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6:31am

Fri May 27, 2011
Asia

North Korea To Release Jailed American

North Korea announced that it is releasing an American who was arrested last November. Eddie Jun. a Korean-American from California and an evangelist, reportedly was accused of spreading Christianity. North Korea's Central News Agency said Jun was being released on "humanitarian grounds."

4:01am

Fri May 27, 2011
National Security

Patriot Act Extension Came Down To The Wire

Congress scrambled to renew three controversial provisions of the anti-terror Patriot Act that otherwise would have expired at midnight Thursday.

Minutes before that deadline, President Obama was awakened in France; there he ordered an automated signing into law of the four-year extension that lawmakers approved.

Things came right down to the deadline thanks largely to the stubborn resistance of one man: freshman Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

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4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
NPR Story

Big Weekend For Storied Motor Sport Races

This Memorial Day weekend some of the most important and prestigious car races will be run: the Indy 500, the Coca-Cola 600 and Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix. Mary Louise Kelly, talks to Tripp Mickle, of the "Sports Business Journal," about the races.

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
NPR Story

Obama To Push For Aid To Egypt, Tunisia

Leaders of Egypt and Tunisia — two emerging democracies — will join President Obama and the other seven world leaders meeting at the G8 summit in France Friday. They'll take part in a discussion on how the world's leading economies can help promote democratic transformation across the Middle East and North Africa.

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
Europe

After 16 Years, Mladic Is In Serb Prison

Former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic faces war crimes charges at the Hague. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Adam Smith, author of "After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice," about Thursday's arrest of Mladic, who has been on the run for more than 15 years.

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