6:05am

Wed April 24, 2013
KALW Almanac

Wednesday April 24, 2013

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  • 114th Day of 2013 / 251 Remaining
  • 58 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:20
  • Sunset:7:54
  • 13 Hours 34 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:7:03pm
  • Moon Set:5:28am
  • Moon’s Phase:98 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • April 25 @ 12:59pm
  • Full Pink Moon
  • Full Sprouting Grass Moon
  • Full Egg Moon
  • Full Fish Moon

This moon’s  name came from the herb moss pink, or wild g

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6:02am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 6:37 am

This is a composite of 25 separate images spanning the period from April 16, 2012, to April 15, 2013. In a video, NASA has also collected three years' worth of such images and set them in a new video.
NASA/SDO/AIA/S

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.

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5:40am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 10:27 am

Relatives mourn a victim at the site of the building collapse.
A.M. Ahad AP

More than 85 people are dead and scores injured in Bangladesh after the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

The building, called Rana Plaza, housed several garment factories in the town of Savar. A firefighter at the scene told Reuters that about 2,000 people were inside when the upper floors jolted down on top of each other Wednesday.

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5:04am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Violent Protests In Paris After Same-Sex Marriage Law Passes

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 6:41 am

Protesters took to the streets of Paris on Tueday after parliament gave its final OK to a law legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.
Yoan Valat EPA /LANDOV

"Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police near France's lower house of parliament late on Tuesday just hours after the country legalized gay marriage, with opponents of the law hurling projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas," France 24 reports.

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4:34am

Wed April 24, 2013
Around the Nation

TV Captioning Service Apologizes For Identity Mistake

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Some of the media made mistakes during coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing. A sign of integrity is whether you correct them. A TV captioning service apologized for its mistake. Viewers in Dallas saw the bombing suspect misidentified. The screen read: "Marathon Bomber: He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel." For the record, the suspect is 19-year-old Chechen immigrant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and not the star of the TV series "New Girl." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:24am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Letters Reveal A Caustic But Affectionate Salinger

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 8:01 am

A photo of J.D. Salinger taken in September 1961.
AP

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

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4:15am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Bombing Investigation: Wednesday's Developments

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 4:45 pm

A Massachusetts state trooper salutes Wednesday during the memorial service for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer Sean Collier on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass.
Brian Snyder Reuters /Landov

The latest developments in the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon and related news include:

Update at 7:36 p.m. ET. Suspect Unarmed When Arrested:

When police cornered Dzhokhar Tsarnev in a boat in Watertown, they said they traded fire with the Boston bombing suspect.

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3:44am

Wed April 24, 2013
Around the Nation

Washington State Now Has Gender-Neutral Laws

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 4:20 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

It was a yeoman's task but they would never put it that way in Washington State. The state just completed a six-year effort to rewrite its laws using gender-neutral language. Terms like fisherman and freshman were replaced by fisher and first-year student. Penmanship became handwriting. More than 3,000 sections of the law were revised but some words did not change. Manhole and man lock are words that survived; they just couldn't find a better way of saying them.

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2:54am

Wed April 24, 2013
NPR Story

Racin Case: Charges Dropped Against Miss. Man

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 4:20 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Here's another reminder that a fast-moving news story can completely change. Prosecutors have dropped the charges against Paul Kevin Curtis. He's the Elvis impersonator first arrested in the case of ricin being sent to U.S. officials, as we reported last week.

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2:54am

Wed April 24, 2013
NPR Story

Business News

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 4:20 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

How you like them apples? Apple is at the start of our business news.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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