A judge in Israel has rejected a suit to re-open the case of Rachel Corrie, the pro-Palestinian, American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer during a protest in the Gaza Strip almost a decade ago. Her parents, from Washington State, were devastated by the ruling.
Chris Christie is delivering the keynote address Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The New Jersey governor was rumored to be on Mitt Romney's shortlist of potential running mates. Christie has come under criticism lately for over-hyping the economic recovery in his state.
Last week the website Gawker posted dozen of internal Bain & Company documents and asked the public whether there might be a smoking gun in there somewhere. There are no smoking guns so far, but the documents did revive a debate about how much tax private equity firms should pay.
Almost seven years after Katrina slammed into New Orleans, Gulf Coast residents are evacuating some areas in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac. NPR correspondents Christopher Joyce and Debbie Elliot, New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo and resident Gwen Thompkins talk about preparing.
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