10:55am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Body Is ID'd As Missing Student Falsely Linked To Bombings

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 10:58 am

Sunil Tripathi.
Facebook.com

A body pulled out of the water earlier this week in Providence, R.I., has now been identified as that of 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University student who had been missing since March 15.

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9:58am

Thu April 25, 2013
Television

Matthew Weiner On 'Mad Men' And Meaning

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 10:37 am

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was also a writer and producer on The Sopranos for a time.
Michael Yarish AMC

The sixth season of AMC's Mad Men, which premiered April 7, jumps forward in time a few months from where the fifth season concluded. The first episode of the season comes to a close on New Year's Day 1968. That date was designed to set the tone for the entire season.

That year, says Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, is, "as far as I can tell, in the top two or three worst years in U.S. history."

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9:55am

Thu April 25, 2013
It's All Politics

Why The Bush Library Won't Make History

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 10:50 am

Former President George W. Bush speaks alongside former first lady Laura Bush during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday in Dallas.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Will history judge George W. Bush more kindly than his contemporaries have?

The man himself seems fairly indifferent.

"I don't think he really cares much at all, to be honest with you," says Kevin Sullivan, who served as White House communications director during Bush's second term. "I think he cares very little about where his approval rating stands today, compared to 2005 or 2008."

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9:53am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates after reading a statement on chemical weapon use.
Pool Getty Images

Update at 5:45 p.m. ET. 'All Options' On The Table

A White House official reiterated much of what was in the letter sent to Capitol Hill, but added that "all options were on the table in terms of our response."

The official said that reports of the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo in March was one of the incidents being examined.

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9:28am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

At Bush Library Dedication, Bipartisan Praise

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 10:00 am

President Obama, former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Bush library, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and four million photographs.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Four presidents praised another member of their exclusive club Thursday at the dedication of the George W. Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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9:04am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Salt

EU Embraces 'Suspended Coffee': Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 12:48 pm

A barista serves coffee at a cafe in Naples, Italy. The Italian city's long-standing tradition of buying a cup for a less-fortunate stranger is now spreading across Europe.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It's called caffè sospeso — "suspended coffee": A customer pays in advance for a person who cannot afford a cup of coffee.

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9:03am

Thu April 25, 2013
Science

Not Your Ordinary Science Fair

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We're going to switch gears now and tell you about a competition that is really about to take off - pun intended. We're talking about the nation's largest rocketry tournament, the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

If you think that making a model rocket is kids' stuff, listen to this: Teams must build a rocket that can fly as close to 800 feet as possible in about 45 seconds. The rockets have to carry two raw eggs into the air and bring them back safely. The top-ranked teams will compete in the national competition on May 11th.

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9:03am

Thu April 25, 2013
Asia

Rape Of Five-Year-Old Incites Rage In India

The brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in India has caused public outcry there, and led to the arrest of two men. Host Michel Martin explores what the case says about how India handles sexual assault cases. She speaks with Anand Giridharadas, a columnist at The New York Times.

8:37am

Thu April 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Boston ER Doctor Finds Marathon Memories Hard To Shake

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 10:15 am

SWAT team members stand guard on the campus of Massachusetts General Hospital following the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Michael Dwyer AP

I have a recurring nightmare where I am performing CPR on a patient who turns out to be my husband.

Last Monday, my nightmare nearly came true.

It was 2:50 p.m., and the Massachusetts General Hospital ER was filled to capacity.

In the section where I was working, my patients were critically ill, with strokes, heart attacks and overwhelming infections. Even the hallways were packed with patients receiving emergency treatments.

A call over the loudspeakers announced that there had been two explosions. Many people were injured. That's all we knew.

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8:22am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Google Agrees To Change Display Of Search Results In Europe

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 9:16 am

Google makes a deal with the EU.
Adam Berry Getty Images

Google has agreed to modify the way it displays search results in Europe as part of a deal to end a probe by the EU's antitrust body. But rivals Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle will first have to sign off on the changes, reports say.

As ZDNet writes:

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