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1:00pm

Sun July 24, 2011
Economy

Lawmakers Craft Alternate Debt Plans

The debt ceiling clock is ticking, and Democrats and Republicans are still struggling to come up with a solution in Washington, D.C. If no deal is struck, the creditworthiness of the United States could be at stake. NPR's Scott Horsely talks with host Guy Raz from the White House.

1:00pm

Sun July 24, 2011
Economy

Debt Ceiling Looms Over Congress

Congress is scrambling for a deal Sunday for raising the debt ceiling. Economists warn that if no deal is struck, the U.S. economy could be hit hard. NPR's Andrea Seabrook talks with host Guy Raz from the Capitol.

1:00pm

Sun July 24, 2011
World

Investigation Of Norway Attacks Continues

A nation mourns as the investigation continues in to the dual terror attacks that killed at least 93 Norwegians. Teri Shultz has the latest from Oslo.

1:00pm

Sun July 24, 2011
Arts & Life

Hot Sun Brings Summer Sounds

From the Midwest to the Northeast, a brutal heat wave has pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many areas this weekend. On Friday, more than 130 million people were living under a heat advisory. But while most people were moaning about the oppressive, humid heat, some were finding fun ways to stay cool.

12:02pm

Sun July 24, 2011
Europe

'Pure Politics' in D.C.; A True Crisis In Europe

From left, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso participate in a news conference after eurozone leaders agreed on a second bailout package for Greece.
Virginia Mayo Associated Press

While the U.S. seems to be walking into a sovereign debt crisis, European countries are trying desperately to avoid one.

"What we have is a bunch of really idiotic kabuki theater going on in Washington and a bunch of politicians playing around with a ridiculous debt ceiling which shouldn't exist in the first place," Reuters blogger Felix Salmon tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered. "And that's pure politics. What we're seeing in Europe is real, undeniable economics."

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