3:46pm

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Myanmar Imposes New Curfews Amid Anti-Muslim Violence

A man walks amid debris of buildings destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila, about 340 miles north of Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday.
Khin Maung Win AP

The government of Myanmar has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew in three townships amid growing anti-Muslim violence that is drawing closer to the main city of Yangon.

Violence against Muslims has been a major problem in the country as President Thein Sein introduces democratic changes after decades of military rule.

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3:44pm

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Gun Store Owner Says He's No Longer Selling Mark Kelly A Rifle

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:09 am

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly attend a news conference on March 6, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.
Joshua Lott Getty Images

A gun store owner in Arizona says he is refusing to sell Mark Kelly a semi-automatic rifle.

Kelly, along with his wife Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head during a shooting rampage at an event with her constituents, have become advocates for stricter gun controls. Kelly posted on Facebook that he had bought an AR-15. He said he didn't have possession yet, but he was planning on turning it over to Tucson Police once he did.

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2:40pm

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Indian Political Row Over Sri Lanka Spills Over Into Sport

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 3:23 pm

The Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate their win against the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League final in Chennai, India, on May 27, 2012. Citing security concerns, the IPL announced Tuesday that it won't feature Sri Lankan players in the city.
Aijaz Rahi AP

A political dispute in India over relations with Sri Lanka has spilled over into the country's national pastime: cricket.

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2:23pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Shots - Health News

Employers Try To Spur Healthy Behaviors With Health Plan Rewards

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Chick-Fil-A employees Jennifer Cummins, right, and Joshua Figaretti work out in the gym during lunch at the company's corporate headquarters office in Hapeville, Ga. Increasingly employers are offering health plan incentives to encourage healthy behaviors from workers.
Ric Feld AP

As employers try to nudge employees toward healthy behaviors, a growing number are taking aim at the medical expense accounts linked to the health plans they offer their workers.

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1:56pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

'It's Bad For Business': Employers Side With DOMA Opponents

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 2:58 pm

Starbucks is among the companies that have filed a brief against the Defense of Marriage Act, being challenged at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act — the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. And among those asking the justices to strike it down is a broad cross section of corporate America.

Nearly 300 companies have filed a brief arguing that the law — called DOMA for short — hits them where it counts: their bottom lines.

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1:56pm

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

China, Vietnam Clash Over Disputed Islands

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Aerial view of the city of Sansha on an island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China considers part of its territory.
STR AFP/Getty Images

China is once again at odds with a maritime neighbor over disputed islands, this time — as often — leading to a little shooting and a lot of posturing.

The latest confrontation is with Vietnam over the mostly uninhabited Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi has accused Beijing's forces of firing on a Vietnamese vessel engaged in fishing near the islands, which both sides claim.

Vietnam did not say if anyone was hurt in the incident that occurred last Wednesday, but it described the matter as "very serious."

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1:45pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Documentary Special

Rosa Parks - Quiet Revolutionary

Rosa Parks's moment in history - refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 - is celebrated as the birth of the civil rights movement in the USA. Max Easterman offers a unique portrait of the woman whose simple act of defiance inspired Martin Luther King and civil rights activism across the world.  Tuesday at 7pm.

1:45pm

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

William Shatner Says He's 'Appalled' At IRS 'Star Trek' Parody Video

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 3:54 pm

This video image from an Internal Revenue Service video shows an IRS employee portraying Mr. Spock.
Uncredited AP

William Shatner has made up his mind about the Star Trek parody video produced by the Internal Revenue Service. He tweeted:

"So I watched that IRS video. I am appalled at the utter waste of US tax dollars."

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1:04pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Law

Knox Or Not: Plenty Of Cases Are Tried Without A Defendant

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 2:04 pm

Amanda Knox is led away from an appeals court in Perugia, Italy, in November 2010. Her murder conviction in the death of a flatmate was ultimately overturned, but now, Italy's highest court has ruled she must be retried.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

Amanda Knox may never again set foot in Italy. But that doesn't mean she won't face another trial there.

Courts around the world — particularly in Italy — have shown themselves willing to try people in absentia.

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12:39pm

Tue March 26, 2013
The Salt

Food Fraud Database Lets Us All Play Detective

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 8:45 am

Spices are common targets for food fraudsters.
iStockphoto.com

By now we know that not every food is what it seems.

Beef might be horse meat, and tuna might be much cheaper escolar. Extra virgin olive oil is often nothing of the kind.

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