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4:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Born In Sierra Leone, Young Woman Documents Her Final Steps On Path To Citizenship

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:20 pm

Becoming a citizen was a long path for Veralyn Williams. She came to the U.S. from Africa as an infant, and found as a teen, she couldn't even get a job at a fast food restaurant. This is the final chapter in her journey to citizenship.

Economy
4:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Treasury Bond Auctions A Window To The Global Economy

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:20 pm

A break down of who buys and what exactly sells at the U.S. Treasury bond auctions.

Middle East
4:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Syrian-American Returns To Home Country To Help Train, Arm Rebels

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:20 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

For nearly two years, Syrians living in the U.S. have watched their home country fall apart. Groups have organized, formed nonprofits and raised money, and some people have made more life-changing decisions. NPR's Kelly McEvers recently met up in Syria with one Syrian-American gun enthusiast. He used his vacation time to travel from California back to Syria. His plan, to help the rebels bring down the government.

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Technology
4:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Lithium Ion Battery Makers Have Trouble Marketing Them After Boeing Incidents

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:20 pm

Federal stimulus money has helped cut the high cost of lithium-ion batteries, but not nearly enough to make electric cars affordable. Now there's an abundance of advanced battery manufacturers and not enough major companies to buy them. Many plants in the United States, South Korean, Japan and China that got government subsidies aren't producing many batteries, if at all. Three years ago Michigan's governor touted the state as the new battery capital of the world. There were five new advanced battery plants in the works, all of which were to get major tax breaks and some federal grants.

U.S.
4:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Dreamliner's Battery Woes A Deja Vu Moment For Aviation Industry

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:20 pm

Lithium-ion batteries sparked a crisis for Boeing's Dreamliner 787 — but the crisis is not an unprecedented one. Four decades ago, a very similar transition to new battery technology in airplanes yielded similar problems. Audie Cornish describes what happened then — and what lessons might be learned as lithium-ion batteries become the next generation that power planes.

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