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Cyprus feels strain of Lebanon's evacuees

Jul 21, 2006
Thousands of evacuees from war-torn Lebanon are inundating the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, straining services already taxed by its peak tourist season. Kai Ryssdal talks to reporters on the scene.

Comic-Con goes Hollywood

Jul 21, 2006
More than 140,000 people are expected to swarm a comic-book convention in San Diego this weeknd. In the crowd will be movie types looking for fresh characters and plotlines to put on screen. Ethan Lindsey reports.
A Comic-Con conventiongoer and people dressed as comic characters pose for a picture.
Ethan Lindsey

Are you a rejuvenile?

Jul 21, 2006
Author Christopher Noxon talks with Kai Ryssdal about how American adults nowadays are living in ways once thought to be strictly for the younger set. They're not stunted adolescents; they're something new — rejuveniles.

No peace over US-UK extradition treaty

Jul 21, 2006
Stephen Beard reports on the growing controversy in Britain over the extradition treaty that was used to send three British bankers to Texas last week.

Louisiana sues feds over oil revenue

Jul 21, 2006
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco is suing the federal government over oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico. She claims the feds are cutting her state out of royalties it deserves. Hillary Wicai reports.

Job Files: Astronaut

Jul 21, 2006
Today's Job Files takes us out of this world to reveal the secrets of life in space — like how an astronaut kicks up that bland space food.

Strikes against Lebanon continue

Jul 21, 2006
Israeli prime minister says his army's offensive in Lebanon will last "as long as necessary." Financial Times reporter Ferry Biedermann is in Beirut and says critical infrastructure is simply wiped out.
A plume of smoke is seen over buildings following an Israeli night air raid on a Beirut southern neighborhood.
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Can NatWest 3 return to Britain?

Jul 21, 2006
Three British bankers charged with fraud in the US will learn today whether they'll be allowed to return temporarily to Britain. They were brought here last week after losing a long extradition battle. Stephen Beard reports.

Business reacts to pension reform

Jul 21, 2006
Many companies support Congressional efforts to reform the private pension system. They just want a few things in return, Sarah Gardner reports.

On-board advertising

Jul 21, 2006
US Airways plans to put ads on airsickness bags this fall. American is considering putting them on cups and napkins. Does any of this do anything for the bottom line? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.