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2:20pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Around the Nation

Deepwater Horizon Trial Enters Second Phase

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 4:50 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

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2:16pm

Mon October 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Argentina's Kirchner To Have Surgery For Brain Hematoma

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 3:07 pm

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo surgery to relieve a hematoma on her brain Tuesday. She is seen here last month, at the U.N. General Assembly.
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Days after doctors said Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner must take a month off from work to recover from a brain hematoma, reports now indicate that she'll undergo surgery to relieve the condition Tuesday.

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1:29pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 11:04 am

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Bill Callahan's "Small Plane" is a favorite of World Cafe host David Dye.
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It's time to share what 10 of our favorite public radio personalities have been loving lately. Here's a list of this month's Heavy Rotation panelists:

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1:06pm

Mon October 7, 2013
The Two-Way

China Cautions U.S. Over Debt Ceiling Fight

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 3:56 pm

China — which holds nearly $1.3 trillion in U.S. securities (pdf) — is asking the U.S. to get its finances in order and not allow a political stalemate to cause the country to default on its obligations for the first time in history.

The United States is expected to run out of money by Oct. 17, so the Treasury needs Congress to extend its credit limit before then. As has happened before, the House and Senate are at odds and the prospects of a compromise look shaky.

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12:54pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Parallels

Here's Why The Navy Is Holding A Terror Suspect At Sea

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:45 am

Libyan protesters burn a replica of the U.S. flag on Monday during a demonstration against the capture of Abu Anas al-Libi. U.S. forces seized him Saturday in the Libyan capital Tripoli. He is accused of involvement in two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa in 1998 and is being held on a U.S. Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
Esam OmranAl-Fetori Reuters/Landov

After seizing terror suspect Abu Anas al-Libi in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, U.S. forces took him to a ship in the Mediterranean where he could be interrogated for weeks or even months to come.

Why a ship?

In short, this allows the U.S. to hold and question al-Libi about his alleged role in a pair of 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa without putting him in the U.S. civilian court system, which could limit or halt efforts to interrogate him.

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