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3:24 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off London's Olympics

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 5:02 pm

The opening ceremony of the London Olympics was on Friday. Howard Berkes took in the show and joins Robert Siegel to preview the upcoming sporting events.

Middle East
3:24 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Obama's Israel Relationship Unique Among Presidents

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 8:21 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The Romney visit to Israel comes at a time when some Republicans say the U.S.-Israeli relationship is at an all-time low. Well, Aaron David Miller, who's spent decades working on the Middle East peace process and knows that relationship as well as anyone, puts that judgment in some historical context. Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan and the first President Bush all went through periods of crisis in their dealings with Israel.

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Middle East
3:24 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Battle For Syria's Largest City Draws Closer

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 5:02 pm

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

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

A battle for Syria's largest city appears to be drawing closer. After nearly a week of fighting in the streets of Aleppo, both government and rebel forces are arming and reinforcing their ranks for a decisive showdown. Aleppo has two and a half million residents.

And as NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Beirut, there are worries that civilian casualties could be heavy.

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Planet Money
3:24 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Losing With LIBOR: One Trader's Story

London-based Barclays Bank agreed to pay a $453 million fine over charges it manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate — LIBOR — a key global interest rate.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 5:02 pm

We've been talking a lot lately about what's been dubbed the "LIBOR rate fixing scandal," where some of the biggest banks in the world have been accused of manipulating a key global interest rate.

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Economy
3:24 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

U.S. Economy Continued To Slow In Second Quarter

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 5:02 pm

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

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. The government said today that the U.S. economy continued to slow during the second quarter of the year. The overall U.S. growth rate fell to just 1.5 percent, as consumers cut back on purchases and spending by businesses, which has been a source of economic strength, also fell. NPR's Jim Zarroli tells us more.

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