5:38pm

Sun July 10, 2011
Middle East

U.S. Envoy Urges Yemen's President To Step Aside

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh must "expeditiously" sign a deal that would have him transfer power to his vice president and step down, the White House counterterrorism chief told Saleh in a meeting at a hospital where the Yemeni leader is being treated for serious injuries.

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5:36pm

Sun July 10, 2011
Economy

As Income Gap Balloons, Is It Holding Back Growth?

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Members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors tend to speak cautiously: Their words can move markets. Yet last month, Fed governor Sarah Bloom Raskin was remarkably candid about the growing gap between America's rich and poor.

"This inequality is destabilizing and undermines the ability of the economy to grow sustainably and efficiently," she said. Income inequality, she continued, "is "anathema to the social progress that is part and parcel of such growth."

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5:08pm

Sun July 10, 2011
Sports

U.S. Women Head To World Cup Semifinals

There was high drama Sunday in the women's World Cup soccer tournament: The U.S. team got a last-second, come-from-behind victory over Brazil. NPR's Tom Goldman fills in host Guy Raz on how the Americans pulled it off in Dresden, Germany.

5:08pm

Sun July 10, 2011
World

Pakistan Withholds $800 Million In Aid To Pakistan

The U.S. is withholding $800 million in military assistance to Pakistan. NPR's Jackie Northam and host Guy Raz discuss the latest example of the strain between the two allies in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing.

3:11pm

Sun July 10, 2011
Sports

Americans Beat Brazil In Dramatic World Cup Game

An hour after the game, Abby Wambach was still at a loss for words.

Amazing. Riveting. Dramatic.

Take your pick, any one of them will do.

The Americans are into the semifinals after one of the most thrilling games in the history of the World Cup — men's or women's — beating Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. Wambach tied it with a magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute, and goalkeeper Hope Solo denied the Brazilians again.

"I'm at a loss, and I literally cannot believe what just happened," Wambach said. "But we've got two games left."

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3:00pm

Sun July 10, 2011
Politics

Obama, Lawmakers Have Another Go At Debt Talks

President Obama is meeting with Capitol Hill leaders again Sunday to talk about the deal they are trying to strike on the debt ceiling and deficit reduction. The weekend talks are the latest symbol of seriousness in the long-running struggle that is nearing a deadline of potential default on federal debt. NPR's Ari Shapiro gives host Guy Raz the latest.

3:00pm

Sun July 10, 2011
Media

'News Of The World' Shuts Down After Scandal

Originally published on Sun July 10, 2011 6:26 pm

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GUY RAZ, host: After 168 years of being read aloud at British breakfast tables, the News of the World published its final edition today. Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch shut down the tabloid to try and contain a growing phone tapping scandal. The paper's accused of illegally hacking into the cell phones of thousands of sports stars and newsmakers, including a young murder victim.

Vicki Barker reports from London on the paper's final day.

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2:20pm

Sun July 10, 2011
World

U.S. To Suspend $800 Million In Aid To Pakistan

President Obama has ordered the suspension of $800 million in aid to the Pakistani military, his chief of staff said Sunday, as part of what experts say is a tougher line with a critical U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism.

Top aide William Daley described the U.S. relationship with Pakistan as "difficult" and said it must be made "to work over time." But he added that until "we get through that difficulty, we'll hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers are committed to give" Pakistan.

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8:00am

Sun July 10, 2011
Africa

Somalia Parched By Drought And Politics

A drought has led to widespread hunger in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and especially Somalia. The UN has said 10 million people face severe food shortages in the region. But politics have kept food aid from reaching the hungry. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks about the challenge with Mercy Corps Co-Director of Policy and Advocacy Jeremy Konyndyk.

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