Europe
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Greek Debt Crisis Leads To Dexia Bank Failure

Only a few months ago, the bank Dexia was rated one of the most stable in Europe. But, within the past few days, it's become the first casualty of the Greek debt crisis, saved only by interventions by the Belgian and French governments. Robert Siegel talks with Stanley Pignal, Brussels correspondent for the Financial Times, for more.

Sports
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

A Look At The NBA's Labor Troubles

Guy Raz talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about the numbers behind the NBA's labor troubles.

Europe
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Slovakia To Determine Fate Of Greek Bailout Plan

Slovakia, the second poorest of the 17 nations that use the euro, has complicated plans to help Greece and other debt-ravaged countries. The Slovakian parliament was due to be the last to approve the expansion of the eurozone bailout fund. But internal divisions in the ruling coalition caused the government to collapse instead.

NPR Story
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Richard Clarke Discusses Alleged Assassination Plot

Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 5:32 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

For more on the alleged Iranian-backed plot, we're joined now by Richard Clarke, former top counterterrorism advisor to Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Richard Clarke, welcome.

Thank you, Guy.

The attorney general has alleged that this conspiracy was directed and approved by elements of the Iranian government. What does that mean to you?

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NPR Story
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Holder: U.S. Thwarts Alleged Assassination Plot

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Guy Raz.

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NPR Story
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Letters: Tim DeChristopher's River Trip

Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 5:32 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

GUY RAZ, HOST:

And I'm Guy Raz. Our inbox was full of love for a story we aired yesterday. Alex Chadwick, a former colleague of ours, told us about his summer trip down the rapids of the Green and Colorado Rivers.

TIM DECHRISTOPHER: How do you think we should ride?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Hey, diddle diddle. I mean...

DECHRISTOPHER: What does that mean?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Right down the middle.

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NPR Story
2:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Israel, Hamas Agree To Prisoner Exchange

Originally published on Wed February 15, 2012 12:14 pm

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Education
1:55 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

No Child Left Behind Waivers Worry Some Advocates

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Mill Creek Middle School Principal Rebecca Bowen says her school is "by no way, shape or form a failing school." But it is according to federal and state standards because its low-income, special education students were about 10 points behind the goals set on standardized tests.

Larry Abramson NPR

Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 6:02 pm

The Obama administration wants states to focus more of their attention on the lowest-performing schools, where large numbers of students are failing state tests year after year.

So the Department of Education is inviting all states to apply for waivers from the No Child Left Behind law.

The waivers could win relief for schools where a small number of students are falling short of federal requirements.

But advocates for minority and special education students worry their students will be ignored.

The 'Failing School' Stigma

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Shots - Health Blog
1:33 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Global Tuberculosis Cases Drop For First Time

A woman, left, cuts the hair of a fellow tuberculosis patient at a clinic in the township of Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, in March.

Schalk van Zuydam AP

Worldwide tuberculosis cases are declining annually for the first time, according to a report just out from the World Health Organization. Deaths from the disease have also sunk to the lowest level in a decade.

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The Two-Way
1:33 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Israel, Hamas Reach Prisoner-Swap Deal, Freeing Israeli Soldier Gilad Schalit

In this file image taken from a video released by Hamas in 2009, Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit is seen holding a newspaper in an unknown location.

Anonymous AP

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 10:46 am

The AP, along with several other news sources including Al Arabiya and Haaretz, are reporting that Israel and Hamas have reached a prisoner-swap deal that will free Israeli Sgt. Gilad Schalit and hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.

Schalit, if you remember, was captured by Palestinian militants in 2006 and his father, Noam, has led a popular effort to free him.

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