Syrian Opposition Faces Expanding, Volatile Conflict
May 26, 2013
New signs today that the Syrian crisis is spilling beyond Syria's borders. Two rockets slammed into Beirut Sunday morning. That came just hours after Hezbollah's leader vowed support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. NPR's Peter Kenyon joins host Rachel Martin from Istanbul, where he's following a meeting with Syrian opposition figures.
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.
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