Sat December 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Sandy Hook Elementary Victims' Names Released

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 7:49 am

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II released a list of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Sat December 15, 2012

Cannabis News Roundup: December 15, 2012

Cannabis leaf

(Raw Story) // US Senator Patrick Leahy wants to know “What assurance can and will the administration give to state officials involved in licensing of marijuana retailers,” protecting them from federal intervention. This question is from a letter sent by Senator Leahy earlier this month to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. One assurance would be to amend the law to allow possession, where permitted.

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Sat December 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Hillary Clinton Falls, Suffers Concussion

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 10:52 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this month in Dublin.
Kevin Lamarque AFP/Getty Images

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who earlier this week canceled a trip to Morocco and the Middle East because she was ill with a stomach virus, is at home recovering from a concussion she suffered in a fall, her spokesman says.

According to an email that State has sent to reporters, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines says that:

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Sat December 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns?

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 7:22 am

A gun shop in Glendale, Calif.
Gabriel Bouys AFP/Getty Images

The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.

If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.

Pew Research Center writes that:

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Sat December 15, 2012
The Salt

Your Kitchen Trash Reborn As Abstract Art

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 10:37 am

Mixed Drinks
Courtesy of Huguette Roe

Consider the lowly soda can. After the pop, the fizz, the guzzle, it's dumped into a recycling bin and chucked curbside with the rest of the trash.

But just as it has reached a sort of existential low point — empty, forgotten, discarded — voila! The can transforms into a thing of beauty.

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Sat December 15, 2012
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Daniel Handler And Paul Lukacs

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 8:39 am

Meredith Heuer Courtesy of Little, Brown & Co.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Sat December 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Other News: Egyptians Vote; Assad's Forces Fight Back

In Cairo earlier today, a man dips his finger on an ink pad so that he can mark having voted during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution.
Daniel Berehulak Getty Images

We continue to follow the tragic news from Newtown, Conn., about Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school.

There is, of course, other news:

-- "Some Polling Issues As Egyptians Vote On Draft Constitution." (NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson)

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Sat December 15, 2012
The Two-Way

'We Have Endured Far Too Many Of These Tragedies,' President Says

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 5:21 am

Flags were were lowered to half-staff at the U.S. Capitol and other federal buildings after Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

President Obama focuses on the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., in his weekly radio/Web address. His message echoes the emotional comments he made to the nation Friday afternoon.

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Sat December 15, 2012
The Two-Way

In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 2:46 am

Parishioners attend a prayer service at Saint Johns Episcopal Church near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
John Angelillo UPI /Landov


Sat December 15, 2012
NPR Story

Connecticut School Joins Growing List Of Deadly Shootings

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 10:43 am



The Sandy Hook Elementary School joins a sad and lengthening list of names in recent U.S. history. Since 12 students and a teacher were killed at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999, there have been scores of other school shootings - so many it may be hard to recall all the names: Red Lake, Nickel Mines, Virginia Tech and Chardon High School are just a few of the names that have become branded by tragedy. Ben Markus of Colorado Public Radio spoke with Frank DeAngelis, the principal of Columbine High School.

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