All Things Considered for August 6, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for August 6, 2011

President Obama with congressional leaders on July 14 in the Cabinet Room of the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are among leaders who will appoint members of the joint committee. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Will The Budget 'Supercommittee' Accomplish Anything?

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D Song Bonobo
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Sgt. Charlie Linville is being treated at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where many of his unit's wounded are being treated. An IED explosion left him with two amputated fingers and a crushed foot. Gloria Hillard hide caption

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Wounded Marines Fight Second Battle At Home

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Centruroides sculpturatus, or bark scorpion, is the only scorpion species that is dangerous to humans. It lives mainly in Arizona but has turned up in New Mexico and southern Nevada. Monica Ortiz Uribe/NPR hide caption

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Mexico To The Rescue In America's 'Venom Belt'

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African Dialects Peter King
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Fool's Gold founding members Luke Top (second from left) and Lewis Pesacov (center) discuss the changes they've made on the band's latest album, Leave No Trace. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Strange Alchemy Of Fool's Gold

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Wil Wheaton (left), River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connell and Corey Feldman search for the body of a local teenager in Stand by Me. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. AP/Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Stand By Me': A Love Letter To Childhood Innocence

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