In the 1990s, a photo historian made a wonderful discovery: In a trove of boxes headed for the trash was a view of American history like he'd never seen it. That is, America in color, as early as 1938.
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Anti-American protests — some peaceful, some not — have been seen in many parts of the Islamic world today, as Friday prayers became an opportunity for many to express anger over a film produced in the U.S. that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.
The Atlantic Wire has a good map that shows where the protests are happening.
The Federal Reserve in this country is embarking on another unconventional program to strengthen the sluggish economic recovery. This time, the Fed is focused on the housing market, as NPR's John Ydstie reports.
JOHN YDSTIE, BYLINE: At the end of their two day meeting yesterday, Fed officials said they intend to buy $40 billion a month of mortgage backed securities to help the struggling housing market.
Fed chairman Ben Bernanke explained the rationale at his post meeting new conference.
NPR's business news starts with a do-it-yourself downsizing.
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INSKEEP: Home Depot, the U.S.-based home improvement big box chain, says it's going to leave some big boxes behind. It's going to close seven of its stores in China. The company says it's moving away from the do-it-yourself model in China.