4:57am

Wed May 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Anthony Weiner Jumps Into Race To Be NYC Mayor

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 8:03 am

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., in June 2011 — at the height of the sexting scandal that led to his resignation from Congress.
Andrew Gombert EPA /Landov

Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose career appeared to famously flame out in 2011 when he resigned from Congress because of an extramarital sexting scandal and his lies about what he'd done, has now officially jumped back into politics.

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4:35am

Wed May 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Newly Found Pearl Buck Novel To Be Published This Fall

At her desk in the study of her Philadelphia townhouse in 1967, Pearl Buck looks at a bound volume of the magazine Asia from 1925 that contained her first published work.
AP

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

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4:10am

Wed May 22, 2013
The Two-Way

In Oklahoma, Rescue Efforts Give Way To Recovery

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 5:49 pm

A teddy bear sits atop some of the rubble in Moore, Okla.
Rick Wilking Reuters /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks with NPR's David Greene
  • On 'Morning Edition': David Schaper reports from Moore, Okla.

(Most recent update: 8:30 p.m. ET.)

The news Wednesday from Moore, Okla., much of which was destroyed by a massive tornado Monday, begins with word that officials doubt they will find any more survivors or bodies under the hundreds of homes, businesses and other buildings that were leveled.

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3:39am

Wed May 22, 2013
Business

Parking Industry Tries To Make Your Life Easier

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:29 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Finding a parking space, probably not at the top of the list of things you like to do. Well, experts in parking think they might be able to change that. One key, they say, is for developers to think about the parking experience when they're designing malls or apartment complexes, instead of just treating it as an afterthought.

This came up in Florida this week, at the International Parking Institute's annual conference. Reporter Kenny Malone, from member station WLRN, was there.

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3:32am

Wed May 22, 2013
Around the Nation

Boy Scouts To Decide Whether To Admit Gay Youth

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:29 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

This week, Boy Scouts of America officials will meet in Texas to consider changing the group's longstanding ban on gay members. The first round of voting starts tomorrow. A new membership policy would allow gay youth, but continue to ban adult leaders who are gay.

NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.

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3:32am

Wed May 22, 2013
Business

Court Rules Vacation Rental Site Illegal In New York

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:29 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Here's some news for travelers. If you can't afford - or don't want to pay the price for - a hotel room, maybe you've used the cheap lodging site Airbnb. If so, you have to take New York City off your list. The popular website has suffered a major setback in court. A judge in New York ruled that an Airbnb user in Manhattan violated local laws when he rented a room to an out-of-towner.

From member station WNYC, Ilya Marritz reports.

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12:07am

Wed May 22, 2013
Planet Money

Why Apple (And Lots Of Other Companies) Wound Up In Ireland

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:35 am

Andy Wong AP

Apple was criticized in a Senate committee hearing Tuesday for using complex accounting to minimize the corporate taxes it pays. One key piece of the company's tax strategy: It funnels lots of its profits through subsidiaries in Ireland.

Offering low corporate tax rates has been a fundamental part of Ireland's economic strategy for decades — a way to get foreign companies to set up operations in the country.

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12:04am

Wed May 22, 2013
Parallels

West Bank Businesses Seek Growth Amid Uncertainty

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 5:27 am

A worker chips away at Jerusalem stone, likely destined for a building facade somewhere in the world. Stone and marble is a big business in Palestinian towns near Bethlehem. Quarries are in Israeli-controlled areas, and access can be a challenge.
Emily Harris/NPR

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads back to Israel and the West Bank on Thursday for more talks on restarting peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. When he was there last month, he walked away with at least one agreement — to improve the West Bank economy. Here's how he put it as he left Israel:

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12:03am

Wed May 22, 2013
Research News

Quantum Or Not, New Supercomputer Is Certainly Something Else

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 8:33 am

Google and NASA are betting that quantum forces are at work inside D-Wave's 512-bit chip.
Courtesy of D-Wave

It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.

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12:01am

Wed May 22, 2013
Your Money

Instead Of Snoozing In Savings, Let's Put $5,000 To Work

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 12:40 pm

Robyn Mackenzie iStockphoto.com

If you have a savings account you probably already know this: Your money there is losing value to inflation. Yields are so low that returns are not even keeping up with the cost of living.

I've been watching some of my own savings dwindle. And that prompted me to take up a challenge: I'm taking $5,000 from personal savings and putting it to work. I'm not a financial whiz, pundit or any kind of guru.

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