8:30am

Mon April 22, 2013
World

After Boston Bombing, A New Focus On Chechnya

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The ethnic heritage of the Boston bombing suspects, as we just mentioned, is one of the things that officials are now looking at in evaluating the case. The Tsarnaev brothers are ethnically Chechen, although their relatives tell us they never actually lived there. Their parents reportedly fled the Central Asian region in the early 1990s.

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8:18am

Mon April 22, 2013
It's All Politics

A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 3:11 pm

Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul and his son Rand Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, on stage at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2011. At the time, the elder Paul was seeking the Republican nomination for president. He's now retired from Congress, and the younger Paul says he's "considering" his own 2016 bid.
Charles Dharapak AP

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul insists that he won't decide until next year whether a 2016 presidential run is in his future.

But comments the Kentucky Tea Party Republican made this week at a newsmaker breakfast about a run — "we're considering it" — as well as upcoming speaking engagements in early caucus and primary states Iowa and New Hampshire suggest serious consideration.

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8:09am

Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Rescuers Struggling To Reach Areas Of China Hit By Quake

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 10:47 am

As rocks and dirt tumble down a mountainside (at left), a police officer urges people to stay back on a road in Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on Monday. Rescuers are having a hard time getting to victims of Saturday's strong earthquake because of aftershocks and landslides.
CHINA DAILY Reuters /Landov

Reaching the victims of Saturday's strong earthquake in China's Sichuan province remains difficult because of aftershocks and landslides.

According to Voice of America:

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7:19am

Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Sales Of Existing Homes Slip As Inventories Tighten

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 10:42 am

A sale-pending sign is posted in front of a home last month in San Anselmo, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

There was a 0.6 percent dip in sales of existing homes in March from February, the National Association of Realtors reports, because the supply of homes for sale has tightened as the number of would-be buyers rises.

Its data suggest that sales ran at a 4.92 million annual rate last month, falling from a "downwardly revised" pace of 4.95 million the month before.

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7:18am

Mon April 22, 2013
Explosions At Boston Marathon

Boston's Lockdown A Rare Aspect Of Bombing Investigation

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

One of the most startling aspects of Friday's bombing investigation was the shutdown of most of a major metropolitan area. That's rarely, if ever, happened in quite this way. The people around Boston affected Juliette Kayyem, who will talk with us about what this means. She's a former top Homeland Security official from Massachusetts and for the Obama administration. She is now a columnist for the Boston Globe, and her family was locked down on Friday in the Boston area. Welcome to the program, Juliette.

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6:38am

Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Reese Witherspoon Apologizes For Her Behavior

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 10:34 am

Actress Reese Witherspoon in a photo provided by the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections after her arrest early Friday on a disorderly conduct charge.
AP

Now, something completely unrelated to the heavy news of recent days:

"I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said," actress Reese Witherspoon says in a statement sent to Entertainment Weekly and other news outlets about her arrest Friday in Atlanta.

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6:37am

Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Bodies Of First Responders Identified From Texas Explosion

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 10:22 am

A view of the devastation from the fertilizer plant blast on Wednesday in West, Texas.
Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

Authorities have identified four more sets of remains of first responders who battled last week's fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Wednesday's blast killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200, according to officials cited by The Associated Press.

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6:04am

Mon April 22, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday April 22, 2013

  • 112th Day of 2013 / 253 Remaining
  • 60 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:23
  • Sunset:7:52
  • 13 Hours 29 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:4:49pm
  • Moon Set:4:19am
  • Moon’s Phase:88 %
  • 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 gr

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5:45am

Mon April 22, 2013
Environment

This Scientist Aims High To Save The World's Coral Reefs

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 6:52 pm

Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science takes a water sample during his experiment on part of the Great Barrier Reef. The water is slightly pink because his team is using a dye to trace an acid-neutralizing chemical as it flows across the reef.
Richard Harris NPR

Most scientists find a topic that interests them and keep digging deeper and deeper into the details. But Ken Caldeira takes the opposite approach in search for solutions to climate change. He goes after the big questions, and leaves the details to others.

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5:42am

Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Boston Bombings; Midwest Floods; Texas Explosion

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 9:52 am

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Boston Bombings: Monday's Developments; (our running coverage).

-- Midwest's Floods Aren't Over, But So Far, So Good.

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