5:16am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

After Crash, Why Were Asiana Passengers Told To Stay Seated?

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 2:41 pm

Passengers move away from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.
Eugene Anthony Rah Reuters/Landov

4:29am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Evidence 'Overwhelming' In Apple Price-Fixing Case

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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4:09am

Thu July 11, 2013
Animals

Tourists At Kruger National Park Witness High-Speed Chase

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:16 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Tourists at South Africa's Kruger National Park witnessed a dramatic high-speed chase - two cheetahs chasing a herd of impala. Impala are African antelope, and of course a Chevy model. And seconds from becoming dinner, one of the impala decided to make a tourist's SUV its getaway car.

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3:54am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

50 Likely Died In Quebec Train Disaster, Officials Say

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 7:13 am

At a school in Lac-M├ęgantic, Quebec, the town's people have been waiting for word about their friends and family members.
Christinne Muschi Reuters /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Brian Mann reports from Quebec

Police in Quebec are not holding out hope that any of the people still missing after Saturday's train derailment and explosions in the town of Lac-M├ęgantic are alive.

With 20 bodies found so far and an additional 30 people still unaccounted for, that means the death toll is expected to be around 50. Authorities are telling the families of the missing to prepare for the worst.

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3:17am

Thu July 11, 2013
Animals

Giant Python Snakes His Way Into Thrift Shop

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 9:13 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A break-in at an Australian thrift store had police stumped. There was a hole in the ceiling and smashed merchandise. Nothing was missing. Not a burglar, possibly a prankster on a rampage. The next day, staff spotted the intruder still in the store. It was a giant python, 19 feet long, 37 pounds, the head the size of a small dog. The local newspaper reported police chose not to handcuff the culprit, quote, "for logistical reasons."

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2:58am

Thu July 11, 2013
Middle East

For Those In Aleppo, Syria, Commuting Can Be Lethal

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 1:52 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Many of you, as you're listening, are on your commute to work, perhaps dealing with traffic, maybe waiting for a late train. But imagine for a moment a different commute, one on foot, where to get to work you have to pass through armed security checkpoints, all the while dodging sniper fire. That is the reality for many people in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

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2:58am

Thu July 11, 2013
Law

Tsarnaev Pleads Not Guilty To Boston Marathon Bombing

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 1:52 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a brief appearance in federal court yesterday. He pleaded not guilty to 30 counts in connection with the attack. The charges include using a weapon of mass destruction in an attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. The 19-year-old faces the possibility of the death penalty. NPR's Tovia Smith was in the courtroom.

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2:58am

Thu July 11, 2013
Politics

Senators Express Concerns About Smithfield Foods Merger

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 1:52 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning. Pork was on the menu on Capitol Hill yesterday, but not the kind Congress produces. Lawmakers on the Senate Agriculture Committee were focused on the takeover of Smithfield Foods by a big Chinese company.

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2:39am

Thu July 11, 2013
Middle East

With President Morsi Out, Gulf States Open Their Checkbooks

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 9:13 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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2:00am

Thu July 11, 2013
NPR Story

Wal-Mart Fumes Over D.C. Council Wage Vote

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 1:52 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Wal-Mart is changing its plans for the nation's capital. The company says it won't be building stores in Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a law requiring big-box retailers to pay what's known as a living wage.

Patrick Madden of member station WAMU has the story.

PATRICK MADDEN, BYLINE: Before the vote, Wal-Mart issued city lawmakers an ultimatum: kill the living wage bill, or it would pull the plug on three stores it has planned to build in the nation's capital.

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