5:57am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Rough Weather Ahead; U.S. Weapon Designs Hacked

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 am

5:42am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Not Everyone's A Fan Of Amazon's Fan Fiction Move

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 6:57 am

Seattle-based Amazon announced last week that it will begin selling fan fiction. CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a 2009 event.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:27am

Tue May 28, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday May 28, 2013

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This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon.

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5:22am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Rutgers Stands Behind New Athletic Director

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 am

Julie Hermann, the incoming athletic director at Rutgers University.
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Saying that "Julie's entire record of accomplishment ... is stellar," Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has issued a statement supporting the school's incoming athletic director — who has come under intense scrutiny because of allegations about how she treated players she once coached.

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4:58am

Tue May 28, 2013
Business

Bausch + Lomb Sold; Investors Seek To Buy Club Med

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with corporate sell-offs.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GREENE: Bausch + Lomb has been sold. The drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals is buying the 160-year-old eye care company for $8.7 billion.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Valeant - which is a Canadian company - has been on a buying spree recently, as it moves to become a bigger player in the global pharmaceutical market.

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4:58am

Tue May 28, 2013
Around the Nation

Tragic Result: Sniper Tries To Help Troubled Veteran

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Now, the story of a fallen hero. Chris Kyle was known as one of the best snipers in the history of the American military. In February, the former Navy SEAL was shot and killed, but his death did not come on the battlefield. It happened at home in Texas, at the hands of another veteran, a former Marine named Eddie Ray Routh. In the latest issue of the New Yorker magazine, Nicholas Schmidle traces the intersecting paths of these two men.

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4:58am

Tue May 28, 2013
Business

Girl Scout Troops Look To Sell Real Estate

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 12:05 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Let's move now to another group of young tech savvy folks - the Girl Scouts. The organization now offers merit badges for things like website design and digital movie making.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Still, they do place value on the great outdoors - like always - offering camping and hiking badges. And that brings us to today's last word in business: unhappy campers.

MONTAGNE: As we head into summer, many young Brownie and Junior Scouts are signing up for the Girl Scout camp.

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4:58am

Tue May 28, 2013
Business

How Code For America's Apps Benefit Kansas City

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now for people who enjoy using technology, it might feel like there's an app for everything. Some are mindless. I mean I'm a little embarrassed to tell you how much time I spend baking fake pizza on my mobile device. Then there are apps that are meant to actually be productive. And let's hear about one of those now.

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4:27am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Report: An Angry Russia Will Deliver Missiles To Syria

Originally published on Sun June 2, 2013 5:40 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron met earlier this month. Cameron said then that he was encouraged by Russia's willingness to take part in a peace conference on Syria. Now, Russia is said to be angry about the EU's decision to lift an embargo on arming the Syrian opposition.
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The European Union's decision to end its embargo on arming the opposition in Syria has been followed by sharp criticism from Russia's foreign ministry and word that Russia will follow through on plans to deliver anti-aircraft missiles to President Bashar Assad's military.

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4:26am

Tue May 28, 2013
Around the Nation

New York's Bike Share Program Off To A Bumpy Start

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 4:59 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. After much anticipation, New York City has kicked off its bike share program. Riders can pick up a bike, take a ride and return it to a different spot. So far it's been a bumpy ride. About a hundred keys that members use to unlock bikes were lost in the mail. And, as workers were loading the $825 bikes in for the first day of service this week, someone snagged one and rode off.

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