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Tue July 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Truck Crash Releases 14 Million Angry Bees, And Honey, On Highway

The weekend did not end well for fire and police personnel near Island Park, Idaho, where 14 million bees went berserk after a semi wrecked on a highway Sunday afternoon. The truck was carrying more than 400 hives; crews didn't finished cleaning what was called a river of honey off the road until late Monday.

The bees swarmed in black clouds that kept the truck driver and rescue personnel in their vehicles until they could put on protective gear. In the end, it seems that many of the bees were killed after being sprayed by firefighting foam.

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Tue July 12, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Libyan Rebels, Regime Put Attention On Gharyan

Reporters outnumber women who are showing their weapons expertise at a small pro-Gadhafi demonstration in the mountain city of Gharyan, a key target for rebels who are trying to advance toward Tripoli.
Corey Flintoff NPR

In Libya, rebels are eying the western mountain city of Gharyan as the next step in their advance toward the capital, Tripoli.

The Libyan government insists that the city is firmly on the side of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but NPR reporters who were recently taken there say the real extent of government support is unclear.

Regime Stages Pro-Gadhafi Display

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Tue July 12, 2011

TV Continues To Cash In On Pawn Show Popularity

Pawn Shop sign

What happens when you cross CBS's The Price is Right with PBS's Antiques Roadshow?

You get NBC's It's Worth What?, a game show in which contestants are asked to guess the value of objects found anywhere from your neighbor's attic to international museums.

It's Worth What? is the latest in more than a dozen shows that deal with antiques or junk — depending on how you spin it. It also represents the beginning of a cable craze crossing over to broadcast — and the trend isn't over yet.

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Tue July 12, 2011

Gay Victim's Trial Seeks Classmate's Murder Motive

The trial of a teen accused of killing a gay classmate, 15-year old Lawrence King, is underway in southern California and bringing national attention to the problem of gay bullying.

Prosecutors say the defendant murdered his classmate out of his hatred of homosexuals, but defense attorneys say their client snapped after being repeatedly harassed by the openly gay teen.

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Tue July 12, 2011
World Cafe

Sarah Jarosz On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue July 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Bluegrass-inspired singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performs on today's World Cafe.
Scott Simontacchi Courtesy of the artist

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz made a name for herself as a bluegrass prodigy, releasing her debut album in 2009 at the age of 18.

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