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4:37am

Tue June 7, 2011
All Tech Considered

Microsoft, Sony Unveil What's New For Gamers At E3 Gathering

The Electronics Entertainment Expo, which begins Tuesday in Los Angeles, is the annual gathering of the video game industry. An event that was once open to the public, E3 became invitation-only in 2007. It draws video game companies, manufacturers, analysts, media and other entertainment professionals and investors from more than 80 countries, which gather for three days of product demonstrations for video game consoles, handheld devices, computers and tablets.

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4:00am

Tue June 7, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Linda Wertheimer has business news.

4:00am

Tue June 7, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Tue June 7, 2011
NPR Story

Germany's E. Coli Outbreak Unlikely To Spread To U.S.

American public health officials are warning that the outbreak is a bellwether for what could be in store as E. coli strains evolve. For unknown reasons, some strains are releasing more toxins when attacked by antibiotics, and the toxins are causing more serious disease — and more deaths. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

4:00am

Tue June 7, 2011
NPR Story

Appeals Court To Hear Health Law Challenge

Earlier in the year, a Florida judge struck down large portions of President Obama's health care law. A three-judge panel will take up the case in a federal appeals court in Atlanta on Wednesday. Linda Wertheimer and Renee Montagne report.

7:23am

Mon June 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Every School Day, Dad Met Son's Bus In Costume

Every morning, as the school bus pulled up, Rain Price's father donned a different costume to wave him off to school. His costumes included Elvis, Chiquita Banana and the Little Mermaid. Rain admits his schoolmates warmed to the idea sooner than he did. But eventually, he too discovered the charm in his dad's morning send-offs.

7:06am

Mon June 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Youngster Makes Record Solo Balloon Flight

Nine-year-old Bobby Bradley piloted a balloon in New Mexico for about 26 minutes. When he touched down, he landed into the record books as the youngest person to make a solo balloon flight.

6:42am

Mon June 6, 2011
Middle East

Syria Faces Criticism Over 'Secret Nuclear Reactor'

The International Atomic Energy Agency convenes its regular meeting in Vienna Monday, and near the top of its agenda is the case involving a site in Syria that Israel bombed nearly four years ago. The IAEA has issued a report concluding that the site was "very likely" a secret nuclear reactor under construction. Now the agency must decide what to do about Syria's refusal to allow an investigation of what was going on there

6:34am

Mon June 6, 2011
Middle East

Yemenis Celebrate President Saleh's Departure

Over the weekend, tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets to celebrate the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He's in Saudi Arabia being treated for injuries suffered in an assault on the presidential palace. Saleh has been in power for 33 years and it remains unclear if he will return to Yemen. Renee Montagne talks to political analyst Abdul Ghani al-Eryani, who's in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

6:28am

Mon June 6, 2011
Iraq

Kentucky National Guard Soldiers Head To Iraq

Some 1,300 Kentucky National Guard soldiers said goodbye to family and friends over the weekend. They are headed to Iraq to help with the massive withdrawal of troops there. It's the largest overseas deployment for Kentucky's National Guard since World War II.

4:00am

Mon June 6, 2011
Business

U.S. Networks Bid On Olympic TV Rights

Top TV executives are in Switzerland today, bidding for rights to broadcast the next two Olympic games — Russia in 2014 and Brazil in 2016. The competition is wide open, especially because of the recent resignation of Dick Ebersol as the head of NBC Sports. He spearheaded NBC's dominance over the games.

4:00am

Mon June 6, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has business news.

12:01am

Mon June 6, 2011
Author Interviews

Playwright Edward Albee Defends Remarks

Edward Albee's recent remarks about being labeled a "gay writer" sparked controversy within the gay community, but the playwright insists such definitions are "prejudicial."

"Maybe I'm being a little troublesome about this," Albee tells NPR's Renee Montagne, "but so many writers who are gay are expected to behave like gay writers and I find that is such a limitation and such a prejudicial thing that I fight against it whenever I can."

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10:14am

Fri June 3, 2011
Economy

May Jobs Report Falls Short Of Expectations

The Labor Department on Friday reported the nation's unemployment rate rose slightly to 9.1 percent in May, evidence that the American economy is slowing, as employers added only 54,000 jobs. The jobless rate was 9 percent in April. For analysis on the latest economic data, Mary Louise Kelly talks to NPR's Yuki Noguchi.

9:31am

Fri June 3, 2011
Remembrances

Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies At 83

Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian died Friday at age 83. For more on his life, Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea.

7:35am

Fri June 3, 2011
Strange News

Why Are Some People Mosquito-Magnets?

Ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to be attracted to some people, while others never get bitten? Scientists say mosquitoes flock to people wearing dark clothes, those who move around a lot and pregnant women. Plus, new research shows mosquitoes are attracted to people drinking beer.

7:29am

Fri June 3, 2011
Around the Nation

Sukanya Roy Wins Bee By Spelling Cymotrichous

The Scripts National Spelling Bee came down to a word meaning "having wavy hair." It fell to Sukanya Roy, 14, who wore her straight hair in a pony-tail. In a spelling contest broadcast on prime-time ESPN Thursday, she outlasted competitors with the winning word cymotrichous.

7:11am

Fri June 3, 2011
Europe

Mladic Doesn't Enter Plea At War Crimes Tribunal

Ratko Mladic, the former Serbian commander accused of genocide, has appeared for the first time before the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague. It was a preliminary hearing, and Mladic declined to enter a plea.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Business

China To Make Mastering Cyber Warfare A Priority

China has rejected allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Google e-mail accounts of top U.S. officials, military personnel and journalists. In an Op Ed in a Party-run newspaper, two strategists from the Chinese military, without mentioning Google's recent claims, wrote that China must make mastering cyber warfare a military priority as the Internet becomes the crucial battleground for opinion and intelligence.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Law

'Big Guns' Will Prosecute Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to be arraigned next week on charges he sexually assaulted a maid in a Manhattan hotel. Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sean Gardiner of "The Wall Street Journal," who's been covering the case.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Middle East

Bahrain Accuses Doctors Of Exaggerating Protesters Injuries

Bahrain officially ended a period of martial law this week after mass uprisings nearly shut down the country in February and March. But armored vehicles still patrol the streets, military courts are still in place, and hundreds of people remain in detention. Among the detainees are elected officials, opposition members and even doctors who are accused of treating protesters. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports on how the detention of the upper-middle class is broadening the opposition, not suppressing it.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Economy

New Portugal Government To Deal With Economic Crisis

This weekend, the people of Portugal vote in an election to choose a new government to replace the one that collapsed over its unpopular austerity program. Portugal is deeply in debt, and has promised to make unpopular changes in welfare and labor policies in return for a massive bailout by the IMF and the European Union.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
National Security

Pentagon Papers, Minus 11 Words, To Be Released

The Pentagon Papers that were leaked four decades ago by Daniel Ellsberg have been formally declassified. They will be released in their entirety this month — except for 11 words. Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John Prados of the National Security Archive about what is still a secret.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Movies

Hulu To Distribute Miramax Films

Originally published on Mon June 6, 2011 3:51 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Fans of the movies "Shakespeare in Love" and "Pulp Fiction" now have a new way to watch those and other Miramax films. As NPR's Nina Gregory reports, the company has just signed a deal with Hulu, the online video service to distribute the Miramax library of movies.

NINA GREGORY: The deal with Hulu is not Miramax's first move into digital distribution. Just two weeks ago, Miramax signed with Netflix to distribute its library, expanding access to Oscar-winners and cult favorites like "Reservoir Dogs."

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4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Sports

NBA Final Series: Dallas Ties Miami 1-1 In Game 2

The Dallas Mavericks staged a late comeback to take Game 2 of the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat Thursday night. Dirk Nowitski scored the Maverick's last nine points, including a lay-up to give them the lead with three seconds left.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Movies

'Submarine' Examines Teenage Boy's Coming Of Age

In Hollywood, now is the time summer blockbusters start being released. But some good smaller films work their way into the mix too. The coming of age story, Submarine, may be one of the best.

7:18am

Thu June 2, 2011
Asia

Tap Shoes May Not Shuffle Off To North Korea

A new report from the United Nations reveals some unexpected items seized as they were headed to North Korea — like dozens of tap-dancing shoes. The U.N. has banned North Korea from importing luxury goods, and apparently that includes tap shoes.

7:13am

Thu June 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Talk Of Warrant Spurs Motel Guests To Call Police

A man checked into a Maryland hotel and proceeded to have a loud phone conversation about the warrant for his arrest. Other motel guests could hear him through the walls and they called police.

4:00am

Thu June 2, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Mary Louise Kelly has the Last Word in business.

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