Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Fannie Mae Posts Record Profit; Paid Taxpayers $11.6 Billion In 2012

Fannie Mae's headquarters in Washington, DC.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The government-controlled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, which needed a $116 billion federal bailout after the housing bubble burst in 2007, said Tuesday that it earned a record $7.6 billion in fourth-quarter 2012 and $17.2 billion for the year.

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Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: North Korea's Latest Threat; Probe Continues In Texas D.A.'s Death

A deputy sheriff walks down the street where the home of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland is located in Forney, Texas. McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were shot dead in their home over the weekend.
Tim Sharp Reuters /Landov


Tue April 2, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday April 2, 2013

  • 92nd Day of 2013 / 273 Remaining
  • 80 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:51
  • Sunset:7:34
  • 12 Hours 43 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:1:39am
  • Moon Set:11:55am
  • Moon’s Phase: Last Quarter
  • 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,

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Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Atlanta Educators Accused In Cheating Scandal Start Turning Themselves In

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 4:59 pm

Ongoing coverage as 35 educators from Atlanta's school system turn themselves in to face charges related to that city's cheating scandal:

Updated at 7:53 p.m. ET Atlantic Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall Surrenders.

Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall arrived at the Fulton County jail just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tue April 2, 2013
Around the Nation

Cuban Dissident Blogger Seeks To Unite Castro's Cuba With Miami's Cuba

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 7:33 am

Yoani Sanchez, internationally known dissident blogger from Cuba, listens to a question as she speaks at the Freedom Tower in Miami on Monday.
Joe Skipper Reuters /Landov

For Cuban-Americans, Miami's Freedom Tower is almost a holy place — a former immigration intake center where thousands came in the 1960s after they fled the island's communist rule.

But across the street from the hall, where Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke Monday, there were protests. A dozen anti-Castro activists repudiated some of Sanchez's past comments, including her support for lifting the long-standing U.S. embargo of Cuba.

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Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

UConn And Cal Punch First Two Tickets To Women's Final Four

Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson hugs teammate Caroline Doty (No. 5) after the Huskies' win Monday night over Kentucky at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant MCT /Landov

The Connecticut women cruised into the Division I basketball championship's Final Four Monday night with an 83-53 win over Kentucky. In the evening's other matchup, California squeaked by Georgia, 65-62.

The Final Four's other two slots will be filled Tuesday night. Notre Dame faces Duke, while Tennessee takes on Louisville. (Check the brackets here. The games are being broadcast by ESPN.)

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Tue April 2, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Should All Women Heed Author's Advice To 'Lean In'?

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 9:04 am

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, speaks at a luncheon for the American Society of News Editors in San Diego.
Gregory Bull AP

Sheryl Sandberg's controversial new book on women and leadership, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, currently tops Amazon's best-seller list in "Business Management and Leadership" alongside Decisive (Chip Heath and Dan Heath),

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Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called 'Facilitators Of Porn'

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 6:21 am

A Barnes & Noble bookstore in Washington, D.C.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

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

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Tue April 2, 2013
Around the Nation

Surprise Party Kidnapping Lands Friends In Hot Water

Friends of a New York man planned a surprise party, but he found out. To surprise him, they threw a pillowcase over his head, threw him in a van and drove him to the party in Pennsylvania. Witnesses to the fake abduction called police, who mounted a massive search.


Tue April 2, 2013
Around the Nation

Mets Opening Day Special For Fan, Usher

In 1964, Robert Ostertag attended his first of 50 straight New York Mets home openers. That same day, Luke Gasparre began his job as an usher. The New York Times captured quite a moment Monday: Gasparre showed Ostertag to his seat in section 310.