11:25am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Shots Fired At Houston Community College

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Update at 5:19 p.m. ET. College Safe:

During a news briefing, Sheriff Maj. Armando Tello said that the Lone Star College campus is now safe.

Tello said three people were injured, after an altercation between two men led to a shooting. One of the individuals invovled in the altercation was a student at the college. Another one of those shot was a maintance worker caught in the cross fire.

Tello did not give any details as to the condition of the injured.

Classes will resume tomorrow.

Our Original Post Continues:

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11:05am

Tue January 22, 2013
World

Obama Overseas: Speak Loudly And Carry A Smaller Stick

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 11:58 am

President Obama, pictured in August addressing U.S. service members at Fort Bliss, Texas, has signaled that he is inclined to avoid situations that are most likely to lead to major troop deployments.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

An era marked by war and attempts at nation building is coming to its end.

President Obama has made clear he has no interest in lengthy foreign entanglements that would require large commitments of troops and defense dollars.

"We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war," Obama said in his inaugural address on Monday.

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10:55am

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Stonewall? Explaining Obama's Historic Gay Rights Reference

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 10:13 am

The crowd faces off with police at the Stonewall Inn nightclub raid in the summer of 1969 in New York City.
New York Daily News Archive NY Daily News via Getty Images

President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention.

But Obama's reference was very likely lost on many in the generations that have come of age long after gay men resisted police harassment at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City.

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10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 21, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Around the Nation

Involved For Life: Pregnancy Centers In Texas

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 1:12 pm

Carolyn Cline is the president and CEO of Involved for Life.
Courtesy of Carolyn Cline

While the number of abortion providers has been decreasing, the number of pregnancy centers has been increasing. According to The New York Times, there are now approximately 1,800 abortion providers around the country, compared with 2,500 pregnancy centers. These centers, largely run by Christian groups, discourage women from getting abortions and offer help during their unplanned pregnancies.

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10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Around the Nation

'We Have No Choice': A Story Of The Texas Sonogram Law

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 6:19 am

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Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. But in some states, access to facilities that perform abortions remains limited.

In part, that stems from another Supreme Court ruling from 20 years ago that let states impose regulations that don't cause an "undue burden" on a woman's abortion rights.

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10:35am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

White House 'Welcomes' House Vote On Extending Debt Limit

White House spokesman Jay Carney.
Drew Angerer AFP/Getty Images

President Obama "welcomes" the plan by House Republicans to vote Wednesday on a three-month extension of the nation's borrowing limit, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters today, and "would not stand in the way of the bill becoming law." (The Hill)

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10:33am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Bolivian President Says Venezuela's Chávez Is Working Toward Return

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:54 pm

A man walks past a mural of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, on Jan. 11.
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Bolivian President Evo Morales gave a positive status update on his ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

According to Bloomberg News, Morales said he was in communication with the ailing leader.

"I have good news that our brother comandante President Chavez is already in physiotherapy in order to return to his country," Morales is quoted as saying. "We hope to be alongside him at international events as we have always been."

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9:35am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Netanyahu Favored To Retain His Job As Israel Votes

Originally published on Sun January 27, 2013 6:16 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife and sons, casts his ballot in Jerusalem on Tuesday as part of parliamentary elections. Netanyahu is expected to remain in power.
Uriel Sinai Getty Images

Update at 4:00 p.m. ET. Netanyahu declares victory.

Less than an hour after the polls closed Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory on his Facebook page, saying:

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9:18am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Nebraska Governor OKs New Keystone Pipeline Route

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heinenman announced today that his state had completed an evaluation of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal.

In a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Heinenman said they were satisfied with a new route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills so the state has approved the route.

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