9:38am

Thu May 24, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 24, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle // Some investors have reacted angrily to Facebook's debut as a public company, accusing the social networking giant of failing to reveal pertinent financial information in advance of its IPO. Several media outlets have claimed that Facebook gave banks information that would provide unfair advantage over other investors, prompting lawsuits and government inquiries...

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9:33am

Thu May 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Massive Arrests Follow Student Protests Across Canada

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 10:30 am

Montreal police and protesters face off on Wednesday during a demonstration against student tuition hikes.
Andre Tremblay AFP/Getty Images

Protests in Montreal and Quebec resulted in the arrest of almost 700 people overnight.

The Toronto Star reports that the demonstrators protested tuition fee increases and they've been ongoing for about three months. But, yesterday, police rounded up hundreds of protesters — 518 in Montreal alone.

The Star reports:

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8:59am

Thu May 24, 2012
Music Interviews

How Wes Anderson Gets His Soundtracks

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 1:28 pm

Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman star in Wes Anderson's latest film, Moonrise Kingdom.
Courtesy of Focus Features

If you see the new Wes Anderson movie Moonrise Kingdom, you'll hear background music from composers Benjamin Britten and Alexandre Desplat, as well as several songs from Hank Williams.

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8:53am

Thu May 24, 2012
Sports

Transgender Athlete Competes For Olympic Spot

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 8:41 pm

Keelin Godsey competes as a woman but lives as a man, says reporter Pablo Torre.
Al Tielemans Sports Illustrated

8:53am

Thu May 24, 2012
Education

Does Tough Love Work With Third Graders?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, an openly transgender athlete is hoping for a spot on the U.S. track and field team for this summer's Olympics. We'll talk about the dilemma that is posing for the athlete and for the sport. We'll speak with Sports Illustrated writer and barbershop regular Pablo Torre about this, about the rules of sports and what they mean for a transgender person.

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8:48am

Thu May 24, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Call For Emergency Action On Polio Eradication

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 11:04 am

A Pakistani man wheels Jamshid, an 8-year-old girl with polio, around the outskirts of the capital Islamabad last July.
Behrouz Mehri AFP/Getty Images

The drive to wipe polio from the face of the earth is in jeopardy.

Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan are the only three countries left where poliovirus remains endemic. But work to put the paralyzing virus on the ropes there is in danger of failing. Cases in all three countries jumped last year.

Weak public health systems, armed conflicts and corruption have hurt vaccination efforts. Now leading public health officials have proposed an emergency plan of action to get things back on track..

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8:44am

Thu May 24, 2012
Digital Life

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: It's 'Common Sense'

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 11:44 am

iStockphoto.com

If you're a parent, you may have wondered what your kids are texting to each other or posting on their Facebook pages. Or maybe you've thought about it and decided you don't want to know.

That's not the best approach, says child advocate James Steyer. Steyer runs Common Sense Media, an organization that helps parents decide which kinds of technology are age-appropriate for their kids.

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8:35am

Thu May 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney's 'Day One' Filling Up Quickly

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 9:21 am

Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Mary Altaffer AP

8:34am

Thu May 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Bad News In New Orleans: 'Times-Picayune' Slashing Staff, Going To 3 Days

The highly respected journalists at New Orleans' Times-Picayune last night found out the hard way — from another news outlet — that they're about to face deep staff cuts and that the newspaper will soon only print three days a week.

The New York Times' Media Decoder broke the story Wednesday just before midnight ET.

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8:18am

Thu May 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Reagan Blood Update: It's Not For Sale Anymore

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 8:36 am

The Reagans at the George Washington University Medical Center today, April 3, 1981.
Anonymous AP

If you had hoped to bid on the medical-lab vial that purportedly contains the dried remains of a blood sample from President Ronald Reagan taken on the day he was nearly assassinated in March 1981, you're out of luck.

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