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Wed August 24, 2011
It's All Politics

Romney To Skip DeMint's S. Carolina Labor Day Candidates' Forum

Mitt Romney signaled Wednesday that he doesn't see South Carolina as key to the presidential nomination. His campaign said he won't attend Sen. Jim DeMint's South Carolina Labor Day forum for presidential candidates.

A Romney spokesman cited scheduling conflicts. But by not attending the South Carolina event, Romney fuels speculation that his strategy may be to invest significantly less of himself in the Palmetto State than he did in 2008.

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Wed August 24, 2011
NPR Story

Journalist Recalls Being Held In Tripoli Hotel

Robert Siegel speaks with Missy Ryan of Reuters about being held captive in the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, Libya, for the past several days.


Wed August 24, 2011

Russian Cargo Spacecraft Fails To Reach Orbit

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft taking cargo to the International Space Station encountered a malfunction minutes after launch Wednesday and pieces of it crashed back to Earth.

The Progress was loaded with nearly three tons of food, fuel and other supplies as it lifted off right on time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. But Russian flight control teams lost communications with the vehicle about five minutes into the flight.

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Wed August 24, 2011
World Cafe

Eleanor Friedberger On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 10:52 am

Eleanor Friedberger plays live on today's World Cafe.
Michael Rubenstein Courtesy of the artist

For over a decade, Eleanor Friedberger and her brother, Matthew, have dazzled and bewildered audiences in the relentlessly experimental indie rock band The Fiery Furnaces. The siblings released seven albums in seven years before taking a hiatus last year to work on solo material. Eleanor's debut, Last Summer, was released this July.

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Wed August 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Panel: Carrier Commander Who Made Raunchy Videos Can Keep Serving

You remember Owen P. Honors? He was the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise who was relieved of command back in January after producing what even he said were offensive videos.

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