1:32pm

Mon October 22, 2012
It's All Politics

One More Time: Here's Where To Get Debate 'Fact Checks'

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 3:06 pm

While President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are debating tonight in Boca Raton, Fla., the fact checkers at news outlets and independent organizations will again be busy.

So for those who want to know where to go for their truth squadding:

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1:24pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Around the Nation

Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 3:46 pm

Say cheese? A sampling of smiling mug shots posted to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's website during the past three weeks.
Jennifer Lang of WFAE

In one North Carolina county, mugging too much for a mug shot can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.

First off, though, why would you smile for a mug shot? Thumb through those publications like The Slammer magazine filled with nothing but mug shots and you can find entire sections of people grinning it up.

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1:24pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Law

What Happens After Jurors Get It Wrong?

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 5:16 pm

Juror Anita Woodruff is haunted by her decision to help convict Santae Tribble of murder.
Carrie Johnson NPR

About 300 people have been wrongfully convicted and exonerated in the U.S. thanks to DNA evidence. But overlooked in those stories are the accounts of jurors who unwittingly played a role in the injustice.

One of those stories is playing out in Washington, D.C., where two jurors who helped convict a teenager of murder in 1981 are now persuaded that they were wrong. They're dealing with their sense of responsibility by leading the fight to declare him legally innocent.

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12:43pm

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, A Teacher Who Defied Nazis, Dies At 108

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 7:57 am

Antoni Dobrowolski during a 2009 interview.
TVB24

Antoni Dobrowolski, who was put in the Auschwitz concentration camp because he defied Nazi orders not to teach young Poles, has died. He was 108 and was the oldest known survivor of that World War II Nazi death camp.

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12:36pm

Mon October 22, 2012
The Salt

Docs Say Choose Organic Food To Reduce Kids' Exposure To Pesticides

Parents now have more advice to consider when it comes to choosing organic foods. Here, Theo Shriver, 6, weighs organic produce at the Puget Consumers Co-op in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP

For the first time, the nation's pediatricians are wading into the controversy over whether organic food is better for you – and they're coming down on the side of parents who say it is, at least in part.

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12:15pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Movie Interviews

Ava DuVernay: A New Director, After Changing Course

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 12:59 pm

Ava DuVernay also directed the documentary My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop.
Liz O. Baylen Contour by Getty Images

In January, Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win Sundance's best directing award for her second feature-length film, Middle of Nowhere. The film is about a young black woman named Ruby, who puts her life and dreams of going to medical school on hold while her husband is in prison.

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12:00pm

Mon October 22, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

Madison Vorva is an environmental activist who thinks it's important to always have hope. 

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11:19am

Mon October 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Kathy Kallick Band

Photo courtesy of KathyKallick.com

When you think of bluegrass music, you probably think more of wooden cabins than of Presidential yachts. But on Thursday (10.25) the Kathy Kallick Band has a show planned on the Potomac, the yacht built for President Franklin Roosevelt, now harbored at Jack London Square in Oakland. This concert is part of the “Pickin’ on the Potomac” music series. Tours of the ship begin at 6:30pm, and the music starts about an hour later.

10:37am

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: A Teacher Wins A Dance Battle With An Irish Jig

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 3:28 pm

A teacher dancing a jig.
YouTube

We'll get back to our regularly scheduled news in just a bit. But first we wanted to show you this little fun video getting attention on Reddit today. It's of a teacher schooling his kids with an old school move that wows the students (warning: It's loud!):

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10:08am

Mon October 22, 2012
Business

Can U.S. Still Lead In Economic And 'Soft' Power?

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:28 am

A Ford Focus on the assembly line in Wayne, Mich. "We have a lot going for us; we've got our problems, but others have problems that are as bad or worse," says Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

At Monday night's foreign policy debate, the first round of questions for the presidential candidates will involve "America's role in the world."

The answers from President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney likely will focus on military readiness and anti-terrorism efforts. That's what most Americans would expect to hear, given that their country has been involved continuously in overseas combat since the terrorist attacks of 2001.

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