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Mon September 5, 2011

3:00pm

Mon September 5, 2011
Africa

Assessing NATO's Mission In Libya

Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard has been overseeing operations in Libya since they began in March. He talks about the lead up to the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi's regime last month, how the mission has changed now that the Transitional National Council is in power and whether NATO has any clues as to where Gadhafi may be.

3:00pm

Mon September 5, 2011
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Triple Crossing' By Sebastian Rotella:

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

Sebastian Rotella has written about the complexities of the U.S.-Mexico border as a journalist. And with his new book, he returns to the subject through the lens of fiction. His novel, "Triple Crossing," is set on the border against the brutal backdrop of drug trafficking and government corruption.

Alan Cheuse has our review.

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3:00pm

Mon September 5, 2011
Around the Nation

Summarizing Summer Sounds

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host: It's Labor Day, the holiday that we treat as if it were the end of summer, and that's good enough for our purposes here today. Since Memorial Day, this program has been presenting a collection of sounds that evoke the idea of summer. So with the season over, it's time to summarize.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

SIEGEL: Our features served as a sonic evocation of all the pleasures and pains of the days of warm weather.

(SOUNDBITE OF THUNDER)

SIEGEL: The bang of thunder.

(SOUNDBITE OF ALASKAN LOONS)

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3:00pm

Mon September 5, 2011
Opinion

'Housewives' Death Not Unprecedented

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" returns for a second season tonight on Bravo. This was in doubt because one of the people on the show — the estranged husband of one of the housewives — recently committed suicide. Bravo has re-edited the first few episodes to take him out. But this isn't going to prompt the reality TV industry to take a hard look at its practices.

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Mon September 5, 2011
Around the Nation

'Mother Nature Has The Upperhand' In Wildfire Fight

A tinderbox landscape and unusually windy conditions have caused more than 60 wildfires to explode across Central and East Texas — creating a hellish Labor Day for thousands of Texans. Two people have been killed so far.

The worst fire is in Bastrop County, just southeast of Austin, where the blaze has been burning out of control for more than a day.

No one in Bastrop has ever seen anything like it. The tall, pine forests that were a favorite getaway for campers and city commuters have erupted into an inferno.

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3:00pm

Mon September 5, 2011
World

Scuffles Interrupt Mubarak Trial

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

In Egypt today, the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak resumed and, according to Egyptian officials, violence both outside and inside the courtroom left a dozen people injured. Witnesses testified for the first time during the daylong hearing. Today's focus: Who ordered police to fatally shoot about 850 protestors during the uprising against the former leader?

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2:46pm

Mon September 5, 2011
Economy

Obama: Time To End Washington 'Games' Over Jobs

President Obama speaks during Labor Day celebrations Monday outside General Motors' headquarters in Detroit.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

President Obama said Monday that congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs as he used a boisterous Labor Day rally to aim a partisan barb at the GOP.

In a preview of the jobs speech he will deliver on Thursday to Congress, Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them.

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2:22pm

Mon September 5, 2011
Asia

Pakistan Says It Has Captured Senior Al-Qaida Leader

Originally published on Tue September 6, 2011 3:44 am

An undated photograph purportedly shows senior al-Qaida leader Younis al-Mauritani, who was arrested by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency in Quetta.
AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan's military announced Monday that the country's main intelligence agency has captured a senior al-Qaida leader responsible for planning and conducting international operations.

Younis al-Mauritani, also known as The Mauritanian, was among three suspected al-Qaida operatives captured in the city of Quetta, which is the capital of southwest Baluchistan and has long been a transit point for militants crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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2:05pm

Mon September 5, 2011
The Road Back To Work

Bumps On The Road Back To Work

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 4:09 pm

Casaundra Bronner returned to work in July and says being able to walk her daughters to the bus in the morning is one of the benefits of her new job at a small company.
Tamara Keith NPR

Part of an ongoing series.

Like some 14 million Americans, the people in our series The Road Back to Work started the year unemployed and searching for a job.

Back in January, we gave six people, all living in St. Louis, Mo., digital recorders and asked them to document their experience as they went through the process of looking for a job.

Working, Still Struggling

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