6:05am

Mon March 18, 2013
The Two-Way

After Helicopter Jail Break, Two Cons Recaptured In Canada

It was a real "James Bond moment," witness Francis Emond tells CNN.

And just like in the movies, the bad guys have been tracked down and brought to justice.

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5:54am

Mon March 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Cyprus Bailout To Hit Depositors, Sends Shivers Through Markets

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Take the money and run: An ATM in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Sunday.
Hasan Mroue AFP/Getty Images

A vote in Cyprus on whether to approve a controversial bailout plan has been postponed after the prospect of the deal caused bank customers to rush to withdraw their savings and drew the ire of overseas depositors.

As NPR's Krishnadev Calamur wrote in a post over the weekend: "The money [is] needed because Cyprus' banks lost 4.5 billion euros on their Greek bond holdings, which were written down last year after Greece's second bailout."

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5:41am

Mon March 18, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday March 18, 2013

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5:25am

Mon March 18, 2013
It's All Politics

Sanford's House Bid A Test Of S.C. Voters' Will To Forgive

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 9:38 am

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford chats with a diner at a restaurant in Charleston, S.C. Sanford is one of 16 Republicans in Tuesday's GOP primary for the special election to fill the vacant 1st Congressional District seat.
Bruce Smith AP

Two Democrats and 16 Republicans are running for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat in a special election Tuesday. The seat is open because former Rep. Tim Scott was tapped to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who retired midterm.

The biggest name in the race is former Gov. Mark Sanford, whose infamous affair led to his political downfall. Sanford is trying to stage the political comeback of a lifetime.

And he's doing it one diner at a time — greeting customers over eggs and grits at Page's Okra Grill, just outside Charleston in Mount Pleasant.

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4:35am

Mon March 18, 2013
The Two-Way

After Steubenville Guilty Verdicts, Grand Jury To Weigh More Charges

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 6:13 pm

Steubenville, Ohio.
Jason Cohn Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': Tim Rudell of WKSU reports

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a grand jury next month to investigate whether other charges should be filed in the infamous case of a 16-year-old girl who was raped by two high school football players last summer.

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4:19am

Mon March 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Anger After Chicago School District Removes 'Persepolis'

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 8:20 am

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

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3:55am

Mon March 18, 2013
Europe

Napoleon's Ring To Josephine Up For Auction

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 9:38 am

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3:49am

Mon March 18, 2013
Around the Nation

60 Years Later, Army Private's Letter Arrives

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 9:38 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Sixty years ago, Pvt. Bob Rodgers arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., for training. He wrote his wife a letter. He said all he did was, quote, "shine boots, shine boots and shine more boots - and brass and more brass."

Sixty years later, the Postal Service finally delivered that letter to Jean Rodgers. A postmaster says she has no idea why it took so long. But the postmaster adds the important part of it is, it did get delivered.

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1:06am

Mon March 18, 2013
Sports

Selection Sunday Sets NCAA Tournament Brackets

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 9:38 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. The field is set for the NCAA Division One men's basketball tournament. Top seeds include Kansas, Louisville, Indiana and Gonzaga. The team previously known for its heroic upsets in the NCAA tournament is now one of the teams to beat. NPR's Mike Pesca is here to discuss the selections. Mike, good morning.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

INSKEEP: How'd Gonzaga do it?

PESCA: I know, right? You read those other teams, and it's, like, perennial power, perennial power, perennial power, Jesuit school from Spokane.

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1:06am

Mon March 18, 2013
Business

EU Bailout Tax Sparks Bank Run In Cyprus

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 7:08 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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