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World
3:00 pm
Sat July 23, 2011

The Week In News: Norway, The Debt Ceiling And Murdoch

As the world reacts to the horrifying news from Norway, host Guy Raz checks in with James Fallows of The Atlantic about this and the week's other big stories, including President Obama's challenge to House Republican leaders on the nation's debt ceiling.

Politics
2:25 pm
Sat July 23, 2011

Read His Lips: No New Taxes

In this Feb. 19, 2010 file photo, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist jokes around as he is introduced prior to addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.
Cliff Owen ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Obama and Speaker Boehner may be the center of attention in Washington right now, but just behind the scenes — and controlling a significant part of the discussion — is anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist.

In 1986, Norquist's group Americans for Tax Reform came up with a simple document with two simple messages:

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Music News
12:55 pm
Sat July 23, 2011

Troubled Soul Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead

British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London apartment. The soul singer struggled with drink and drug addiction.
Shaun Curry AFP/Getty Images

Singer Amy Winehouse, who mixed pieces of soul, jazz, and gospel into pop ballads, was found dead in her apartment Saturday. Police are so far listing the cause of death as "unexplained." Her career as a musician was often overshadowed by her life off-stage, Winehouse struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout her life.

Winehouse wasn't one to apologize for her substance abuse. In fact, it's a big part of what made the singer so famous, or infamous. Winehouse released her first album, Frank, in 2003, but three years later she shot to super stardom, with her song, "Rehab."

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Politics
8:00 am
Sat July 23, 2011

Obama Calls Urgent Meeting On Debt Ceiling

President Obama has summoned Congressional leaders to the White House, after private deficit reduction talks with House Republican leaders broke down Friday night.

Europe
8:00 am
Sat July 23, 2011

Norway Attacks Called Worst Since World War II

More than 90 people are confirmed dead following Friday's attacks in Norway. The capital city of Oslo was hit by a bomb and then a gunman opened fire at a youth camp. Host Scott Simon speaks with Halvard Sandberg, a reporter for the Norwegian broadcasting corporation, NRK, who is following the story from the site of the camp.

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