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TED Radio Hour
10:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Is Density Our Destiny?

"Cities are the place where change happens. Not just for individuals, but for whole societies." — Stewart Brand
Robert Leslie TED

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The Salt
9:43 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Pigeon: Both Pest And Delicacy In Cairo And Beyond

Would you eat this guy?
detsang Flickr.com

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 11:41 am

This is the last bite of the food portion of NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's Revolutionary Road trip from Tunisia to Cairo, in which Steve arrives in Cairo and samples stuffed pigeon.

Dear Salt,

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The Two-Way
9:43 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Deportations Of Law-Abiding, Younger Illegal Immigrants To Stop

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 4:56 pm

The Obama administration announced today that it will stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the country as children and have no criminal history.

"It is not immunity; it is not amnesty. It is an exercise of discretion," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a press briefing.

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Life in Berlin
9:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Germany Beats The Netherlands 2-1

German forward Mario Gomez, left, vies with Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong during the Euro 2012 football match Wednesday night. Mario Gomez scored two the two goals for Germany.
Patrick Stollarz AFP/Getty Images

German soccer fans were glued to their TV screens Wednesday night.

Hundreds of thousands gathered to watch the Euro Cup 2012 at the Brandenburger Tor, the biggest "Fanmeile" in Germany.

Other fans, like Betty Reichelt, prefered the cosy atmosphere of her neighborhood beer garden.

Reichelt says can't sit still whenever she watches the German team play.

"When I was a child, I played soccer. I was the goalkeeper like my father and my brother. Germany is the team with the best goalkeepers ever.

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The Two-Way
9:13 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Central Banks 'On Standby' As Greek Elections Loom

The European Central Bank "is on standby to keep banks flush with liquidity" if Greeks effectively vote on Sunday to support politicians who want to reject austerity measures and pull the nation out of the eurozone, The Financial Times writes this morning.

The ECB joins "a global chorus of central bankers pledging support ahead of Sunday's elections," the FT adds.

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It's All Politics
9:05 am
Fri June 15, 2012

It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

Twitter unveiled an updated logo (right) on June 6 as the trademark symbol for the fast-growing company.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 5:31 pm

Note: We've asked NPR journalists to share their top five (or so) political Twitter accounts, and we're featuring the series on #FollowFriday. Here are recommendations from Elise Hu (@elisewho), an NPR digital reporter who previously covered campaigns and statehouses in Texas, South Carolina and Missouri.

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Monkey See
9:01 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Morning Shots: Meryl Streep Has A Few Things To Say

Meryl Streep asks an interesting question about the fact that movies aimed at women often make a lot of money and still lose out to big-budget summer tentpoles when it comes to actually getting made: "Don't they want the money?" [The Guardian]

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Economy
8:44 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Brussels.
John Thys AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 11:42 am

The economy has so much going for it: low inflation, low interest rates, affordable homes, falling gasoline prices and 27 straight months of job growth. Good times, no?

No.

The economy is slowing, but not because of current conditions. The slowdown reflects the fear of what may be coming next. Economists say employers and investors are paralyzed by the uncertainty surrounding three huge problems: one in the United States, another in Europe and the third in China.

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Middle East
8:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

U.N. Sees 'Lack Of Willingness' For Peace In Syria

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 10:56 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

After a week of escalating violence in Syria, the chief U.N. official there in the country said today that efforts to resolve the conflict have had little effect. It was a bleak assessment from the man leading the United Nations observer mission for the past six months. NPR's Deborah Amos joins us from Damascus, where she has been out with observers assessing the situation.

And Deb, what was the message today from Major General Robert Mood?

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The Two-Way
8:12 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations

Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 8:29 am

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