5:50am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

First Lady Gets Face-To-Face With Heckler

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 6:27 am

First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on May 9.
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Update at 9:15 a.m. ET, May 6. Video:

CNN has posted clips from a video taken by GetEQUAL in which you can see and hear some of what happened when one of its activists heckled First Lady Michelle Obama at a private fundraiser this week.

Our original post and an earlier update:

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5:28am

Wed June 5, 2013
KALW Almanac

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5:04am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Shakeup: Susan Rice To Be Obama's National Security Adviser

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:42 am

Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
Mark Garten / U.N. UPI /Landov

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, a lightning rod for Republican critics of the Obama administration's handling of the September 2012 attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, is moving into the post of national security adviser at the White House.

That's what a White House official tells NPR's Ari Shapiro — echoing reports earlier Wednesday morning from The Associated Press and other news outlets.

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4:58am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Germany's Longest Word Gets The Ax

Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket in Berlin, Germany.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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4:32am

Wed June 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Young Bicyclists Rewarded For Wearing Helmets

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 6:20 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It seemed like an odd move. An Ohio police chief publicly directed his officers to target a certain group for ticketing. He set a quota for the officers of Brimfield Township: at least one ticket per shift. And the targeted group? Kids under the age of 12 riding their bikes wearing helmets. Ah, but the fine was a free ice cream cone. Just bicycle safely over to Frank's Drive-In. Tickets good for the summer. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:30am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: 20 Major League Baseball Players May Be Suspended

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 8:27 am

Dark clouds hang over Major League Baseball. There are reports that about 20 players may be suspended because of their connections to a Miami clinic that dispensed performance-enhancing drugs. (Photo taken Sunday at Yankee Stadium.)
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"Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks," ESPN's Outside the Lines reports.

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4:18am

Wed June 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Film Crew To Search Landfill For Atari Games

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 6:20 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer with an archeological expedition to recover ancient relics from the '80s.

The Fuel entertainment company plans to sift through a New Mexico landfill in search of Atari video games. According ancient legend, that's where Atari dumped millions of copies of "E.T." The movie-based video game did not sell well in 1982. But now folks are ready to pay for Atari's remains.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:57am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Witnesses At Whitey Bulger's Trial Won't Be Choirboys

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:32 am

James "Whitey" Bulger, in an image released by the U.S. Marshal's Service in August 2011.
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There's an old expression, Boston College Law School professor Michael Cassidy said Wednesday on Morning Edition:

"When you want to get the devil, you have to go to hell to get your witnesses."

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3:11am

Wed June 5, 2013
Education

After Latest Gaffes, OSU President Gee To Retire

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 1:16 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The president of one of the biggest universities in the country, Ohio State, has announced his retirement. This comes a week after a recording surfaced of unfortunate comments about Catholics and Southerners. Karen Kasler, of Ohio Public Radio in Columbus, reports.

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3:11am

Wed June 5, 2013
Business

Job Market Remains Challenging For 2013 Graduates

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 6:52 am

For the past five years, graduation day has been a time of apprehension as much as celebration. Prospects for those entering the workforce for the first time were bleak. The class of 2013 — whether from high school or college — has cause for more optimism than previous classes.

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