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Fri May 13, 2011
NPR Story

Explosions Target Pakitani Paramilitary Training Center

In northwestern Pakistan today, twin explosions struck a paramilitary training center. The Pakistani Taliban claimed it carried out the attack to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.

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Fri May 13, 2011
NPR Story

Rolling Fork Mayor Ready For 'Confrontation With Ol' Man River'

Thousands of acres of the Mississippi Delta are being inundated by floodwaters. Backwater levees along the Yazoo River, which feeds into the Mississippi, are not high enough to withstand this record flood. NPR's Debbie Elliott visits one town in the danger zone — Rolling Fork, home of legendary Mississippi bluesman Muddy Waters.

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Fri May 13, 2011
NPR Story

Flood Forces Towboats Into 'Unchartered Water'

Originally published on Fri May 13, 2011 4:48 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

In Rosedale, Mississippi, John Janoush is in the middle of the Mississippi Delta, which means he is in the middle of a flood zone. Janoush is vice president of Jantran, which operates towboats. One of those boats can push as many as 30 barges loaded with grain or other goods. Now six of his towboats are stuck on the Arkansas River, a tributary of the Mississippi.

JOHN JANOUSH: We're in unchartered waters, here. Mississippi has gotten so high, it's actually started to flow up the Arkansas River.

INSKEEP: Oh, okay.

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Fri May 13, 2011
Afghanistan

Sen. Lugar Raises Afghan Mission Questions

Steve Inskeep talks to Senator Richard Lugar, the senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about funding for Afghanistan and Pakistan. This week the Committee is debating funding for the Afghan war.

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Fri May 13, 2011
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