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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10:02am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Salt

Spanish Town To Host Its First Seder In More Than 500 Years

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 12:39 pm

A view of the medieval town of Ribadavia, in Galicia, in the north of Spain.
José Antonio Gil Martínez/via Flickr

Jews all over the world are gathering around dinner tables Monday night to celebrate the first night of Passover, one of the most important festivals of the Jewish calendar. And in the small, northern Spanish town of Ribadavia, Spanish, American and Israeli Jews are coming together to conduct the first Seder there in more than 500 years.

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9:40am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

President's Pen Establishes New National Monuments

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 10:53 am

Kayak at Sunset San Juan Islands.
Mark B. Gardner San Juan Islands Visitor Bureau

President Obama on Monday designated five new national monuments, including one in Maryland dedicated to anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman and another setting aside Washington state's San Juan Islands.

"These sites honor the pioneering heroes, spectacular landscapes and rich history that have shaped our extraordinary country," President Obama said in a statement. "By designating these national monuments today, we will ensure they will continue to inspire and be enjoyed by generations of Americans to come."

Here's a list of the new dedications:

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9:39am

Mon March 25, 2013
Fresh Air Interviews

Remembering Chinua Achebe And The Importance Of Struggle

To remember Chinua Achebe who died last Thursday, Fresh Air listens back to an interview with the great African writer that originally aired on May 10, 1988. In it, Achebe talks about the literary trope of the white explorer or missionary living amongst the savages, and the importance of struggle.

9:39am

Mon March 25, 2013
Fresh Air Interviews

How And Why The Hollywood Star Machine Made 'Gods Like Us'

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 11:25 am

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As a film critic for The Boston Globe, Ty Burr has met a lot of movie stars and is often asked what they're really like. What he has realized is that often, the actor's image has little to do with their actual personality, but that's not what interests him; Burr is more curious about why we ask that question to begin with. Burr wants to know "why we respond to these people who we think are larger than life [and] that are — especially in the classic days — manufactured and all their irregularities sanded off and presented to us as some kind of perfection."

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