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Sun July 24, 2011
Movie Interviews

A New Movie, Starring You

Hiroaki Aikawa and his son, Taiji, mourn the death of Hiroaki's wife, in Kevin Macdonald's Life in a Day, produced by Scott Free UK.
Scott Free UK

Director Kevin MacDonald embarked on a new project last year to capture a snapshot of everyday life all around the world.

YouTube users from over 192 countries uploaded more than 4,500 hours of video to his channel, all of it shot on a single day: July 24, 2010.

MacDonald and his team, which included directors Ridley and Tony Scott, took that footage and made it into a 90-minute documentary called, aptly, Life in A Day.

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Sun July 24, 2011

Iran: Scientist May Have Been Mistakenly Killed

Iran says the killing of a young scientist Saturday was a "U.S.-Zionist terrorist act."

Darioush Rezai-Nejad, 35, was gunned down in Tehran on Saturday by assailants who also wounded his wife, according to state-run Iranian media.

A number of Iranian nuclear scientists have been attacked in recent years, but officials said in this case there may have been a mistake. Official media said Rezai-Nejad, a promising graduate student, may have been killed because his name is similar to another scientist, who does work on Iran's nuclear program.

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Sun July 24, 2011
NPR Story

Civil War Re-Enactment In Extreme Heat

Civil War re-enactors in Virginia are re-staging the battle Manassas in flannel uniforms and 100 degree heat.


Sun July 24, 2011
Around the Nation

Same-Sex Couples Exchange Vows in New York

New York is now the sixth state, along with the District of Columbia, allowing same-sex marriages.

Across the Empire State, couples exchanged vows shortly after midnight. At Niagara Falls, gay marriage activists Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were wed in front of the rainbow-lit falls just a second or two after the clock struck 12.

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Sun July 24, 2011
School's Out: America's Dropout Crisis

Series Overview: The Cost Of Dropping Out

Of all the problems this country faces in education, one of the most complicated, heart-wrenching and urgent is the dropout crisis. Nearly 1 million teenagers stop going to school every year.

The impact of that decision is lifelong. And the statistics are stark:

  • The unemployment rate for people without a high school diploma is nearly twice that of the general population.

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