8:04am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

A Syrian Tank Shells Turkey, Yet The Response Is Silence. Why?

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 9:28 am

Turkish soldiers stand guard in the town of Akcakale, just across the border from Syria, on Oct. 4. The Turks have often issued stern warnings and retaliated when shooting from the Syrian war has come across their border. But Turkey did not respond to an incident over the weekend.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

Whenever the Syrian military fires across the border into Turkey, it threatens to ignite a major confrontation.

But sometimes the Turks choose to play down cross-border attacks on their territory, and an episode Saturday shows how complicated these shootings can be in a war that continues to evolve.

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6:20am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Murdoch's News Corp. Shuts Down 'The Daily'

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 7:01 am

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch in February 2011, when The Daily was launched. Now, it's in shutdown mode.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Saying that "we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term," News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch said this morning that The Daily will "cease standalone publication" on Dec. 15.

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5:32am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Continue; Clinton Warns Syria

Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi protested outside a top Egyptian court Sunday in Cairo.
Mahmoud Khaled AFP/Getty Images

5:15am

Mon December 3, 2012
KALW Almanac

Monday December 3, 2012

1999 - Tori Murden rows the Atlantic (highlighted story below)
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  • During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest.
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5:02am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

His Holiness Comes To Twitter: Pope Benedict Is '@Pontifex'

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 9:29 am

Pope Benedict XVI. He'll be spreading the word on Twitter.
Andreas Solaro AFP/Getty Images

Starting Dec. 12, the Vatican says, Pope Benedict XVI will be on Twitter to answer questions about faith.

His Holiness will be posting as @Pontifex.

"The handle is a good one. It means 'pope' and it also means 'bridge builder'," Greg Burke, senior media adviser to the Vatican, tells Reuters.

Can he say a lot in 140 characters or less?

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4:35am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Homeless Man Given Boots By NYC Police Officer Chooses To Go Barefoot Again

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 5:34 am

The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. That man was later identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman.
Jennifer Foster NYPD via Facebook

"Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money."

With those few words, 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman says a lot.

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4:25am

Mon December 3, 2012
Animals

Russian School Kids Entertain Lion Cub

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 4:31 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. An elementary school pet is typically an animal that can be kept in a terrarium or a small cage, like say a hamster. For a few hours, some Russian village kids cared for a far wilder creature - a lion cub they found in a field after it escaped from the trunk of a car. Waiting for police to come and take it to a local zoo, the kids played with it in the gym. The cub reportedly swiped the air but did not bite. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:18am

Mon December 3, 2012
Around the Nation

Virginia Man Bowls Perfect Game

With a modified wheelchair and a $20 bowling ball from a yard sale, a Virginia man rolled a perfect game last week. George Holscher had 12 strikes in a row, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Holscher is the second wheelchair bowler on record to rack up 300 points.

1:46am

Mon December 3, 2012
NPR Story

Egypt's Draft Constitution Divides Nation

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 2:12 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who took power last June, is facing a rebellion against his rule. It all started with a set of controversial decrees by the president that put him above the law until a constitution is in place. That move has polarized the country. Judges are on strike and critics say the president is pushing through an illegitimate constitution.

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1:46am

Mon December 3, 2012
NPR Story

Israeli Settlement Plan

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

For years the United States has urged the Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace accord based on a two-state solution. Well, there are growing concerns within the international community that the chances of that ever happening are dimming.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Palestinians angered Israel last week by securing a symbolically important vote at the United Nations General Assembly, upgrading their status from a non-member entity to a non-member state. Israel responded with reprisals.

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