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11:09 am
Fri August 5, 2011

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Candidate Faces Eviction

Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party speaks during the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University in Oct. 2010.
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The man who ran for New York governor with the simple message of "the rent is too damn high," is facing eviction from his rent-controlled apartment, because, he says, his "rent is too damn low."

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NPR Story
10:41 am
Fri August 5, 2011

How European Money Woes Could Stall U.S. Economy

Originally published on Fri August 5, 2011 5:06 pm

The nations belonging to the euro currency zone have been struggling with a debt crisis for more than a year. The wealthier nations — notably, Germany — have helped bail out the troubled nations, including Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

Yet these smaller countries have not solved their financial problems, and there is now a growing fear that the debt problems are spreading to the much larger economies of Spain and Italy.

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The Two-Way
10:31 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Polar Bear Kills British Tourist In Norway's Arctic

An injured person is carried from a helicopter in Longyearbyen after a polar bear killed one person and left four other members of a British group seriously injured.
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An adventure trip to the arctic ended in tragedy for a group of British students, when a starving polar bear attacked the expedition, killing one person and injuring four. The group then shot the bear dead.

The Guardian reports:

The party of around 80 were on a five-week expedition in the Arctic run by the [British Schools Exploring Society], a youth development charity.

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The Two-Way
10:14 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Senate Approves FAA Bill, Ending Agency Shutdown

The Senate this morning approved a bill that ends the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, reports the AP.

As NPR's Brian Naylor reported this morning, the bill is yet another short-term extension of funding that puts off dealing with the issues that prevented an agreement on a longer term deal.

Brian adds:

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Opinion
9:40 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Weekly Standard: A Pastime Passed It's Prime

Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees passes on a few batting tips to his five-and-a-half-year old son, Joseph III, prior to the Yankees — Washington Senators game at Yankee Stadium, New York, April 27, 1947.
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Joseph Epstein, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, is the author of the forthcoming Gossip, The Untrivial Pursuit.

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