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It's All Politics
5:26 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade

Shipping containers sit at a port in Tianjin, China, on Feb. 28.
Alexander F. Yuan AP

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 6:04 pm

President Obama kicked off the week in the battleground state of Ohio, where he spent much of the time Monday talking about China.

His administration filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization on Monday. The White House is challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts.

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Presidential Race
5:05 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Obama Files New Trade Complaint Against China

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. We begin this hour with President Obama on the campaign trail. He was in the battleground state of Ohio today, but he spent much of his time talking about China. President Obama even announced a new trade complaint against China during a campaign stop in Cincinnati.

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All Tech Considered
4:48 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors

Andrew Roth is co-founder of Perx, a Singapore-based firm that uses smartphones as virtual loyalty cards.
Anthony Kuhn NPR

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

For the past six years in a row, the World Bank has rated the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore as the easiest place in the world to do business. Drawn in part by this reputation, money and talent are pouring into the island nation's growing technology sector.

One of Facebook's co-founders recently renounced his American citizenship and relocated to Singapore, where he has been investing in tech startups.

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History
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Antietam Changed Nature Of Civil War 150 Years Ago

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. We end this hour marking the bloodiest single day in American history. 150 years ago, Union and Confederate troops clashed at the small Maryland town of Sharpsburg, next to Antietam Creek. By nightfall, some 23,000 men would be dead, wounded or missing. NPR's Tom Bowman explains how this one day would change the course of the Civil War.

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Africa
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Libyan Leader Blames Al-Qaida For Consulate Attack

A member of the Libyan security forces secures the area around the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi on Sept. 14. Benghazi, and other parts of eastern Libya, are suffering from an acute lack of security, making it vulnerable to militant violence.
Gianluigi Guercia AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 7:28 pm

The deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American personnel has highlighted the serious post-Moammar Gadhafi security vacuum in the country.

The problem is much bigger than a few rogue militants: Eastern Libya is awash with heavy weaponry; security forces are weak; assassinations are plaguing Benghazi; and the people with the biggest guns rule.

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World
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Obama Adviser: U.S. Hasn't Walked Away From Libya

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Joining us now is a foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign. Michele Flournoy was, until this past February, undersecretary of defense for policy. Welcome to the program.

MICHELE FLOURNOY: Thank you. Glad to be with you, Audie.

CORNISH: I'd like to put to you something that Rich Williamson, a Romney foreign policy adviser, said to us on Friday. I mean, he was talking about Libya and he criticized the Obama administration for not playing a large enough role there since Gadhafi fell. Let's take a listen.

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Digital Life
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Tech Week Ahead: Owning Social Media Content

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. And it's time now for All Tech Considered.

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CORNISH: If Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are walled gardens, a lot of us spend a lot of time tending to our own little online plots. We post photos, update our status, tweet and retweet. But who really owns the produce of our online labor? Who has the right to destroy it or even share it or subpoena it?

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Energy
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Shell Gives Up Drilling For Arctic Oil This Year

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

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You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

Royal Dutch Shell has decided not to try to strike oil in the Arctic Ocean, at least not this fall. The company has been hampered by equipment problems and bad weather. It's yet another setback for Shell's ambitious and controversial plans to tap what may be a huge undersea oil reserve. NPR's Richard Harris has that story.

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Education
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Chicago Teachers Union Still Stuck On A Contract

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 6:39 pm

The Chicago teachers strike entered its second week on Monday. The union says it's looking over a proposed deal. City officials also tried to get a court order to stop the strike.

Middle East
4:36 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Tensions Run High Between Israel And U.S. Over Iran

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 11:30 am

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Tensions are not only high between Israel and Iran, but also between Israel and the U.S. Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, is demanding that the Obama administration draw a clear line to determine what would cause the U.S. to take military action against Iran for its suspect nuclear program. The U.S. counters that sanctions and diplomacy should be given more time to work.

From Tel Aviv, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports on the view in Israel.

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