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Wed July 13, 2011

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Wed July 13, 2011
World Cafe

Diego Garcia On World Cafe

Diego Garcia performs live on today's World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artist

Diego Garcia first rose to prominence in the New York indie rock scene as frontman of the moody post-punk group Elefant. When Elefant split in 2010, Garcia pursued a solo career, culminating in the release of his debut album, Laura, earlier this year.

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2:11pm

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

New Poll Finds U.S. Viewed Less Favorably In Arab World

When President Obama came into office in 2008, positive opinion about the United States in the Arab world was on the rise. In some places favorable attitudes more than doubled, after Obama took power. But a new poll conducted by Zogby International for the Arab American Institute Foundation finds that favorable ratings have plummeted in the two years following Obama's landmark speech to the Arab world in Cairo.

Here's how the Arab American Institute Foundation wraps up its findings:

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1:56pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Business

Boycotting Murdoch Could Be Harder Than You Think

Demonstrators, one wearing a mask depicting Rupert Murdoch, center, holds puppets depicting British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and British Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt (left) as they protest outside the Department of Culture Media and Sport in central London on Thursday to show their opposition to the proposed sale of BSkyB to Murdoch's News International.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

When troubled media mogul Rupert Murdoch shuttered his News of the World tabloid in the wake of the U.K. phone hacking scandal, he might have hoped it would help end the crisis quickly.

But the move only stirred anger in the online world. Facebook users organized a handful of groups aimed at exacting revenge by boycotting Murdoch and his British newspaper publishing company, News International, a subsidiary of Murdoch's behemoth News Corporation. One page, called "Boycott News International, " issued a clarion call:

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1:10pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Chain Restaurants To Add More Healthful Kids' Meals

In a nod to the growing demand for nutritious options for families eating out, restaurants across the country will make it easier for parents to swap fries for apple slices in their kids' meals.

The National Restaurant Association said it's encouraging restaurants to offer choices that emphasize nutrition over empty calories in meals for children through a new program called Kids Live Well.

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