5:21am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Honolulu, Chicago Campaign To Host Obama's Presidential Library

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 5:37 am

President Obama arrives on Capitol Hill earlier this month.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:19am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Dueling Claims In Syria After Unconfirmed Reports About Chemical Weapons

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:23 am

While state-controlled media in Syria are claiming that opposition forces are responsible for what may have been a chemical weapon attack Tuesday in the city of Aleppo, rebel spokesman Qassim Saadeddine is telling Reuters that the opposition was "not behind this attack."

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4:57am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

World Baseball Classic's All-Caribbean Showdown Is A Winner Either Way

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 8:35 am

The Dominican Republic celebrates after beating the Netherlands 4-1 in Monday's semifinal game of the World Baseball Classic in San Francisco.
Jeff Chiu AP

NPR's Tom Goldman is covering the World Baseball Classic tournament and sends along this report:

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4:52am

Tue March 19, 2013
Religion

Installation Mass Launches Pope Francis' Papacy

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:42 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELLS RINGING)

INSKEEP: That's the sound of bells in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, as Pope Francis celebrated his inaugural Mass today. The ceremony was infused with meaning, both in the substance of what the new pope said and the symbolism of how he was presented.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us on the line from Rome.

Hi, Sylvia.

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4:37am

Tue March 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Broncos Cut Player After Missed Contract Deadline

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:42 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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4:34am

Tue March 19, 2013
Around the Nation

A Guilty Conscience Needs No Accuser

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:45 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

A guilty conscience needs no accuser. The Barry County Sheriff's Department in Michigan received $1,200 in cash yesterday with an emotional letter. The writer admitted stealing $800 from a convenience store some 30 years ago; writing, quote, "I can't begin to say how sorry I am, but have lived with this guilt too long."

A noble gesture but keeping up with inflation, the robber would technically owe another $600.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:26am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

For Pope Francis, A Simple Mass And A Call To Protect The Poor

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:14 am

Greeting the faithful: Pope Francis as he arrived in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square on Tuesday for his inaugural mass.
Valdrin Xhemaj EPA /LANDOV

With less silk, lace and gold than many of his predecessors displayed, Pope Francis on Tuesday was inaugurated at a Holy Mass in St. Peter's Square during which he appealed to world leaders to be protectors of the poor and the environment, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells our Newscast Desk.

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1:43am

Tue March 19, 2013
Politics

RNC Election Report Calls For Minority Outreach, Primary Changes

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:42 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the Republican Party has issued a blistering assessment of why it lost the 2012 election. The Republican National Committee Growth and Opportunity Project told the party that if it wants to win national elections in the future, it needs to change the way it communicates with voters and runs its campaigns.

NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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1:38am

Tue March 19, 2013
NPR Story

What Is The Effect Of Asking Americans To Think About The Greater Good?

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:42 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

When President Obama recently called for stricter gun control laws, he started out by saying this.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: This is the land of the free, and it always will be.

INSKEEP: The land of the free, he said. But he added this.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

OBAMA: We don't live in isolation. We live in a society, a government of and by and for the people. We are responsible for each other.

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1:38am

Tue March 19, 2013
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:42 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Our last word in business today is filial piety.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

That's the ancient Chinese ethic of young people showing care and respect to their parents and older relatives. Now it's the law in China. Starting this summer, if kids don't pay enough attention to their folks, mom and dad can sue.

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