Egyptian demonstrators hold the flags of Arab nations at Cairo's Tahrir Square on May 13, 2011. Protesters called for national unity after attacks on Egyptian churches, and solidarity with the Palestinians as they mark the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell them following Israel's establishment in 1948.
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Nathan Brown is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and noresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Students in Missouri are in trouble for a senior prank. They improvised a swimming pool in Troy Buchanan High School. But they left the water running until it overflowed, doing major damage. Artist Christo wants to hang silver sheets over a 40-mile stretch of river in Colorado.
The owners of the Mount Royal Tavern in Baltimore, Md., decided they'd heard enough profanity so they instituted a no cuss bucket. Customers have to pay 25 cents per bad word. Bartenders must pay $1 per profanity. The bar collected $110 in just three weeks which it donated to the SPCA.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on May 16, 2011.
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn is quitting as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. He'll briefly leave his jail cell today to again ask a judge to free him on $1 million dollars bail while he fights charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid. NPR's Joel Rose tells NPR's Newscasts a grand jury heard testimony yesterday from the woman about the alleged assault.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted an earthquake drill in western Kentucky Wednesday.
FEMA is testing how well various federal, state, city and private agencies can respond to a devastating quake on the New Madrid Fault, which is underneath parts of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.
Louisville MetroSafe spokesperson Lee Cravins says his agency was asked to prepare to send crews to the simulated disaster area.
First responders and medical crews had a busy morning at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport Wednesday.
Patients were loaded onto stretchers and transported from a Kentucky Air National Guard plane to a Mustang Aviation hangar, where doctors worked to quickly assess their injuries from an earthquake in western Kentucky.
"I got another belly trauma here guys!" yelled a doctor.
In New York this week, TV networks are unveiling their new fall schedules to media outlets and advertisers. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters about some of buzz-worthy shows. Masters hosts The Business on member station KCRW, and is an editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter.
President Obama plans to outline steps to boost the economies of Egypt and Tunisia, when he delivers a major policy address on the Middle East today. The White House says economic improvements would help to reinforce the positive political changes sweeping the region.
LinkedIn is the first social networking site to go public. Renee Montagne speaks with Steve Blank, a veteran of Silicon Valley, about what makes Internet start-up companies worth billions of dollars, and when are they overvalued.