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Economic Woes For 'Good Italy' And 'Bad Italy'

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with author Bill Emmott about his book Good Italy, Bad Italy, which explores some of the economic challenges Italy faces.

Migrants Targeted Amid Rise Of Greek Extremists

As the country's economy lies in ruins, some Greeks feel threatened and burdened by migrants, many of them Muslims. Human rights groups say authorities are ignoring a sharp rise in vigilante attacks on immigrants, including those working legally in Greece.

Farah Wins His Second Gold Medal For Britain, In The 5,000m

British runner Mo Farah has won the men's 5,000 meters, sending Olympic Stadium into a frenzy. His time of 13:41.66 barely edged Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia. American Bernard Lagat came in fourth, while Galen Rupp finished seventh.

Mexico Devastates Brazil In Historic 2-1 Olympic Soccer Final

Mexico shocked Brazil in Olympic men's soccer, winning gold in a 2-1 game in which it never trailed. Mexico's Oribe Peralta scored just 29 seconds into the game, after pouncing on a turnover by to take early control of the match at London's Wembley Stadium.

Preparing For A 'Horrible Event'; The U.S. And Turkey Plan For Syria's Collapse

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkey's foreign minister announce the creation of a working group to deal with the collapse of Syria, and the potential of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

An Olympian Named Mo Farah Takes Britain By Storm

When Mo Farah, the gold medalist in the 10,000 meters, was asked if he would rather have run for Somalia, he responded with a curt retort: "Look mate, this is my country!" This Olympic summer is a world away from last year's riots in England.

A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr

Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?

Three NATO Soldiers Killed By Afghans

An Afghan working on an installation shared by Afghan and foreign forces shot and killed three NATO soldiers on Friday — raising to six the number of international troops killed by their Afghan partners in 24 hours, officials said.