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3:54pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Europe

Youth Protests Sweep Spain As Unemployment Soars

Debt-heavy European countries are again raising anxiety in international financial markets. Greece, Spain, Ireland and Portugal are trying to cut deficits drastically despite their deep recessions.

The austerity measures have fed a growing sense of hopelessness and anger among young people. And in Spain, many young citizens are making their anger heard.

Madrid's central square, Puerta del Sol, is the epicenter of a new and unexpected movement of those who call themselves the indignados — the angry ones.

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3:31pm

Thu May 26, 2011
The Two-Way

First Person On Joplin's List Of The Missing Reports She's OK

"Get me off of there!" 75-year-old Sally Adams told The Associated Press earlier today when a reporter informed her that her name is the first on the list of 232 people who haven't been accounted for since a massive tornado blew through Joplin, Mo., on Sunday.

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3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Education

New Fellowship Pays For College Kids To Drop Out

Michele Norris talks with entrepreneur Peter Thiel about his foundation's latest endeavor: a fellowship that encourages young people with big ideas to drop out of college and pursue their dreams. The "Twenty Under Twenty" fellowship provides $100,000 over a two-year period to each of the recipients. Their projects range from technological advances to new educational ideas. Thiel suggests that higher education is over valued. And he argues that sometimes the university setting is actually an obstacle to innovation. Thiel is a co-founder of Pay Pal and an early investor in Facebook.

3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
World

Mladic To Be Sent To The Hague To Await Trial

The man most-wanted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal, a fugitive on the run for 16 years, Ratko Mladic has been arrested. Serbian president Boris Tadic announced the Serbian Intelligence Agency had found Mladic in the north of the country. There, he's said to have assumed another identity. Now, Mladic will be sent to The Hague in the Netherlands to wait for a trial.

3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Commentary

Letters: Presidential Gifts, Stolen Cars

Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners.

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