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hide captionPalestinian children throw flowers in the sea at Gaza City's port during a ceremony in memory of the activists killed in a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla on May 31, 2010. In in our first hour, former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David Miller talks about the raid, and how it complicates President Obama's latest push for Middle East peace.

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Palestinian children throw flowers in memory of the activists killed in a deadly Israeli raid.

Palestinian children throw flowers in the sea at Gaza City's port during a ceremony in memory of the activists killed in a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla on May 31, 2010. In in our first hour, former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David Miller talks about the raid, and how it complicates President Obama's latest push for Middle East peace.

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Israeli Raid On Gaza Flotilla
Fallout continues after the Israeli commando raid that killed at least nine activists on a flotilla of aid ships headed to the blockaded Gaza strip.  Turkey recalled its ambassador as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the operation "state terrorism." The U.N. and the U.S. have called for impartial investigations.  The ships were organized by a pro-Palestinian group called the Free Gaza Movement and a Turkish aid group.  Two grainy videos released by boat passengers and the Israeli military offered dueling accounts of what happened and who's to blame. Former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David Miller talks about the incident, what's next for Israel, and how it complicates President Obama's latest push for Middle East peace.

Morgan Freeman Contemplates the Universe
He's personified God, Nelson Mandela and a U.S. President.  He's driven Miss Daisy and marched with the penguins.  Now, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman takes on an even bigger challenge: searching for answers to some of the great mysteries of our universe.  Freeman executive produces, hosts and narrates a new series called Through the Wormhole for the Science Channel.  He talks about exploring the big "universal" questions, and the latest theories on whether we're alone in the universe, where we come from, and what lies beyond Earth.

Summer Vacation in a Recession
Summer vacations are back.  Anecdotal evidence tells us that people are traveling again, despite the recession.  After clenching their wallets for the last two years, many are loosening their grip — but still trying to stay within budget.  Today, Neal Conan talks with Nina Willdorf, the editor-in-chief of Budget Travel, about how to plan a great getaway without great expense, and where to go in order to get the best bang for your buck.

Native Americans and Iraq
Photojournalist Steven Clevenger has been covering wars for almost four decades — from his early days in Cambodia, to Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2006, Clevenger began documenting the role of Native American soldiers in the war in Iraq, following them into battle and home again. Clevenger's book is called, America's First Warriors: Native Americans and Iraq, and he talks about his photographs, the warrior tradition, and the experience of war. You can see a slideshow of his photographs here.

 

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