on Sunday at freedom square in Benghazi, Libya.
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Heavy two-way gunfire and mortar rounds have been heard in Tripoli, as rebels inch closer to the Libyan capital from the western mountains.
In the west, rebels control the road leading to the border with Tunisia. To the east, they control Misrata and Zlitan. Since taking the city of Gheryan, rebel forces have cut off the road from the south.
"Tripoli is essentially being strangled," says NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.
On-Air Challenge: Every word is a compound word, or a familiar two-word phrase or name, with the consecutive letters L — E — S — T. Specifically, the first word ends in L-E and second part starts with S-T. For example, "activity in a seminary." The answer would be "BibLE STudy."
Viral Acharya is an economics professor at New York University.
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A house, like this one in Miami, represents a part of the American dream. But should the government help people attain it?
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Henry Cisneros is executive chairman of CityView and former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton.
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Say you own a house in Gainesville, Fla., or St. Paul, Minn. It cost you $172,000 — that's the median sales price of a single family home in the United States. You put 20 percent down when you bought the house, and you're able to make your monthly payments — but just barely. This property is your little slice of the American dream.
Now what if someone tells you the plan is to raise your interest rate, cut your house value and eliminate the tax deduction you get for mortgage interest?