8:10am

Tue July 9, 2013
Parallels

Key Takeaways From Pakistan's Report On Osama Bin Laden

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 8:16 am

Children walk past the house of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 8, 2011. A new Pakistani report says the "extent of incompetence" in failing to detect bin Laden despite the size of the house was "to put it mildly ... astounding, if not unbelievable."
Anjum Naveed AP

We've waded through the 336-page Pakistani report on the circumstances surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden to find the most interesting bits. As we noted yesterday, it was obtained and published by Al Jazeera.

First of all, it starts more like a novel than a government-commissioned report:

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7:39am

Tue July 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama Considers Pulling All Troops From Afghanistan

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 10:50 am

U.S. troops at an April re-enlistment ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
Manjunath Kiran AFP/Getty Images

President Obama is considering the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, leaving no small residual force in that nation, according to reports from The New York Times and CNN.

Here's how the Times begins its report:

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7:12am

Tue July 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Residents Heading Home In Blasted Quebec Town

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 4:35 pm

A view from above showing some of the destruction in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, after Saturday's train derailment, explosions and the fires that followed.
Mathieu Belanger Reuters /Landov

"A majority of the 2,000 people forced out of their Lac-Mégantic, Que., homes following the massive rail tank-car explosions Saturday morning are being allowed to return home today," CBC News reported Tuesday.

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6:47am

Tue July 9, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday July 9, 2013

1995
  • 190th Day of 2013 / 175 Remaining
  • 75 Days Until The First Day of Autumn
  • Sunrise:5:56
  • Sunset:8:33
  • 14 Hours 37 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:7:23am
  • Moon Set:9:18pm
  • Moon’s Phase:2 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • July 22 @ 11:16am
  • Full Buck Moon
  • Full Thunder Moon
  • Full Hay Moon

July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in

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6:14am

Tue July 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Crash Investigators Turn To Asiana Pilot Who Was At Controls

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 7:36 am

NTSB investigators at the scene of the Asiana Flight 214 crash in San Francisco.
UPI/Landov
  • NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman talks with NPR's Renee Montagne about the crash of Asiana Flight 214

As they try to find out why Asiana Flight 214 crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, federal investigators plan to soon question the pilot who was at the Boeing 777's controls, National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman said Tuesday on Morning Edition.

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5:17am

Tue July 9, 2013
Around the Nation

NTSB Investigators To Talk More To Cockpit Crew

For the latest developments in the investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco, Renee Montagne talks to the head of the National Transportation Safety Board Deborah Hersman. Of the four pilots, investigators have only talked to two so far. More interviews will be conducted Tuesday.

5:17am

Tue July 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Washington Monument Now Glows At Night

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 7:57 am

Monday night when the lights came on, visitors came to see a glowing Washington Monument.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters/Landov
  • NPR's Trina Williams on the lighting of the Washington Monument

The Two-Way team enjoyed a new view on the way to work in the predawn hours Tuesday morning:

The Washington Monument was all aglow.

As NPR's Trina Williams tells us, 488 lights are giving the monument some sparkle each night. The lights have been installed on scaffolding that surrounds the monument and were switched on at dusk Monday.

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4:28am

Tue July 9, 2013
Europe

Mr. Darcy Statue Emerges From Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake

The 12-foot statue embodies the character played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Brits recently ranked his spontaneous swim the most memorable TV drama moment.

4:23am

Tue July 9, 2013
Around the Nation

The Family That Spits Together, Stays Together

The 40th Annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship was just held in Michigan. Matt Krause won when a pit flew nearly 42 feet. His brother Brian has won nine times, and his dad has won the title 15 times.

4:15am

Tue July 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Barnes & Noble's CEO Quits

  • Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Jr. resigned Monday following several grim earnings reports and the company's recent announcement that it would stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets. A new chief executive wasn't named, but Michael P. Huseby has been named president of Barnes & Noble and chief executive of the Nook division.
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