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Mon April 8, 2013

5:39am

Mon April 8, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday April 8, 2013

1974
  • 98th Day of 2013 / 267 Remaining
  • 74 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:42
  • Sunset:7:39
  • 12 Hours 57 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:6:36am
  • Moon Set:6:21pm
  • Moon’s Phase:3 %
  • 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 gro

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5:24am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 9:12 am

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1981. She died Monday, at the age of 87.
PA Photos /Landov

Margaret Thatcher, who as British prime minister in the 1980s became known as the "Iron Lady" for her tough economic policies, her partnership with President Reagan in standing up to communism and the short war with Argentina over the Falklands, has died.

Her spokesman, Lord Bell, tells the British Press Association that Baroness Thatcher died Monday following a stroke. She was 87.

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4:54am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Record

The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 11:26 am

The Wu-Tang Clan. Clockwise from left: Ol' Dirty Bastard, the GZA, the RZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Center, from left, Method Man and U-God.
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4:39am

Mon April 8, 2013
Animals

African Leopard Tortoise Cashew Was Never Stolen

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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4:39am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 5:05 am

This AR-15 style weapon was on display in March at the 7th annual Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. It's among the type of weapons that advocates of new gun laws want to see banned.
Joshua Lott Reuters /Landov

If this is President Obama's "make-or-break week on guns," as Politico declares, then it starts with considerable confusion about where things stand regarding the likelihood of passing new gun control laws.

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4:32am

Mon April 8, 2013
Business

Target Apologizes For Poor Choice Of Words

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Target has apologized for a poor choice of words. Susan Clemens was looking at a gray dress on the company's website, when she noticed how the color was described. Regular sizes were dark heather gray. Plus sizes - in the exact, same color - became manatee gray.

Manatees are walrus-like animals. They're also known as sea cows. Clemens tweeted her disgust, and it went viral. The company says from now on, they're just going to go with gray.

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4:24am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Chile Prepares To Exhume Pablo Neruda's Remains

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 4:29 am

Keystone Getty Images

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

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4:04am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 8:28 am

Do not enter: Barriers, including spikes, at the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the Gyeonggi province, South Korea.
Jeon Heon-kyun EPA /LANDOV
  • Louisa Lim, reporting on the NPR Newscast

Monday's developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running even higher than usual in recent weeks:

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1:48am

Mon April 8, 2013
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:09 am

Lilly Pulitzer married into the famous Pulitzer media family but her own fame came from her line of screaming pink, lime and fluorescent yellow shift dresses.

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