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Don't Miss: Heart Disease Detection, A Barrel of Herring

On Morning Edition, you'll hear the news from Israel and Lebanon as Hezbollah fires rockets into Israel and the Israelis bomb the Beirut airport. Civilians on both sides have been killed. Today, Israel is blockading Lebanon to cut off supplies to Hezbollah fighters.

From the science desk: Women's hearts are smaller than men's. So are their arteries. But there are some other differences that have gone unnoticed that make women's heart disease look different. Patricia Neighmond reports on what medical researchers have found and what it may mean for women's treatment. And you can check your own risk here.

Two subjects near to this blogger's heart: plans to bring back the MG, the British sportscar whose sleek-while-diminutive styling looked great on the road and whose atrocious wiring kept owners busy with the pliers late into the night. Who'll manufacture them? China. And Sotheby's is auctioning off a first folio of Shakespeare's plays — one that includes notes not by the master of English language and literature, but by a 17th-century owner of the folio, who made rude remarks in the margins.

Martin Kaste has an intriguing story about one of the Pentagon's public relations campaigns, farmed out to a PR firm for close to $3 million. At ball games and other public events, people are given a Web address to send text messages of support for U.S. troops in Iraq. Trouble is, those messages never go to the troops. The program is meant to make the message-senders feel good.

Emily Harris reports from Germany, where President Bush is visiting prior to the G8 meeting of world leaders in Russia. The President was presented with a barrel of herring.