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The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.
Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
by NCPR News
May 31, 2007 — Every week in churches across the North Country, people gather to pray for miracles. The idea that faith can heal broken bodies and cure disease isn't just found in evangelical congregations. More main-line Protestants, and even some physicians,are experimenting with prayer as a form of therapy. Today and tonight, the Rev. Nigel Mumford will conduct healing services at the Episcopal churches in Canton and Potsdam. Mumford is now the director of the healing center at Christ the King Spiritual Life center in Greenwich, New York. Brian Mann attended one of Mumford's healing sessions at the Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake last fall. Go to full article
May 31, 2007 — Ethanol fuel is grain alcohol blended with regular gasoline. The most common blend, 10% ethanol, 90% gas, accounts for about a third of the gas sold in America. The alcohol is now made mostly from corn. It's big business for American corn farmers. But some people are warning there are costs to the drive for ethanol, and we will all pay. Yesterday, dairy market forecasters warned that consumers can expect a sharp increase in dairy prices this summer. The milk futures market predicts that by June, the price paid to farmers will have increased 50% this year, partly due to increased costs of corn to feed their cows. But it's more than just cheese and milk. Rebecca Williams has the first of a two-part series on the hidden consequences of ethanol. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 31, 2007 — National Trails Day, this Saturday, is an annual nationwide day of public events. It's considered the country's largest celebration of the outdoors. The Adirondack Mountain Club is also celebrating its 85th anniversary and its first trail program, the 133-mile long Northville-Placid trail. Todd Moe spoke with Wes Lampman, ADK Director of Field Programs, who says about a hundred volunteers are expected to help with trail maintenance work on Saturday. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
May 31, 2007 — Canadian Inuit artist Shirley Moorhouse's textiles are shaped by intrinsic Inuit traditions and collective experiences and memories of living on the land. She produces... Go to full article