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4:00am

Wed May 4, 2011
Around the Nation

Army Cops. Floods Missouri Farmland

The Army Corps of Engineers has blown up a levee along the Mississippi River in Missouri to help ease flooding in Illinois. Floodwaters are pouring onto thousands of acres of Missouri farmland. Preliminary readings indicate the action by the Corps saved the tiny town of Cairo, Illinois. Jacob McCleland of member station KRCU reports.

4:00am

Wed May 4, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Hang On To Strategic Border Crossing

A strategic border crossing from western Libya and Tunisia came under fire twice over the weekend, falling briefly back into the hands of troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. The crossing is a lifeline for Libyan rebels and citizens.

4:00am

Wed May 4, 2011
National Security

White House Mulls Releasing Photo Of Bin Laden's Body

CIA Director Leon Panetta says the Obama administration should release graphic images of Osama bin Laden's corpse. The White House says no decision has been made yet. The White House also revised details about what happened during that 40 minute firefight at bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

4:00am

Wed May 4, 2011
Middle East

Syria Hopes Arrests Will Still Stop Protester

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about recent arrests of protesters in Syria. (03:45)

4:00am

Wed May 4, 2011
Business

Sony Customers Furious Over PlayStation Hacking

Sony has shut down a second video game network after another security breach. The successful cyber attacks have exposed customer information and pose a big risk to the company's reputation.

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