7:51am

Wed April 10, 2013
Monkey See

Thank G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S: The National Spelling Bee Adds Meaning

Spellers wait to participate in the semi-finals of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

As Eyder Peralta reported last night, the National Spelling Bee has made a big change to its rules.

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7:37am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

'Friends And Neighbors' Exception Part Of Deal On Gun Checks

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:52 am

The scene at a gun show in Alabama last month.
Joe Songer AL.COM /Landov

We last updated this post at 1:50 p.m. ET:

Saying "this is a start and it's not the end of our work," Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia confirmed Wednesday morning that he and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have put together a bipartisan plan that they believe will "keep guns out of dangerous hands."

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6:45am

Wed April 10, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 4/10

The intriguing story of Shaikh Musa.

Fatima Shaik and Jeffrey Reneau at American Center
American Center, Kolkata

Fatima Shaikh has yet to find a family like hers - African American Catholics with a Muslim name - all thanks to a man she had never met, her grandfather Shaikh Muhammad Musa. A Bengali peddler from India who married an African American woman from New Orleans in 1896. He left behind three children but few clues about himself.

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6:35am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

New White House Budget Has Something For Everyone To Dislike

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 9:46 am

Senate Budget Committee staffers unpack boxes of President Obama's 2014 budget proposal on Wednesday.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

UPDATE at 11:05 a.m. ET: Obama: Growing Economy, Shrinking Deficits Both Possible

President Obama unveiled his 2014 budget proposal Wednesday, calling it a "fiscally responsible blueprint" that can help grow the economy and shrink deficits.

The president said his plan addresses the debate about how to expand the economy while reducing government red ink: "This budget answers that argument because we can do both," he said at the Rose Garden.

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6:30am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Anthony Weiner Is Eyeing A Return To Politics

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 8:50 am

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., at a Brooklyn Nets basketball game in November 2012.
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Just under two years after his once-rising political career went up in flames because of an extramarital sexting scandal, former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is plotting a possible comeback.

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5:47am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: North Korea; Obama's Budget; Gun Legislation

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 8:40 am

5:45am

Wed April 10, 2013
KALW Almanac

Wednesday April 10, 2013

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  • 100th Day of 2013 / 265 Remaining
  • 72 Days Until The First Day of Summer
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5:10am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Students Stopped The Stabbing Suspect At Texas College

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:19 am

Dylan Quick, who is accused in the stabbings at Lone Star College, in a photo supplied to the news media Wednesday by the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office.
Reuters /Landov

"My first thought was I need to go catch him."

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5:08am

Wed April 10, 2013
Education

Study: More Adult Pell Grant Students, Not Enough Graduating

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:01 am

The federal government each year gives needy college students billions of dollars they don't have to pay back — $34.5 billion to be exact. More than 9 million students rely on the Pell Grant program. But a new study says much of the money is going to people who never graduate.

Sandy Baum, an expert on student financial aid, has been leading a group in a study of the 48-year-old Pell Grant program. Their report, commissioned by the nonprofit College Board, confirms what many have known for years about grant recipients.

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4:27am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: New Editor Named At 'New York Times Book Review'

The New York Times sign is displayed in front of the newspaper's midtown headquarters in New York City.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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