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5:20am

Fri July 15, 2011
Middle East

A Facade Of Normal Life In Syria's Capital

Syrians walk outside the Omayyad Mosque in the old city Damascus in April. Residents are adapting to life amid the s ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime.
Anwar Armo AFP/Getty Images

Things are slowly returning to a normal life in Damascus. But the foreign tourists are missing as the uprising against President Bashar Assad drags.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
NPR Story

Outspoken Panetta Returns From Iraq, Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is just back from a trip Afghanistan and Iraq. They're his first visit to the war zones since taking over the top job at the Pentagon. Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how Panetta is making the transition from the very secretive role he played as director of the CIA to the very public job he has now.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
NPR Story

FBI To Launch News Corp. Probe

The FBI said it will launch a preliminary probe based on concerns that News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of September 11th terrorist attack victims. News Corp. is owned by Rupert Murdock, who is embroiled in a phone-hacking scandal in Britain.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Deal In Place To End Minnesota Shutdown

The state government in Minnesota may be back in business soon. The state's Democratic governor and GOP leadership have agreed on a proposal that would raise $1.4 billion in new revenue. The government has been shut down for two weeks.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Law

Prosecutors Strike Out, Clemens Walks For Now

Judge Reggie Walton has declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens case. Walton ruled that prosecutors had indelibly tainted Clemens' ability to get a fair trial by exposing the jury to inadmissible evidence. Clemens was on trial on charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.

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