5:37am

Tue August 28, 2012
Monkey See

YouTube Trends: Politics And Pop, Yes, But Education And Science, Too

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:32 am

5:36am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Ann Romney, Gov. Christie & The Roll Call: Today's Convention Highlights

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 7:09 am

The stage is set at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Good morning from Tampa where the Isaac-delayed Republican National Convention is set to get going for real this afternoon.

It's going to be a busy day for the GOP once the delegates are called to order at 2 p.m. ET. Here are some highlights from the schedule:

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4:56am

Tue August 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Isaac, On The Verge Of Hurricane Strength, Forecast For Landfall Tonight

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 8:13 pm

People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Gerald Herbert AP

The Latest At 11:06 P.M. ET Little Change In Strength

The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Isaac will continue moving near or over the southeastern coast of Louisiana on Tuesday night, and move inland during the next day or so.

"Little change in strength is forecast tonight," it said at 10 p.m. CDT. "Slow weakening is expected after that."

As we reported earlier, widespread flooding was expected. Isaac was moving toward Baton Rouge, La.

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4:34am

Tue August 28, 2012
Around the Nation

Theatergoer To Be Charged After Gun Went Off

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:32 am

Police say Fernando Santana Eagleheart was watching a movie in Sparks, Nev., when he dropped his gun and it fired. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Eagleheart apologized to the crowd in the theater as he left. Nobody was hurt except Eagleheart. He faces a misdemeanor charge for firing the gun.

4:33am

Tue August 28, 2012
Participation Nation

Books Behind Bars In Needham, Mass.

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 7:22 am

Elizabeth Jane Handel of A Book from Mom.
Courtesy of ABFM

In 2004, I started a project called A Book from Mom that provides incarcerated mothers with brand new children's books to give as gifts to their children during prison visits.

A Book from Mom helps strengthen the parent-child bond while a mother is away, seeks to increase literacy in both mother and child, and helps ease the tension of prison visits.

In its nine years, the project has placed more than 20,000 brand new books on prison shelves in Massachusetts and has inspired someone else to expand the program to a women's prison in Arizona.

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4:26am

Tue August 28, 2012
Around the Nation

Reaching Age 100 Is No Reason To Slow Down

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:32 am

Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person, turned 116 over the weekend. For her birthday, Walton County, Ga., named a bridge after her. Over at Facebook headquarters, tech savvy Florence Detlor was honored by Mark Zuckerberg. At 101, Detlor is recognized as the social network's oldest registered user.

4:10am

Tue August 28, 2012
Around the Nation

Rover Makes History With Beamed Voice Recording

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:32 am

NASA Rover Curiosity has been making history since it descended onto the surface of the Red Planet. At a news conference Monday, the rover made history again when it broadcast from the surface of Mars. NASA sent a data file of the recording up to the rover, and then beamed it back down.

3:55am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney's Forces Are In Control For Now, But Maybe Not Forever

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 5:38 am

In Tampa Tuesday, a colorfully dressed delegate spoke to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention.
Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

When the Republican National Convention finally gets underway today here in Tampa, it will renew a civil war that's been raging — off and on — for more than a century.

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3:30am

Tue August 28, 2012
Election 2012

Convention To Define Romney Before Fall Debates

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:32 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Having sidestepped a storm in the Gulf, the Republican Convention begins a day late in Tampa. Organizers are hoping to give the public a better feel for a presidential candidate that many have been reluctant to embrace.

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2:53am

Tue August 28, 2012
Middle East

Israeli Court Rejects Suit By U.S. Activists' Family

Originally published on Sun September 2, 2012 8:28 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And we have some news to report from Israel this morning. A court has absolved the Israeli military of all responsibility for the 2003 death of a young American protestor on the Gaza/Egypt border.

Sheera Frenkel has this report from Haifa.

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