12:55pm

Mon March 25, 2013
Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 6:57 am

Tame Impala.
Maciek Pozoga Courtesy of the artist

Our panel of public-radio music obsessives has five more favorites to share. KCRW music director Jason Bentley can't get enough of the new Frightened Rabbit album. Alisa Ali, a DJ for New York's The Alternate Side indie-rock channel, picked a great new track by the promising Glasgow act CHVRCHES. Baltimore's Friday-night hip-hop show Strictly Hip Hop highlighted the new jam by Joey Bada$$.

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12:54pm

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Sen. Rob Portman's Son: 'I'm Proud Of My Dad'

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 1:16 pm

This undated photo provided the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman shows, from left to right, son Will Portman, wife Jane Portman, Sen. Portman, daughter Sally Portman, and son Jed Portman.
Uncredited AP

In an editorial for the Yale student newspaper, Will Portman says he is "proud" of his dad for his evolution on gay marriage.

Will Portman told his family he was gay two years ago, leading Rob Portman, the prominent Republican senator from Ohio, to have a change of heart on the issue of gay marriage.

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12:40pm

Mon March 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Gates Foundation Says It's Time For A Snazzier Condom

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:02 am

An estimated 15 billion condoms are manufactured each year and 750 million people use them.
ederk iStockphoto.com

Last summer Bill Gates and his foundation held a competition to reinvent the toilet. Now he's hoping to do the same for condoms.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is putting up $100,000 to the best proposal for a more fun and pleasurable condom.

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12:22pm

Mon March 25, 2013
Africa

Islamists Say They Are Filling Vacuum Left By Egyptian State

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 2:59 pm

Egyptian men and boys pray at a mosque in Assiut, southern Egypt, that serves as the headquarters for Gamaa al-Islamiya, a group that once waged a bloody insurgency, attacking police and Christians in a campaign to create an Islamic state. Now the Islamist group says it's determined to ensure law and order in the area.
Nariman El-Mofty AP

In the lush Nile Valley city of Assiut, the police went on strike earlier this month, along with thousands of other cops across the country. They demanded the ouster of the minister of interior, and more guns and equipment to deal with anti-government protests.

A group of hard-line Islamists then stunned the city, which is south of Cairo, by promising to handle security during the strike. The next day, the policemen were back at work.

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12:06pm

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Goldman Cuts BlackBerry Rating After Stalled Z10 Launch

BlackBerry's Z10: "Disappointing" launch.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Goldman Sachs on Monday downgraded BlackBerry after a disappointing launch for the company's new smartphone, the Z10.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Goldman slashed its investment rating on the Canada-based company — formerly known as Research in Motion, or RIM — to neutral from buy, citing weak support for the new product.

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12:00pm

Mon March 25, 2013
My Mix Tape

"Marry the Night" by Lady Gaga

Sean Fitzhoward reflects on wholehearted self-acceptance. 

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12:00pm

Mon March 25, 2013
My Mix Tape

"Sunshine, Lollipos and Rainbows" by Lesley Gore

Louis Charles Brown claps his hands to sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows. 

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11:50am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Tiger Woods Back On Top: Bay Hill Win Catapults Him To No. 1

Tiger Woods plays a shot on the 5th hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida.
Sam Greenwood Getty Images

Tiger Woods is back on top. With his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Woods is now ranked the No. 1 player in the world.

As The Washington Post explains, this is the first time Woods is at the top since both his personal life and his professional life crumbled following a 2009 cheating scandal that ended in divorce and a plummet from the top of the golf world.

The Post says:

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11:07am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Costa Rica's Soccer Federation Complains About Snow, Asks For Rematch Against U.S.

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 12:57 pm

Midfielder Clint Dempsey of the United States dribbles the ball during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado.
Dustin Bradford Getty Images

Last Friday, the United States won an epic World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica. The team did it outside Denver, under what were essentially blizzard conditions.

Now, on the eve of a Mexico vs. U.S. game in Mexico City, Costa Rica has lodged a formal complaint with FIFA, saying the "physical integrity" of the players and officials was affected and "ball movement became impossible." The country is now asking for a rematch of their 1-0 loss.

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10:51am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 2:59 pm

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images

There's no bigger sports story in the nation this week than what Florida Gulf Coast University's team did during the first weekend of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship.

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