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Morning Edition for May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 — The reputations of the major credit rating agencies were seriously damaged in the subprime mortgage crisis. Jules Kroll is starting a new firm that promises to scrutinize underlying assets more closely. And he's looking to to be backed by pension funds and other investors instead of the financial firms selling the investments.
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May 20, 2010 — North and South Korea are trading warnings about the March sinking of a South Korean warship. The South says a multinational investigation shows the vessel was struck by a torpedo, and that there will be "stern actions." Pyongyang denies involvement and warns any retaliation would spark war.
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May 20, 2010 — Broadcast networks are trying to woo advertisers to buy commercial time in a ritual known as the "upfronts." How are the networks faring, and what's on the horizon TV-wise?
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May 20, 2010 — Democrat David Obey, who announced his retirement earlier this month, has represented northwestern Wisconsin in the House of Representatives for 40 years. But there are signs his district is changing — and it might not be as liberal as Obey is. With him out of the race, some say Republicans could pick up the seat in November.
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May 20, 2010 — Officials have changed the terminology in describing the upcoming operation in the Afghan province, no longer referring to it as an "offensive." The shift may stem from lessons learned in Marja and a recognition of the need for a strong government — to help secure the trust of residents — before going in.
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May 20, 2010The Dead Republic is the final installment in Roddy Doyle's trilogy about the life of Henry Smart, a former IRA assassin making his way through the first half of the 20th century. Lynn Neary talks with Doyle about the novel, which finds Henry turning his life story into a movie with film director John Ford.
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May 20, 2010 — When Pakistanis marry, custom requires that the bride and groom behave with a stately reserve, despite the joy of the occasion. Julie McCarthy attends a happy occasion on the Grand Trunk Road, and asks the young couple for their view of the ceremony.
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May 20, 2010 — The U.S. auto industry may be showing some signs of life, but civic leaders in Detroit are looking to another sector to revive the Motor City: the health care industry. A deal to buy the city's largest health system would mean $850 million in improvements and 10,000 new jobs.
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