3:33am

Fri May 25, 2012
Europe

To Tap Arctic Oil, Russia Partners With Exxon Mobil

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 10:09 am

A Rosneft flag flies over the Russian oil giant's refinery near the city of Samara. Growth of Russia's oil and gas output has stalled, but Exxon Mobil and other foreign firms have signed deals to help exploit the Arctic.
Nikolay Korchekov Reuters/Landov

Russia is still the world's largest producer of oil and gas, but growth has stalled and to get to new supplies requires going to a very difficult place — the Arctic.

"If you want to be in this business in 2020, 2025, you must think about the Arctic," says Konstantin Simonov, head of the National Energy Security Fund in Moscow.

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3:30am

Fri May 25, 2012
Music News

Eurovision 2012: The Babushkas Make It To The Final

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 10:26 am

Russia's singing group Buranovskiye Babushki hold their national flag as they celebrate making it through to the Eurovision final on May 22 with Moldova's entrant, Pasha Parfeny (left), and his dancers.
Vano Shlamov AFP/Getty Images

3:29am

Fri May 25, 2012
StoryCorps

The Day Taps Echoed Through Belgium's Hills

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 10:09 am

After Harrison Wright was drafted into the U.S. Army as a teenager in 1943, he became a bugler.
Courtesy of Harrison Wright

During World War II, Harrison Wright served with the Army in Europe. And as he recalls during a visit to StoryCorps with his grandson Sean Guess, he was sent on a very special assignment to mark the end of the war.

Wright was drafted in March 1943.

"I was an 18-year-old boy," he says. "I blew the bugle in our outfit," he adds, largely because he had played the trumpet in high school.

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9:18pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Health and Welfare

Study Finds Rural Hospital Care Just as Good

While rural Americans have less access to primary care and have worse health outcomes, the care at rural hospitals is equal to, if not better, than that at urban hospitals, a National Rural Health Association report says. The study also found rural health care is not more expensive than urban care. "However, urban residents rarely out-migrate to rural settings for either routine or advanced treatments or care yet many rural patients are referred to or voluntarily travel to urban providers based on the myth of better care," a summary of the study says.

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7:32pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Law

Suspect Arrested In Etan Patz Kidnapping Case

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 9:37 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish. In New York City, a decades old missing child case may have been solved. In 1979, a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz disappeared as he was walking to school. Thirty-three years later, almost to the day, police say they have a suspect under arrest and his confession. That suspect is Pedro Hernandez, now 51 years old.

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7:05pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Law

The Face That Changed The Search For Missing Kids

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 4:31 pm

Etan Patz on the "lost child" poster issued after his 1979 disappearance.
AFP/Getty Images

Etan Patz's disappearance haunted his family for decades. The arrest Thursday of a man who reportedly confessed to killing the 6-year-old back in 1979 may finally end their uncertainty.

There's no doubt, though, about the impact his abduction had nationally: It changed the way society and the legal system respond to missing children.

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6:55pm

Thu May 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Co-Owner Of Pentagon Propaganda Contractor Admits Attacking Journalists

The Leonie Industries website.
Leonie Industries

The co-owner of a propaganda firm that received about $120 million in Pentagon contracts since 2009 has admitted to running a misinformation campaign against USA Today journalists.

Leonie Industries put out a statement today saying the campaign was run by Camille Chidiac, who owns 49 percent of the company, using "non-Leonie funds to participate in the online activity."

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6:05pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Business and the Economy

More Kentucky Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend

The first three day holiday weekend of the summer is upon us and Triple A says car travel will be the preferred mode of transportation.  In fact, Christopher Oakford at Bluegrass Triple A says more Kentuckians are expected to take a trip over 50 miles compared to last Memorial Day.  Oakford says the auto club took a survey of motorists back in April.

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5:32pm

Thu May 24, 2012
All Tech Considered

Friend Your Students? New York City Schools Say No

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 9:37 pm

New York City's Department of Education issued its first guidelines this spring for how teachers should navigate social media.
Facebook

English teacher Eleanor Terry started a Facebook page last fall for the High School for Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn. She uses it for the school's college office to remind seniors about things like application deadlines. The seniors use it to stay in touch with each other.

"There was a student who got into the University of Chicago," she says, "and the way we found out about it was that they scanned their acceptance letter and then tagged us in it."

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5:31pm

Thu May 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Egyptian Activist: Even The Confusion Is A Success

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 5:35 pm

On tonight's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel talks with three prominent Egyptians. One of them, Dalia Ziada, is an activist and founder of the Justice Party.

Robert asked how the last two days have felt, how it felt to see many of her fellow Egyptians cast their first ballot. She said:

"It feels like celebrating a festival or something everyone is very is very excited about the idea of having a new president but [everyone is] very confused as well.

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