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The Torch
5:37 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

We've Got Olympic Spirit, Yes We Do; How 'Bout You?

Cheerleaders perform during the women's beach volleyball preliminary phase Pool B match on the Centre Court Stadium at Horse Guards Parade in London on Monday.
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When I say citius, you say altius; when I say altius, you say fortius. Or don't. That's fine, too, traditional even. But these Olympics have conspicuously defied traditional notions by having cheerleaders, in a few different styles, at a few different venues. In basketball, dance teams perform between matches. In beach volleyball, highly choreographed teams delight attendees.

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Presidential Race
5:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Political Stumbles Mark Romney's Trip Abroad

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 1:04 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up a week-long foreign trip today with a speech in Warsaw. Romney hailed Poland as a symbol of economic and political freedom and met with Polish leaders before boarding a plane for the U.S.

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Asia
5:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Second Day Of Mass Power Outages Rocks India

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. We begin this hour in the dark. Today, India suffered what is by far the largest blackout in history, more than 600 million people without power. Yesterday, roughly half that number struggled through a smaller outage. In a moment, we'll ask how a country as developed as India could suffer such a massive power failure. But first, Elliott Hannon is in New Delhi and sent this report.

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Asia
5:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

India's Infrastructure To Blame For Mass Blackouts

Audie Cornish talks to Kalpana Kochha, chief economist for South Asia at the World Bank. They discuss India's energy crisis and how the country can improve its infrastructure.

Business
5:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

BP Blames $1.4 Billion Loss On Lower Energy Prices

BP released its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday and the oil giant's earnings are way down. The company cited lower oil and natural gas prices, and the lingering effects from the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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