7:18am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Salt

In The Land Of Wild Ramps, It's Festival Time

Ramps, or wild leeks, are a member of the lily family and resemble scallions with their wide leaves and small, white bulbs tinged a rusty red.
John Blankenship The Register-Herald

Springtime in Appalachia means ramp festival season. But even as ramp festivals attract record numbers of people seeking a fleeting taste of the seasonal garlic-scented greens, scientists warn that overharvesting is forcing wild populations into decline.

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7:16am

Fri May 10, 2013
Shots - Health News

It Came From Norway To Take On A Medical Goliath

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 4:37 am

Sometimes it's the hospital that gets the exam.
iStockphoto.com

Even if I hadn't known the hospital inspectors were coming, I would have figured it out quickly enough from my email.

The admonitions were flying:

"Know your safety protocols backwards and forwards!"

"Sign things legibly, or at the very least print your name below the signature."

"Wash your hands before and after patient contact. (The surveyors will be watching .... )"

It's boilerplate stuff that doctors like me should do all the time but often overlook.

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6:44am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Jacob & Sophia Rule Among Baby Names, Liz & Liam Are Hot

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 5:09 am

If this was a contest, some might call for the name Jacob to be retired after so many wins.

According to the Social Security Administration:

"Jacob and Sophia are repeat champions as America's most popular baby names for 2012. This is the fourteenth year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia."

Rounding out the top 10 lists:

Girls / Boys

2. Emma / Mason

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6:28am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Spire Intact, World Trade Center Stretches To 1,776 Feet

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 8:32 am

One World Trade Center stands at its full height of 1,776 feet Friday, after a crane lifted its spire into place. The New York City skyline is seen here from the Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J.
Julio Cortez AP

With its glittering spire firmly attached, the new World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere on Friday morning. The building at One World Trade Center now stands at 1,776 feet.

"It will give a tremendous indication to people around the entire region, and the world, that we're back and better than ever," Steven Plate, the head of construction at the World Trade Center, said last week when the spire was hauled to the top of the building.

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5:46am

Fri May 10, 2013
KALW Almanac

Friday May 10, 2013

1869
  • 130th Day of 2013 / 235 Remaining
  • 42 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:03
  • Sunset:8:09
  • 13 Hours 6 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:6:32am
  • Moon Set:9:03pm
  • Moon’s Phase:1 %
  • 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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5:20am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Could Face Thousands Of Charges

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 7:56 am

Ariel Castro during his arraignment Thursday at Cleveland Municipal Court. He's accused of kidnapping and raping three young women, and then holding a daughter born to one of those women captive. The women had been missing for about a decade. The child is now six years old.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images
  • Brian Bull of WCPN reports

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET. DNA Testing Confirms Suspect Is Child's Father, Ohio Attorney General Says:

Preliminary DNA tests confirm that Ariel Castro, the man charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping three young women held captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade, is the father of a girl born to one of the victims six years ago, Ohio's attorney general announced Friday morning.

A statement posted by Attorney General Mike DeWine's office says:

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5:10am

Fri May 10, 2013
Politics

Immigration Bill Remains Largely Intact After 1st Hearing

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Let's get an update now on one of this year's major policy debates. There is an immigration bill under consideration. The law, if passed, has the potential to be a major success story for President Obama and for the bipartisan group of lawmakers who drafted it. Opponents of the bill have major concerns about how it treats people who came to the U.S. illegally, and also about how much the law would cost.

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4:33am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Microsoft Rumored To Be Interested In Buying Nook

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 9:33 am

Microsoft already owns nearly a 17 percent stake in Nook Media.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

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

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4:24am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Two-Way

FBI Says Data About Probe Of Bombing Suspect Was Shared

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 5:43 am

FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers (at the microphones), Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis (standing, at far left) and other authorities briefing the news media on April 19. That's the day Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed and his brother, Dzhokhar, was captured.
Neal Hamberg Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': Brian Naylor reports

Boston Police Chief Edward Davis told Congress on Thursday that before the Boston Marathon bombings, his department wasn't aware the FBI had questioned Tamerlan Tsarnaev in recent years about whether he had been in contact with Muslim extremists in Dagestan.

As far as he knew, Davis said, the FBI did not share that information with local authorities.

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4:20am

Fri May 10, 2013
Around the Nation

Sophia, Jacob Top Popular Baby Names List

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 5:10 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. The Social Security Administration has put out its list of the most popular baby names from last year. Topping the list for girls: Sophia. For boys, it's Jacob. As for fast rising contenders, Aria is becoming popular for girls. It seems parents are inspired by "Game of Thrones." Boys names gaining popularity: Major, King and Messiah.

A few other names of interest: David is hanging on at number 19, and Steve, where is Steve? Oh, 762.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's a little too exotic.

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