Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Cuba Eases Exit Visa Requirements For Most Of Its Citizens

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 9:45 am

Cuba announced another set of significant reforms today. This time, President Raúl Castro announced the country is lifting exit visa requirements for most of its citizens.

Beginning January 14, Cuban citizens, with the exception of some professionals like doctors, will no longer need to apply for permission to leave and they won't need a letter of invitation from someone living abroad.

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Tue October 16, 2012
Shots - Health News

Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say

Brain scans are showing researchers why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens.

Adolescent brains have gotten a bad rap, according to neuroscientists.

It's true that teenage brains can be impulsive, scientists reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans. But adolescent brains are also vulnerable, dynamic and highly responsive to positive feedback, they say.

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Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

U.K. Blocks Extradition Of Hacker Accused Of Accessing Pentagon Computers

Briton Gary McKinnon in 2009.
Shaun Curry AFP/Getty Images

Gary McKinnon, who the U.S. government says perpetrated the biggest military computer hack of all time, will not be extradited to the U.S. from Britain, CNN reports.

The network adds:

"Home Secretary Theresa May said McKinnon's Asperger syndrome and depressive illness meant 'there is such a high risk of him ending his own life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with his human rights.'

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Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit Steps Down

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 6:41 am

Vikram Pandit on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on in June.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Vikram Pandit, the chief executive officer of Citigroup, has stepped down, the company's board announced today.

"The Board also announced it has unanimously elected Michael Corbat CEO and a director of the Board," Citigroup said in a statement. "Mr. Corbat previously served as Citigroup's CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa."

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Tue October 16, 2012
KALW Almanac

Tuesday October 16, 2012

1962 - SF Giants lose Game 7 of the World Series (highlighted story below)
  • 290th Day of 2012 / 76 Remaining
  • 66 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:20
  • Sunset:6:31
  • 11 Hours 11 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise: 8:48am
  • Moon Set: 7:23pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 2 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • October 29 @ 12:50 pm
  • Full Hunter’s Moon
  • Full Harvest Moon
  • This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.
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Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama Vs. Romney: The Presidential Candidates Set For Round 2

Media sets up in Spin Alley as they prepare for the debate between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and and President Barack Obama.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

After a zinger of a vice presidential debate last week, the bosses have a lot to live up to tonight. Just in case you haven't been paying attention: President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney face off in the second of three presidential debates.

It starts at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The town-hall style debate will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley.

After what has been universally called a strong Romney victory during round 1, the spotlight is on Obama.

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Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Clinton: 'I Take Responsibility' For Benghazi Consulate Attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pictured at Cairo International Airport on July 15 before her departure to Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken the brunt of the responsibility for the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, in which ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

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Tue October 16, 2012
Monkey See

A Judge Dismisses 'The Bachelor' Discrimination Lawsuit, But Not Its Concerns

Seen here in April 2012, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks sued over the casting of The Bachelor.
Mark Humphrey AP

Yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, two black men who had auditioned for The Bachelor, who claimed that the show discriminates against people of color both in choosing the primary bachelor/ette and in choosing the people he or she will have to choose from.

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Tue October 16, 2012

Who's The Richest Person In History?

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 7:45 am



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Nearly 700 years after he ruled the Mali Empire, King Mansa Musa has been awarded the title of richest person in history. Personal fortune: $400 billion. That's according to a new inflation-adjusted list compiled by Celebrity Net Worth. West Africa's salt and gold were the source of Musa's great wealth, which he used to build magnificent mosques. More modern names on the list: The Rothchilds and John D. Rockefeller. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.


Tue October 16, 2012

Pizza Hut Rethinks Debate Promotion

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 7:45 am



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