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4:07 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Friars Come To Nuns' Defense In Vatican Investigation

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 6:59 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

For us, there can be no dispute that God has been and continues to be revealed through the faithful and often unsung witness of religious women in the United States. So reads a recent letter written by the Franciscan Friars of the U.S. expressing support for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The LCWR represents most of the country's nuns and it's now the subject of a Vatican investigation for encouraging, in the Vatican's words, radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.

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National Security
4:07 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

U.S. Military's Green Energy Criticized By Congress

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 6:59 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish. The U.S. military consumes hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil every single day. And we've reported previously on the Pentagon's effort to cut back and go green from running convoys on biofuels to sending Marines in the field with solar-powered battery packs. Defense officials say the green programs decrease their dependence on foreign oil and will save money in the long run.

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Paperback Fiction Bestsellers
3:53 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of June 7, 2012

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 3:55 pm

The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning look at self-delusion, debuts at No. 6.

The Salt
3:52 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Food Truck Cookbook Tracks Best Meals Served On Wheels

The crew of Shindigs sets up shop in a parking lot in Birmingham.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 6:59 pm

With recent news that even Paris has one, food trucks are certainly in vogue these days. In the U.S., they're now spreading from the hot scenes in Los Angeles and New York to smaller cities, like Milwaukee and Madison. Even school systems are jumping on the food truck bandwagon.

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Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers
3:52 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of June 7, 2012

Mitchell Zuckoff's Lost in Shangri-La, a World War II rescue adventure, debuts at No. 9.

Latin America
3:47 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Mexicans Want New Approach To Bloody Drug War

A Mexican federal policeman guards the area where dozens of bodies, some of them mutilated, were found on a highway outside the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on May 13. The murders were one of the latest episodes in Mexico's brutal and unrelenting drug war.
Christian Palma AP

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 6:59 pm

Second of two parts

Mexicans select a new president on July 1, and they want a leader who can reduce the rampant violence in their country. Warring drug cartels have killed more than 50,000 people in the past 5 1/2 years, while thousands have disappeared and some cities have been turned into lawless zones.

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Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
3:46 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of June 7, 2012

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 3:55 pm

Michelle Obama's diary of her White House garden, American Grown, debuts at No. 4.

NPR Bestseller List
3:44 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Week Of June 7, 2012

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

The Two-Way
3:39 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Secret Walls And A Temper: Feds Want 10 Years For 'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger.
AP

Saying her case of harboring notorious mob boss James J. 'Whitey' Bulger was no "garden variety," prosecutors said they want his girlfriend to serve 10 years in prison.

"It is the most extreme case of harboring this District has seen," the federal prosecutors wrote in a 36-page filing with the U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts.

So what exactly is Catherine Greig, who pleaded guilty in March, accused of doing?

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Monkey See
3:24 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Join Us For The Tony Awards Sunday Night, Where We Vow To Break A Leg

Sunday night, we will be covering the Tony Awards. And we hope you'll join us.
CBS

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 6:27 pm

We enjoy the Tony Awards here at Monkey See — it's often the awards ceremony with the largest quantity of actual merit, by far. True performers! True performances! Admittedly, one of the most famous moments the Tonys have had in the past few years was Bret Michaels getting hit on the head with scenery, but normally, they are very dignified.

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