Commencement Address
6:24 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Gregoire Urges WSU Grads To Stay True To Their Values

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire received an honorary degree from Washington State University on Saturday during commencement ceremonies. In her speech, the Governor urged graduates to stay true to their values, to give back, and to be engaged in their world.

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Whooping Cough
6:22 am
Mon May 7, 2012

CDC to Investigate Wash. Whooping Cough Epidemic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has sent two epidemiologists to Washington State. The investigators will try to find out what’s causing the state’s rapid rise of whooping cough cases. We get more from Ruby de Luna.

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The Two-Way
4:51 am
Mon May 7, 2012

'Strategic Release' Program Has Set Free Some Afghan Insurgents

Former Taliban fighters displayed their weapons as they joined Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province last Wednesday ( May 2, 2012).
Aref Karimi AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 4:52 am

"The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups," reports The Washington Post, which calls the program "a bold effort to quell violence, but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks."

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Sports
4:49 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Orioles, Rex Sox Run Out Of Pitchers

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 9:55 am

The 17-inning game went so long, that for the first time since 1925, two Major League teams had non-pitchers on the mound. Baltimore won with pitching from Chris Davis, who's trained to play first base.

Around the Nation
4:39 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Contest To Search For New Top Liar

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The Two-Way
4:20 am
Mon May 7, 2012

'Seismic Shift' In Europe After French And Greek Elections

In Paris on Sunday, supporters of newly elected president Francois Hollande celebrated.
Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 9:53 am

  • Eleanor Beardsley, reporting on 'Morning Edition'
  • Sylvia Poggioli reporting on 'Morning Edition'
(Note: We updated the market news in this post at midday.)

A victory Sunday by Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande in France and the rejection by voters in Greece of that country's austerity policies have caused a "seismic shift" that threatens the future of the euro,

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Election 2012
3:39 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Ron Paul Backers Dominate Nevada's GOP Convention

Mitt Romney is not the only Republican running for president. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is still in the race. Over the weekend in Nevada, Paul supporters outnumber Romney backers at the state GOP convention in Sparks.

Around the Nation
3:25 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 3:34 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Tax revenue coming from shale, oil, and gas development has many states very happy, but the boom is also putting a strain on regulators. There are not enough of them to inspect all the drilling sites. Colorado, for example, has 17 inspectors for more the 47,000 active oil and gas wells. Kirk Siegler reports from member station KUNC.

KIRK SIEGLER, BYLINE: Each day, Jim Precobb(ph) of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission logs about 400 miles in his state-owned truck.

JIM PRECOBB: It is absolutely staggering.

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Europe
2:55 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Greek Voters Dealt Main Parties Series Blow

Originally published on Fri July 6, 2012 8:23 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

One country that's very familiar with economic problems, Greece, held a parliamentary vote yesterday, and austerity-wary voters dealt a devastating blow to both main establishment parties.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports the conservative New Democracy and socialist PASOK parties failed even to scrape together the necessary minimum to continue their co-governing coalition.

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Europe
2:55 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Hollande Defeats Sarkozy In French Presidential Election

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 3:34 am

In France Sunday, Socialist Francois Hollande defeated conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollande has railed against austerity measures and urged national unity.

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