In a landmark ruling, Pakistan's Supreme Court said the country's prime minister will stand trial on charges of contempt of court.
As NPR's Julie McCarthy reported for us last month, the charges against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stem from his refusal to re-open a graft case against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.
Gilani entered a not guilty plea.
President Obama unveiled a spending plan aimed at trimming $4 trillion from the deficit over the next decade, while boosting spending to programs to stimulate the still-ailing U.S. economy.
"At a time when our economy is growing and creating jobs at a faster pace, our job is to keep things on track," Obama told an audience at a Northern Virginia community college.
"I am proposing some difficult cuts that frankly, I wouldn't be proposing if I didn't have to," he said.
But he said, the nation could not simply cut its way to growth.
Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 11:29 pm
This interview was originally broadcast on June 14, 2007. You can listen to the complete interview with Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie here.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, aka the folk-parody band Flight of the Conchords, hail from New Zealand. They were named best alternative-comedy act at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
Originally published on Sun February 19, 2012 8:44 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in pointing the finger at Iran for the explosion of a diplomat's vehicle in India and an alleged attempted car bombing in Georgia.
Mitt Romney, the choice of many in his party who see him as their party's most electable White House possibility, may have scored some small morale-boosting victories by winning the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll and the Maine caucuses over the weekend.
Our early headlines:
— Greeks Clash With Police Over Latest Austerity Measures.
— Officials Say Houston's Cause Of Death Will Take Time and Adele Sweeps The Grammy Awards.
It could be weeks before anyone knows exactly how singer Whitney Houston died, but that didn't stop fellow superstars at last night's Grammys from remembering her life and accomplishments.
LL Cool J, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Wonder were among the performers who honored Houston, 48, whose body was found Saturday in a bathtub in her Beverly Hills hotel room.
Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Houston with the late singer's signature "I Will Always Love You".
Spin Magazine wrote:
Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.
As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing.
Several companies have said in recent weeks they plan to cut back production, but experts say the low prices are also opening up new markets.
Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, says there will be fewer natural gas wells drilled in 2012.
Yet Klaber says that even as drillers are pressured by low prices, the cost creates opportunities for more people and industries to use the product.
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