Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Will Gun Bill Pass Or Fail? Conflicting Signals Yet Again

Left to right: Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) as they unveiled their plan on background checks of gun purchasers.
Molly Riley UPI /Landov

Here's a fresh headline that may be welcome to those who oppose the bipartisan plan to extend background checks of gun purchasers to sales made at gun shows and over the Internet:

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

George W. Bush: 'I'm Comfortable With What I Did'

Former President George W. Bush, as he delivered a tribute at the funeral for pianist Van Cliburn last month in Fort Worth, Texas.
Joyce Marshall MCT /Landov

Since President George W. Bush left office in 2009, The Dallas Morning News writes, he has been "a punching bag for [President] Obama, Democrats and even some Republicans."

But while Bush told the Morning News during an interview for a long story posted over the weekend that "nobody likes to be criticized all the time," he also indicated that the criticism hasn't caused him to question his decisions:

"I'm comfortable with what I did," he said. "I'm comfortable with who I am."

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Dish Network Makes $25 Billion Bid For Sprint

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:36 am

Sprint now has two suitors: Japan's SoftBank and Colorado-based Dish Network.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Satellite TV distributor Dish Network has offered to buy telecom giant Sprint Nextel Corp. in a $25.5 billion deal, a move that could derail a similar offer by the Japanese phone company SoftBank.

Dish says that it has offered $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock for Sprint. After the news was announced on Monday, Sprint's stock jumped 15 percent in pre-market trading, according to The Associated Press.

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

FAA Orders Inspection Of Boeing 737s

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:45 am

An American Airlines 737-800 aircraft in January. The 737-800 is one of several variants the FAA has ordered to be inspected.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Federal aviation officials have ordered that more than 1,000 Boeing 737s be examined to see if a key part on the plane's tail section needs to be replaced, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the airworthiness directive for a pin that holds the 737's horizontal stabilizer to the rest of the tail, to see if it is in danger of failing prematurely. The horizontal stabilizer — also known as the tail plane — enables the pilot to control the aircraft's pitch.

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'Mila' Is First Grandchild For George W. And Laura Bush

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 11:48 am

Former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush with their daughter Jenna Bush Hager (holding baby Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager) and her husband Henry Hager
Today Show

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, gave birth over the weekend to a girl.

Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager is named for her grandmothers, the former president announced in a statement. According to The Associated Press, the little girl's nickname is pronounced MEE-luh.

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: North Korea; Venezuela; And Gun Control

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:20 am


Mon April 15, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday April 15, 2013

  • 105th Day of 2013 / 260 Remaining
  • 67 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:32
  • Sunset:7:46
  • 13 Hours 14 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:10:08am
  • Moon Set: 12:44am(Tuesday)
  • Moon’s Phase:25 %
  • 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 pin

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

At Golf's Masters, A Nice Guy Finished First

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:04 am

Adam Scott (left) of Australia celebrates after winning a playoff against Angel Cabrera (right) of Argentina at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. In between them is Steve Williams, Scott's caddie.
Kyodo /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Tom Goldman reports on the 2013 Masters

Search the morning-after stories about Sunday's dramatic finish at golf's Masters Tournament and one thing becomes clear. Adam Scott, the 32-year-old Australian who won after a two-hole playoff with Argentina's Angel Cabrera, seems to be one heck of a guy:

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Mon April 15, 2013
Around the Nation

6 Year Old Takes Car Out To Get Chinese

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:28 am



Good morning. People in Lapeer, Michigan called to report a car moving erratically. Callers said it looked like a six-year-old was driving. Police discovered a six-year-old was driving. He'd taken the keys off the counter at home and taught himself what to do. Asked what he thought he was doing, the boy explained that he was going out for Chinese food, of course.

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Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Threats And Crises Are 'Just Normal North Korean Diplomacy'

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 8:58 am

North Korean soldiers marched past statues of founder Kim Il Sung and his son, former leader Kim Jong Il, on Monday in Pyongyang. North Korea celebrated Kim Il Sung's 101st birthday.
Kyodo /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with Andrei Lankov about North Korea

Monday is "the day of the sun" in North Korea — a celebration of founder Kim Il Sung's birth in 1912.

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