6:09am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

British Phone Hacking Scandal: Rebekah Brooks Pleads Not Guilty

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 10:04 am

Rebekah Brooks, left, the former Chief Executive of News International, and her husband Charlie Brooks leave Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday in London, England.
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Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive and former top editor at the tabloid News of the World, pleaded not guilty to five charges related to the phone hacking scandal that has rocked England.

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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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