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4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
NPR Story

Videos Show How Bin Laden Lived

Originally published on Mon May 9, 2011 6:51 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

U.S. intelligence analysts are just beginning to analyze the trove of computer files taken from Osama bin Laden's compound. The government did release five videos over the weekend that showed bin Laden doing routine things at his home. One of them shows him wrapped in a blanket watching news coverage of himself. For more on the material that was confiscated from the compound, we contacted Steve Coll. He's author of "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century."

Good morning.

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4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Africa

Misrata Profile

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro profiles a council member in rebel-held Misrata, Libya. The man's father was killed recently in shelling. And, rockets keep his daughter up at night. But he says trying to establish a new government is his most important work.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Analysis

Obama's Ratings Improve On Bin Laden Mission

President Obama is still riding high after last week's military operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The question now: Can the president convert that success into increased clout as he addresses the economy and immigration — while his team works with Congress on the budget?

12:01am

Mon May 9, 2011
Author Interviews

Lithium Battery Industry Keeps Going, And Going ...

If you open up your mobile phone, or laptop, or iPad, you'll find a lithium battery. If you own a hybrid or electric car, it's likely powered by a lithium battery as well. Lithium is a metal that's light and cheap, and it is increasingly the material of choice for battery makers.

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10:11pm

Sun May 8, 2011
Music Interviews

Beastie Boys: Rap's Elder Statesmen Go Back In Time

"In film terms," says Mike Diamond, "this is a period piece."

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7:19am

Fri May 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Trump Won't Be Setting The Pace At Indy 500

Donald Trump was supposed to drive the pace car at this month's Indianapolis 500. The Donald pulled out after people protested on Facebook.

7:10am

Fri May 6, 2011
Strange News

Designer Creates Nose Stylus For Smartphones

Designer Dominic Wilcox uses his iPhone in the bathtub. But he couldn't hold it and scroll without dropping it in the water. He tried scrolling with his nose but couldn't see what he was doing. So he invented the "finger-nose stylus" — a Pinocchio like nose extension that's strapped on with elastic.

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
NPR Story

Pakistan's Gen. Musharraf Comments On Bin Laden Raid

Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf talks to Steve Inskeep about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Does he think Pakistani officials knew where bin Laden was hiding out?

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
NPR Story

Obama Keeps Ground Zero Appearance Muted

President Barack Obama traveled to Ground Zero Thursday — just days after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. Obama placed a wreath on the memorial site and met privately with families of victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The president also visited a firehouse and police station, but he did not address the crowd that had gathered to take part in the ceremony.

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
NPR Story

Bin Laden Raid Sparks New Crisis With Pakistan

The head of Pakistan's army has said he won't tolerate another covert American operation in his country. Many U.S. lawmakers said they don't want to continue aiding Pakistan as long as Pakistanis provide cover for terrorists.

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
Politics

Already? GOP Kicks Off Presidential Debates

The first presidential debate of the 2012 presidential campaign was held last night in Greenville, South Carolina. It featured five Republicans who hope to run against President Obama next year. But the group did not include some of the biggest names in the potential GOP presidential field.

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
Business

Business News

Linda Wertheimer has business news.

4:00am

Fri May 6, 2011
Business

Commodity Prices Drop On Fears Of Slowing Economy

The price of virtually every majority commodity fell Thursday. Oil prices closed below $100 a barrel and silver fell 8 percent. Analysts say prices fell, at least in part, because of recent reports suggesting the economy might be slowing, which would mean less demand for commodities.

12:01am

Fri May 6, 2011
Recipes

Bourbon Balls Give A Sweet Kick To Kentucky Derby

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 2:18 pm

Bourbon balls are dipped in molten chocolate instead of being cooked, which allows them to retain the flavor, and punch, of their namesake liquor.
Cellar Door Chocolates

The Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday, and many spectators will be sipping on Mint Juleps — and munching on bourbon balls, the sweet treats that have a little kick.

There are several styles of bourbon balls, says Louisville chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano. She describes her version as "a dark chocolate confection; it's a butter-cream center, very creamy, very sweet — and it packs a punch. It's pretty boozy, as bourbon balls go."

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10:00pm

Thu May 5, 2011
StoryCorps

Children Remember Their Mother's Influence

William Anthony Cobb's friends know him to be outspoken. They think the 42-year-old developed that trait in law school, but he says it's genetic.

Cobb credits his mother, Mary Cobb, because she was "prone to some rather long-winded debates about just about everything" when he and his sister were growing up.

"You should be able to talk to a person in the Bowery as well as to the president of the United States," he remembers her telling him. "Then you can say that you are a well-rounded, well-educated person."

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4:14pm

Thu May 5, 2011
Music News

Sing To Your Baby: Fighting Parental Stage Fright

If you'd like to sing to your baby this Mother's Day, but think your voice is enough to make a small child cry — or an adult, for that matter — fear not. A new CD just might boost your confidence. Sing to Your Baby is a collection of simple songs for parents who are convinced they're singing-impaired.

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4:08pm

Thu May 5, 2011
Music Interviews

Booker T. Jones: Back To Memphis

Otis Redding's 1966 recording of "Try a Little Tenderness" is an American classic, but not just because of Redding's spirited vocals. Backing him up on that song are Booker T. and the MGs, who produced countless soul hits in 1960s Memphis as the house band for Stax Records. Decades later, bandleader Booker T. Jones still has Memphis on the brain.

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11:06am

Thu May 5, 2011
NPR Story

General Motors Sees Profits Jump

Originally published on Thu May 5, 2011 11:06 am

General Motors reported its highest quarterly profit in more than a decade, helped by fuel-efficient cars and smaller sport utility vehicles that were in demand as gas prices marched higher. GM's results follow strong earnings reports at crosstown rivals Ford and Chrysler.

6:58am

Thu May 5, 2011
Around the Nation

High School Students Accused Of Counterfeit Ring

Police in Florida uncovered a counterfeit ring at Jensen Beach High School. Students were passing fake bills at the school's cafeteria. A freshman confessed to printing lunch money on his home computer. According to the Treasure Coast Palm newspaper, the boy's parents bought the paper for him for a class project.

6:53am

Thu May 5, 2011
Around the Nation

Donald Trump To Set The Pace At Indy 500

The pace car for this year's Indy 500 will be driven by Donald Trump. His selection prompted a Facebook protest from people who disagree with Trump.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
Law

Defense Rests In Trial Involving Journalist's Murder

In Oakland, California, the prosecution and defense have rested in the trial of a man accused of ordering the murder of a well-known journalist. Chauncey Bailey, an editor for a local community paper, was gunned down in August 2007. Prosecutors say Bailey was killed because he had run afoul of the leader of a local Black Muslim group.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
Politics

Ind. Gov. Daniels Takes Time To Consider Presidential Run

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expected to make an announcement soon on whether he will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Daniels was in Washington D.C. Wednesday, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute about his record on overhauling education in Indiana. But he gave no indication if he will run for president.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
Politics

Bill To Bar Abortion Tax Subsidies Passes House

Lawmakers in the House have voted to pass a bill that would ban tax subsidies for many private insurance plans that include coverage for abortions services.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
NPR Story

Bin Laden Corpse Photos Won't Be Released

President Obama has decided not to release the photos of Osama bin Laden taken after he was shot dead in Pakistan by U.S. forces. NPR's Rachel Martin reports.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
NPR Story

Last Known World War I Combat Veteran Dies

The last known combat veteran of World War I has died at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth. Steve Inskeep remembers Claude Stanley Choules who was 110 years old.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
Business

Business News

Linda Wertheimer has business news.

4:00am

Thu May 5, 2011
Business

Warner Bros. To Buy Flixster

Warner Brothers has announced it is buying the popular movie site Flixster and its subsidiary Rotten Tomatoes. The movie studio is hoping the purchase will help it in its quest to rescue DVD sales and better compete against Netflix.

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