8:29 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Nigeria: Multiple blasts in Christian area of northern Kano city kill 12, injure scores

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KANO, Nigeria — Multiple explosions that blasted a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria’s northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 12 people, the military said Tuesday.
KANO, Nigeria - A hospital official says that multiple explosions at a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria's northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 24 people. Lt.
8:24 am
Tue July 30, 2013

FBI 'saves 105 trafficked children in 76 US cities'

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The FBI says it has rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps in 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child prostitution. The largest numbers of children rescued were in San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans. FBI assistant director Ronald Hosko said the Operation Cross Country VII raids had been the agency's largest action against child exploitation.
The FBI has announced it has rescued 105 children across 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child sex trafficking. Some 150 pimps were also arrested in the raids, said the FBI, conducted as part of Operation Cross Country VII.
8:22 am
Tue July 30, 2013

U.S. Balancing Act With Egypt Grows Trickier

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The Obama administration has prodded Egypt’s generals to restore a democratic government while trying not to jeopardize any future influence on the military or undermine security arrangements.
WASHINGTON - In four weeks of quiet but intense diplomacy, the Obama administration has engaged in a balancing act, prodding Egypt's generals to avoid violence and restore a democratic government while trying not to jeopardize any future influence on the military or undermine security arrangements that have been at the heart of a three-decade relationship.
8:17 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Italy bus crash: Mass funeral held near Pozzuoli

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A funeral has been held near the southern Italian town of Pozzuoli for the 38 victims of Sunday's bus crash. Prime Minister Enrico Letta was among about 4,000 people at the service, which was held in a sports hall. Bishop of Pozzuoli, Gennaro Pascarella, urged the authorities to clarify the causes of the accident, saying: "We must ensure this never happens again."
A funeral has been held near the southern Italian town of Pozzuoli for the 38 victims of Sunday's bus crash. Prime Minister Enrico Letta was among about 4,000 people at the service, which was held in a sports hall.
The Two-Way
8:04 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Suspected Nazi War Criminals Living In Limbo In U.S.

John (Ivan) Kalymon talks about his deportation outside his Troy, Mich., home in this 2009 photo. Kalymon is one of at least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals who remains in the United States despite attempts to deport him.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 2:38 pm

At least 10 people suspected of committing Nazi war crimes were never deported from the U.S. despite losing the American citizenship they gained when they immigrated, The Associated Press reports. A main cause of the delay is simple: Their European homelands don't want them back.

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The Two-Way
7:24 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Book News: Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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The Two-Way
7:14 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Fiery Explosions Rock Florida Propane Tank Plant

A Blue Rhino propane gas plant burns, as seen in a frame grab from an AP video. The fire sent at least seven workers to the hospital Monday night.
AP

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 11:23 am

A series of fiery explosions ravaged a Blue Rhino propane gas plant in central Florida's Lake County late Monday night, forcing nearby residents to be evacuated. The detonations reportedly lasted for some 30 minutes and were heard as far as 10 miles away. A fire at the plant raged into the early morning hours.

Update at 11:10 a.m. ET: Work Continues; No Sign Of Sabotage

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Around the Nation
6:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Giant KFC Bucket Not Your Typical Yard Decoration

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 7:46 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In Waynesboro, Georgia, Aleena Headrick thought she was hallucinating when she saw a huge Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in her front yard. Turns out her landlord collects vintage signs and put it there. It quickly became a big draw for gawkers, which Headrick finds amusing.

It's All Politics
6:33 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States

Texas, where abortion-rights battles took place in July at the state capitol, is part of an eight-state region that has gotten more conservative on the issue.
Eric Gay AP

Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.

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Around the Nation
5:51 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Missing Class Ring Turns Up 65 Years Later

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 7:46 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Richard Diedrich of Illinois lost his high school class ring in 1948. His girlfriend had been wearing it, but removed it to dissect a frog in biology class. It disappeared. Sixty-five years later, a guy name Mike Geiger was using a metal detector on a Wisconsin lake. He found the ring and contacted the school, looking for an alum with the initials RD. He says the first RD he reached wasn't friendly. The second can't believe he's got his ring again at age 82.

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