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4:14 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Colo. Fire Now One Of The Biggest In State History

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:32 pm

Colorado's High Park Fire northwest of Fort Collins has topped 46,000 acres, making it one of the largest wildfires in the state's history. It's also destroyed more than 100 buildings. But firefighters are beginning to gain ground and have started containing the blaze.

National Security
4:13 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

The Pentagon's Biggest Threat In Years? Budget Cuts

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:32 pm

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The Pentagon says it's trying to fend off one of the biggest threats to national security in decades - budget cuts. As NPR's Larry Abramson reports, Pentagon officials are warning members of Congress to find a way out of a budget stalemate or risk undercutting the effectiveness of the nation's military.

LARRY ABRAMSON, BYLINE: After more than a decade of fighting, Pentagon warriors are bracing for years of austerity. But Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says a leaner military does not have to be weaker.

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Technology
4:13 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

New Internet Suffixes Are The Web's Newest Frontier

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:32 pm

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — or ICANN — announced Wednesday which companies or entities have applied to administer top level domains like ".google" or potentially ".drink." Some say it has implications for consumers because it could increase potential for Internet fraud.

Middle East
4:12 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

U.S., Russia Accused Of Arming Opposite Syrian Sides

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:32 pm

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

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And I'm Melissa Block. The U.S. and Russia are engaged in a new war of words over arms shipments to Syria. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she has information that Russian attack helicopters are on their way there. She warns this will mark an escalation in Syria's offensive against rebel forces and anti-government protesters.

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Around the Nation
4:08 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Water War Continues In Iowa After Flooding Recedes

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:32 pm

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

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And I'm Audie Cornish. A full year after Missouri River flood waters ravaged homes, businesses and farms in the Great Plains, the cleanup goes on - as does the battle over how to prepare for future floods. Some want the Missouri controlled for navigation. That means more water held back upriver. But others, looking to protect endangered species, want the river to flow more freely.

Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters has the story.

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