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Thu July 14, 2011

No Group Claims Responsibility For Mumbai Attack

India's financial capital was struck Wednesday by a series of blasts that killed at least 17 people. It marked the second time in three years that Mumbai suffered a major terrorist attack. Steve Inskeep talks with Mark Magnier, a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in New Delhi, about the attack.


Thu July 14, 2011

Prosecution: Roger Clemens Lied About Steroid Use

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner faces charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress — which carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. The prosecution says it has physical evidence against the baseball pitching star, but Clemens' attorney contends the evidence is fake.


Thu July 14, 2011

Last 'Potter' Movie Is One Of The Best

Harry Potter has headlined seven films over 10 years, and brought in $1 billion in domestic box office sales. The eighth film opens at midnight, and it already has sold more than $32 million dollars in tickets.


Thu July 14, 2011

Reuters Columnist Admits Error In News. Corp. Story

Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says he made a mistake. The Pulitzer Prize-winning economics reporter wrote about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The company faces a scandal in Britain but Johnston focused on something else. He wrote News Corp. paid no taxes for years, instead collecting billions of dollars in refunds. Johnston tells Steve Inskeep his story was wrong.


Thu July 14, 2011
Middle East

Britain Watches As Others Call For Change In Syria

The Obama administration stopped short of calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign after Assad loyalists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. The public posture on Syria is changing as Assad's regime continues its brutal crackdown on protesters. Britain's Foreign Officer Minister Alistair Burt talks to Steve Inskeep about the situation in Syria.