6:22am

Thu June 30, 2011
All Politics are Local

McConnell Hammered For Ethanol Subsidies

In a press conference featuring several prominent Senate Democrats, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was urged to end tax breaks for ethanol subsidies as part of the debt ceiling negotiations.

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6:10am

Thu June 30, 2011
Asia

Clashes Rage In Pakistan's Baluchistan Province

While Pakistan battles an Islamist militancy that seeks to overthrow the state, another lesser-known conflict rages on its soil. In the southwest province of Baluchistan, separatist fighters are clashing with security forces and killing anyone they see as the enemy.

6:06am

Thu June 30, 2011
Afghanistan

Banker Flees Afghanistan In Fear For His Life

Over the past couple of years, hundreds of millions of dollars have disappeared from Afghanistan's biggest private bank. Abdul Qadeer Fitrat was in charge of investigating what happened to the money at Kabul Bank. Fitrat tells Renee Montagne he resigned and fled the country because his life was in danger.

4:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
Middle East

Syria Permits Vigil For Slain Civilians, Soldiers

Protesters in the Syrian capital Damascus staged a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to press for democratic changes. It was the first officially-sanctioned protest in the capital, and it comes just days after the regime allowed opposition activists to meet at a Damascus hotel.

4:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
NPR Story

Economic Crisis Has Analysts Questing Europe's Future

Strikes in Britain are the latest in a series of protests sweeping Europe over the imposition of tough austerity measures aimed at controlling debt and spending. The result: a crisis of confidence. The airwaves in Europe are awash with gloomy debates over whether the European Union even has a long-term future. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

4:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
NPR Story

Newark Budget Cuts Mean Less Police Presence

Newark, New Jersey, laid off 160 police officers last winter because of budget problems. Other cities made the same kinds of cuts. As Brian Reed reports, a spike in crime has Newark residents on edge.

4:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
NPR Story

Obama Turns Up Heat On Congressional Republicans

During President Obama held a news conference Wednesday, he urged lawmakers to act quickly on a deficit reduction plan, and to approve an increase in the federal debt ceiling. The debt limit must be raised by Aug. 2 or the government will risk an unprecedented default. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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