6:04am

Tue June 12, 2012
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Tuesday June 12, 2012

Medgar Evers (highlighted story below)
  • 164th Day of 2012 / 202 Remaining
  • 8 Days Until Summer Begins
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  • 14 Hours 46 Minutes of Daylight
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5:48am

Tue June 12, 2012
The Two-Way

JPMorgan Knew Of Risks, 'WSJ' Reports

"Some top JPMorgan Chase executives and directors were alerted to risky practices by a team of London-based traders two years before that group's botched bets cost the bank more than $2 billion," The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

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5:18am

Tue June 12, 2012
Remembrances

'Dynasty' Costume Designer Nolan Miller Dies

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Fans hooked on "Dallas" back in the '80s were probably also watching other popular prime time soaps, including "Dynasty." "Dynasty," like its rival, was about a rich oil family, this one in Colorado, and the women on "Dynasty" defined '80s fashion with their slinky blouses, gold lame, glamorous jewelry, and of course those power suits with the big shoulders.

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5:16am

Tue June 12, 2012
The Two-Way

The Dingo Did Take The Baby

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 5:28 am

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton holds her daughter Azaria's death certificate as ex-husband Michael Chamberlain (left) looks on after a coroner ruled today that a dingo snatched the baby from a tent in the Australian desert 32 years ago.
Patrina Malone AFP/Getty Images

A coroner in Australia has agreed that the dingo did in fact take the baby — "settling a notorious 1980 case that split the nation and led to a mistaken murder conviction," as The Associated Press writes.

And Australia's ABC News says Michael Chamberlain and his ex-wife Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton on Tuesday (in Australia) heard words for which they've waited 32 years:

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4:26am

Tue June 12, 2012
History

50 Years Later, Mystery Of Alcatraz Escape Endures

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 10:37 am

Alcatraz on the 50th anniversary of the escape of inmates Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin.
Annie Tritt for NPR

Fifty years ago three men set out into the frigid waters of the San Francisco Bay in a raft made out of raincoats. It was one of the most daring prison escapes in U.S. history from what was billed as the nation's only "escape-proof prison" — Alcatraz.

Most people assume the men have been at the bottom of the bay or were swept out to sea since the night they broke free, tunneling out of their cells in part with spoons from the kitchen and climbing the prisons' plumbing to the roof.

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4:19am

Tue June 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Syrian Children Are Being Killed, Tortured And Used As Shields, U.N. Says

A Syrian boy sits in the rubble of house destroyed during a military operation in April in the town of Taftanaz, Syria.
AP
  • NPR's Deborah Amos, reporting from Damascus

After more than a year's worth of appalling news about atrocities in Syria as President Bashar Assad's regime cracks down on dissent, now there's this:

"New crises have caused enormous suffering for children and continue in 2012. In Syria, children were victims of killing and maiming, arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and ill-treatment, including sexual violence, by the Syrian Armed Forces, the intelligence forces, and the Shabbiha militia.

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3:48am

Tue June 12, 2012
Political Junkie

A Congressional Election In Arizona We All Wish Didn't Have To Take Place

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 7:48 am

Giffords resigned her seat in January after 4 years in Congress.
Ken Rudin collection

If Republicans had their way, there would not have been a gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin. An unnecessary waste of time, many of them said.

Democrats, for the most part, disagree. Scott Walker's policies, they argued, mandated the recall election.

As for today's special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, both Democrats and Republicans agree that it shouldn't be taking place at all.

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3:38am

Tue June 12, 2012
Strange News

Stealthy Cow May Stand In For Psychic Octopus

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 5:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Yvonne the cow became famous for her escape from a German farm and certain slaughter. For months she eluded her owner and a friendly bull. Yvonne now hopes to replace Paul the Octopus. You might recall the late Paul predicted the winner for all of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches. Yvonne may not have Paul's powers though. She chose Portugal at a Euro 2012 match. Luckily for Germany she got it wrong. Germany won. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:30am

Tue June 12, 2012
Strange News

Massachusetts Town OKs Fines For Profanity

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 5:18 am

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2:53am

Tue June 12, 2012
Sports

Los Angeles Kings Capture Their First Stanley Cup

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 5:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

At last the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup champions. NBC's Mike Emrick had the call last night.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPORTS BROADCAST)

MIKE EMRICK: For the first time in their 45 year history, a Stanley Cup for Los Angeles. The Kings are the kings.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

MONTAGNE: The Kings beat the New Jersey Devils last night 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup, four games to two. NPR's sports reporter Mike Pesca is with us to give us a play-by-play.

Good morning.

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