3:11pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Karachi Comes To A Standstill Because Of New Round Of Violence

Pakistan's second largest city came to a standstill, when protesters torched cars and burned buses. Acrimony between political parties is being blamed for the violence that left 14 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in Karachi.

NPR's Julie McCarthy filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Asia

Pakistan Tries To Allay Fears About Nuke Safety

Amid international concerns that terrorists might seize Pakistan's nuclear materials, and amid Pakistani concerns that the U.S. might seize them, Islamabad has issued a strong statement declaring that the weapons are safe. Julie McCarthy

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Energy

Innovative Ideas To Keep Cool, Save Energy

With much of the U.S. going through a heat wave and the report that the U.S. military spends $20 billion a year on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan, we wondered just what's being done to make air conditioning more energy- and cost-efficient. Michele Norris asks Lloyd Alter, a senior writer for architecture and design for the web site, Treehugger.

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Economy

Voters Won't Rule Out Tax Hikes To Cut Deficit

Deficit-cutting talks resume at the White House this afternoon, amid growing pressure from the financial markets not to jeopardize the government's credit rating. Republican lawmakers continue to resist any tax increase, but a poll suggests they're out of step with voters, even in their own party. Scott Horsley

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
National Security

Pentagon Unveils Plan To Defend Against Cyberattack

The Pentagon unveiled its strategy Thursday for defending against cyberattack, officially classifying cyberspace as a war-fighting domain along with air, sea and space. Tom Gjelten

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

Mistrial Declared In Clemens' Perjury Trial

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of Roger Clemens, the legendary pitcher accused of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. The judge said the prosecution had exposed the jury to evidence that the judge had already ruled inadmissible. Michele Norris talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg about what happened in the courtroom.

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

Tea Party Won't Compromise On Debt Ceiling

Robert Siegel talks with Tea Party member Allen West, the freshman representative from Florida, about the debt ceiling, tax hikes and spending cuts.

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

Texans Seek Relief From Heat Wave

It's hot across the Midwest, South and Southwest United States. Really hot. If temperatures aren't in the triple digits, the heat index is. From Florida to Arizona, people are sweating it out. Mose Buchele of member station KUT

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

American Born To Illegal Immigrants Reflects On Challenges

Alicia Martinez's family illustrates some of the complexities of the debate over illegal immigration. Martinez's parents and her older sister came here illegally, while she was born in the U.S. and is a citizen. In a story for WNYC's Radio Rookies program, Martinez reflects on her struggles to meet her parents' high expectations and overcome guilt that her legal status gives her so many more opportunities than her sister.

2:55pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

ConAgra To Palin: Cost Of Snapping Into A Slim Jim Hasn't Spiked

We all know the rising cost of food is a real problem — but apparently, it hasn't had much of an affect on the meaty, salty snack staple known as the Slim Jim.

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