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8:26am

Thu June 2, 2011
The Two-Way

In Tripoli: A 'Sense Of Abandonment'

After arriving in Tripoli this week, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says she's been struck by the "sense of abandoment" in the Libyan capital.

Weeks of NATO air strikes and other allied actions aimed at stopping Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime from attacking rebels have taken a visible toll, Soraya told Morning Edition host Renee Montagne earlier today.

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7:58am

Thu June 2, 2011
The Two-Way

After Sharp Drop Wednesday, Futures Hint At Better Day On Wall Street

Good morning.

There's a new study, as we just reported, that concludes the "global war on drugs has failed." It comes from the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission's members include former Secretary of State George Shultz, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and others who have held top policy posts around the world.

Other stories making headlines this hour include:

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7:26am

Thu June 2, 2011
The Two-Way

'Global War On Drugs Has Failed,' Former World Leaders Say

Mexican police at the scene of a drug-related shootout in Juarez on March 21, 2010.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

"The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," a high-powered commission whose members include former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan warns today.

The report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy goes on to recommend:

-- An end to "the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others."

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7:18am

Thu June 2, 2011
Asia

Tap Shoes May Not Shuffle Off To North Korea

A new report from the United Nations reveals some unexpected items seized as they were headed to North Korea — like dozens of tap-dancing shoes. The U.N. has banned North Korea from importing luxury goods, and apparently that includes tap shoes.

7:13am

Thu June 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Talk Of Warrant Spurs Motel Guests To Call Police

A man checked into a Maryland hotel and proceeded to have a loud phone conversation about the warrant for his arrest. Other motel guests could hear him through the walls and they called police.

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