Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

After Rising To Pre-recession Levels, Stocks Pause; Will Bulls Resume Running?

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Almost as surely as the sun rises in the east, stories about the stock market hitting new highs are sure to be followed by declines in key indexes.

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Mon January 28, 2013

Remembering Journalist Stanley Karnow

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 12:22 pm



Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and historian Stanley Karnow, whose best-selling book "Vietnam: A History," was the basis of an acclaimed public television documentary series, died Sunday at the age of 87. His work as a foreign correspondent was centered in southeast Asia, where he spent more than three decades, starting in 1959 when he began his reporting from Vietnam.

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Kyung Jin Lee is a criminal justice reporter for KALW News. Her stories have taken her through the trails of the Golden Gate Park to the streets of Occupy Oakland and the suburban backroads of Castro Valley.

Kyung Jin is also a general assignment contributor for KQED News. Her work has been featured on San Francisco Public Press and the East Bay Express. She holds a M.S. degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.  


Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Iran Claims 'Major Achievement;' Says Monkey Was Sent Into Space

An image from Iran's state-controlled Press TV showing the monkey that was reportedly sent into space today strapped into its seat.
Press TV


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Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

In Egypt: Protests Continue, Opposition Balks At Talks With Morsi

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 6:15 am

Mourners shouted during a funeral procession today in Port Said, Egypt, for some of those killed during Saturday's protests.
AFP/Getty Images

A fifth day of "widening unrest," as The New York Times puts it, is underway in Egypt.

Clashes continue, Merrit Kennedy reports from Cairo for the NPR Newscast, even though President Mohammed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and night curfews in three provinces.

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Mon January 28, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday January 28, 2013

  • 28th Day of 2013 / 337 Remaining
  • 51Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:16
  • Sunset:5:30
  • 10 Hours 14 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:7:26pm
  • Moon Set:7:49am
  • Moon’s Phase: 97 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • February 25 @ 12:28pm
  • Full Snow Moon
  • Full Hunger Moon

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called

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Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Brazilian Nightclub Disaster: Toxic Smoke, Barriers Blamed For Horrible Toll

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 7:59 am

Mourners at the coffin of one victim of the fire at the Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil.
Marcelo Sayao EPA /LANDOV

Survivors and authorities are telling harrowing tales of what it was like early Sunday inside the Kiss nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, where more than 230 people died as a fire swept through the building.

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Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

'Path To Citizenship' Part Of Senators' Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Air interdiction agent Jake Linde in 2010, on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.
John Moore Getty Images
  • From the NPR Newscast: Jim Hawk reports

Saying their proposal would "secure the border, modernize and streamline our current legal immigration system" and create "a tough but fair legalization program for individuals who are currently here," eight senators unveiled a "bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration reform."

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Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

French And Malian Forces Take Airport In Timbuktu; Islamists Burn Library

A French soldier in central Mali on Sunday.
Nic Bothma EPA /LANDOV

While French and Malian forces have taken control of Timbuktu's airport in what NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports may be a turning point in their fight against Islamist extremists, there's also word that before the Islamists fled the ancient city they set fire to a library that holds "thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts."

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