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1:58pm

Mon August 22, 2011
The Two-Way

United States Says No To 2020 Olympic Bid

American fans of the Olympics will have to travel abroad for at least another decade if they want to cheer from the stands at one of the world's biggest sporting events. The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) announced today that there will be no American bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Actually, the news was Tweeted by USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky. "I can confirm the US will not be bidding for 2020 Olympic Games," Sandusky wrote to his Twitter followers.

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1:55pm

Mon August 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Gadhafi's Weapons Of Concern: Shoulder-Fired Missiles

As opposition forces have moved into Tripoli, they've gotten into some of the Iraqi military's weapons depots. But they haven't necessarily secured all the military hardware, leaving some of it vulnerable to those who might try to sell it on the black market.

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1:40pm

Mon August 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Dismiss Charges Against Strauss-Kahn

Prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss some or all the charges against the former head of of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Reuters reports the prosecutors made the decision shortly after meeting with his accuser, who had earlier today asked that a Manhattan district attorney be removed from the case.

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1:00pm

Mon August 22, 2011
NPR Story

Chavez Wants Gold Holdings Transferred To Venezuela

Melissa Block talks with Jack Farchy of the Financial Times about the challenge of shipping huge amounts of gold overseas. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced he wants all the country's holdings in gold physically moved to Venezuela. The logistics are tricky — but even trickier is the issue of insurance.

1:00pm

Mon August 22, 2011
NPR Story

What Happens To Gadhafi's Weapons Caches?

With the situation in Libya becoming increasingly chaotic, Melissa Block speaks with Rand Corporation senior policy analyst Frederic Wehrey about the fate of Moammar Gadhafi's weapons caches.

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