6:50am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Russian Security Service Claims To Have Uncovered CIA Agent

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 4:09 pm

In Moscow's Red Square, people still line up to visit Lenin's tomb. Though the Cold War is over, Russia and the U.S. keep watchful eyes on each other. Tuesday, Russian officials claimed to have uncovered a CIA spy.
Sergei Ilnitsky EPA /Landov

From Russia Today:

"Russia's counterintelligence agency has detained a CIA agent in Moscow trying to recruit an officer of the Russian secret service, the Federal Security Service (FSB) announced. The agent was operating under guise of career diplomat."

According to Reuters, the Russian foreign ministry has summoned U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul for a discussion.

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6:36am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

She's No Diva: Unruly Flier Sings 'I Will Always Love You'

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 7:46 am

As she was led off the plane the singer (with bag) was recorded by at least one passenger.
YouTube.com

In case you haven't seen and heard it yet, there's a short video clip circulating of what it was like last Friday as a woman aboard a flight from Los Angeles to New York was taken off the plane after an unscheduled stop in Kansas City.

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5:57am

Tue May 14, 2013

5:52am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Afghan Taxes Weigh Heavily On U.S. Contractors, Report Says

Since 2008, the Afghan government has assessed nearly $1 billion dollars in taxes β€” sometimes erroneously β€” on U.S. contractors working in the country, according to a new report from the Pentagon's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, NPR's Tom Bowman tells our Newscast Desk.

John Sopko, the special inspector general, says the tax confusion has led to the arrest of contractors for nonpayment, increased costs to the U.S. government and interruptions to American military operations.

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5:27am

Tue May 14, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday May 14, 2013

1973
  • 134th Day of 2013 / 231 Remaining
  • 38 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:5:59
  • Sunset:8:12
  • 14 Hours 13 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:9:45am
  • Moon Set:12:03am(Wednesday)
  • Moon’s Phase:19 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • May 24 @ 9:27pm
  • Full Flower Moon
  • Full Corn Planting Moon
  • Full Milk Moon
  • In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time.
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5:03am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon Debuts Its Virtual Currency

The new Amazon Coins are making some people in the publishing world a little uncomfortable.
Courtesy of Amazon.com

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

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4:10am

Tue May 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Series Of Vehicle Accidents Blamed On Zombie Attack

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:19 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Americans have celebrated Charles Ramsey almost every possible way and that includes Stephen Munhollon's tattoo. Ramsey saw trouble at a neighbor's house and rescued the three kidnapped women. Munhollon says he was caught up in the celebration. He's a tattoo artist. Fox 8 in Cleveland says he sat for five hours while another artist tattooed Ramsey's face on the back of his leg. Munhollon says people will ask to have their picture taken next to his calf.

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3:43am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Actress Angelina Jolie Shares Story Of Her Double Mastectomy

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 5:48 am

Actress Angelina Jolie at a news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry (in background) and other foreign ministers in London last month. They held a forum on how to reduce sexual violence against women in conflict zones β€” an issue she has often spoken about.
Alastair Grant PA Photos /Landov

Saying she is "writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience," actress Angelina Jolie reveals on the op-ed pages of The New York Times that she had a double mastectomy earlier this year to substantially reduce the chances she will develop breast cancer.

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1:49am

Tue May 14, 2013
Health

Philly Murder Conviction Expected To Inflame Abortion Debate

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:19 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Now, the murder conviction of Kermit Gosnell is likely to bring more sparks to the already heated abortion debate in Washington and across the nation. Those on both sides of the divide have been gearing up for what comes next. Here's NPR's Julie Rovner.

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1:49am

Tue May 14, 2013
Afghanistan

Younger Generation Poised To Lead Afghanistan's Future

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:19 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep, in Washington, with David Greene.

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