3:41pm

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Infrared Views Of Two Of Saturn's Moons Reveal 'Pac-Man' Features

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 8:20 am

Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted two features shaped like the 1980s video game icon "Pac-Man" on moons of Saturn.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/SWRI

For the second time in two years, Cassini has spotted a Pac-Man-like feature on one of Saturn's moons.

As NASA puts it, it is a veritable "gamers' paradise." Just take a look:

What you're seeing there is the infrared image taken of the moon Mimas in 2010 and the other is of the moon Tethys taken this year. The red and yellow areas show the warmest places on the moon.

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3:18pm

Mon November 26, 2012
U.S.

Will Florida Pythons Slither To Rest Of The U.S.?

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 3:42 pm

A Burmese python coils around the arm of a hunter during a news conference in 2010 in the Florida Everglades. New research suggests that the pythons won't spread through the American Southeast, as previously believed.
Lynne Sladky AP

There are several exotic snake species that have become a problem in the Everglades. But for wildlife managers, the biggest headache is the Burmese python.

Earlier this year, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey captured the largest Burmese python yet in Everglades National Park. Three USGS staffers had to wrestle the snake out of a plastic crate to measure it. The snake was a 17-foot-7-inch female carrying 87 eggs.

Wildlife managers are working to get a handle on the problem of exotic snakes in South Florida; but the snakes have already made a big impact.

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3:15pm

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

All Bets Are Off: Intrade Shuts Door To U.S. Customers

Intrade, the prediction website that accepted bids on, among other things, the result of the presidential election, is shutting its operations to U.S. customers. The move came Monday just hours after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission accused the Ireland-based company of violating the agency's ban on off-exchange options trading.

Here's more from Intrade's news release announcing the move:

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2:50pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Musica Pacifica

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2:44pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

Post-Sandy Aid Inaccessible For Some Immigrants

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Rosa Maria Ramirez lost most of her belongings in the storm and is moving out of her damaged house on Staten Island. Because she's undocumented, she doesn't qualify for federal financial disaster assistance.
Reema Khrais NPR

The living room was muddy and foul when 16-year-old Prisma revisited her family's apartment days after Superstorm Sandy washed through it last month. The furniture was tarnished, and most of the family's belongings were scattered and in ruins. The home was uninhabitable.

"Everything was completely in a different place," Prisma says. "It was really nasty."

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2:25pm

Mon November 26, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Pushback On No-Tax Norquist: Less Than Meets The Eye

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 7:00 am

Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks on Nov. 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

A handful of congressional Republicans after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners decided to give anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist the brushoff, saying they wouldn't abide by his "no new taxes" pledge as they work on a budget deal.

Breathless coverage ensued.

"Move over, Grover?" read one headline.

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2:22pm

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Meeting Between Egypt's Morsi, Judiciary Appears To Fail To Bring Compromise

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 3:42 pm

An Egyptian man walks over a graffiti reading "Morsi Go" at Egypt's landmark Tahrir square in Cairo.
AFP/Getty Images

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells our Newscast unit that despite a meeting with leaders of the judiciary, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has not given any signal that he is backing down from most of his power grab.

A decree that essentially prohibited the judiciary from reviewing any of his decisions has brought violent demonstrations across the country from protesters who say they traded in one dictator for another.

Soraya sent this report from Cairo:

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2:21pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Live KALW Performances

Join KALW for the 2nd Annual Live Crosscurrents!

KALW Managing Editor Martina Castro will be directing the 2nd Annual Live Crosscurrents show at the Oakland Museum of California on December 8.
Lisa Ratner

Public radio takes the stage for a live performance of KALW's news magazine, Crosscurrents!

We'll kick off the night with a special presentation from KALW's community storytelling project, Hear Here. Then with host Hana Baba, we'll take you on a sonic journey through Bay Area news, arts, and culture, with our live house band, Tin Cup Serenade and special guests, including audience participation...you won't want to miss it!

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2:04pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Law

Manning Plea Offer Another Odd Piece Of An Odd Case

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 3:18 pm

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a pretrial hearing in June. Manning is charged with aiding the enemy by giving hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks.
Patrick Semansky AP

The young Army private accused of passing diplomatic cables and war reports to the website WikiLeaks has made an unusual offer: Bradley Manning says he'll plead guilty to minor charges in the case. But he rejects the idea that he ever acted as a spy or helped America's enemies.

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1:37pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Shots - Health News

In Juvenile Detention, Girls Find Health System Geared To Boys

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 5:21 pm

Girls line up at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention and Youth Services Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Jenny Gold NPR

For the growing number of teenage girls who are incarcerated each year, detention may be the only time they get health care.

But the care provided to girls in juvenile detention is often a poor match for their needs.

One reason: It's a system that was designed for boys.

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