4:15am

Mon August 20, 2012
Business

Double Bacon Corn Dog Delights Iowa Fair Goers

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 2:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And let's talk about one more bright spot in the American economy - anything that is wrapped in bacon.

Today's last word in business is the double bacon corn dog.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Yeah. Vendors at the Iowa State Fair delighted - or disgusted - consumers when deep-fried butter made its debut last year. Well, this year, Campbell's Concessions took a hotdog, wrapped it in bacon, dipped it in corn batter, which is infused with even more bacon, and they dropped it, where else, into a deep fryer.

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4:15am

Mon August 20, 2012
Analysis

Republicans Get Ready For Party's Convention

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Next week, Mitt Romney's campaign seeks to introduce Paul Ryan again. Even before the selection of the Republican vice presidential choice, President Obama's campaign had been working to define Ryan as extreme on issues from Medicare to abortion. What happens next week is that Romney and Ryan take the stage at the Republican National Convention, one of several things that will happen there.

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4:15am

Mon August 20, 2012
Europe

BBC Weatherman Apologizes For Inaccurate Forecast

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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4:15am

Mon August 20, 2012
Around the Nation

N.Y. Library's Toilet Paper To Feature Ads

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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4:03am

Mon August 20, 2012
Participation Nation

Kids Garden In Wallingford, Conn.

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 7:33 am

Students enjoy the fruits of their labors in Wallingford.
Courtesy of Wallingford Public Schools

From the moment she joined the Wallingford school district, food service director Sharlene Wong was determined to start a garden. Her dream has become a reality: a community garden is now flourishing at Highland Elementary School.

Wallingford students will not only be eating the many vegetables grown on school grounds, they'll also be planting, tending and harvesting them.

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1:43am

Mon August 20, 2012
Asia

Bo Xilai's Wife Gets Suspended Death Sentence

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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Let's go next to China, where the wife of a fallen Communist Party leader has received a sentence - a suspended death sentence for murdering a British businessman. Her accomplice, a family employee, was sentenced to nine years in prison. Gu Kailai came under suspicion after a scandal involving her husband, who was one of the rising stars of the Communist Party before he lost his job amid suspicions about his behavior. NPR's Frank Langfitt has been following this case from Shanghai.

Hi, Frank.

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1:30am

Mon August 20, 2012
Remembrances

Tony Scott's Death Probed As Suicide

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

Tony Scott's breakout hit was Top Gun, a drama about fighter pilots in training, starring Tom Cruise.
AP

When people talk about Tony Scott's movies, the same words often come up: stylish, exuberant and kinetic. Three years ago, in a video interview with The Guardian, Scott explained why watching his movies could sometimes be exhausting.

"I have this natural energy that I want to inject into what I do," he said. "The worlds that I touch, I sort of embrace those worlds, and I always look for that energetic side of the worlds that I'm touching."

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1:25am

Mon August 20, 2012
NPR Story

India Accuses Pakistani Websites Of Inciting Panic

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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India's government has persuaded companies to shut down more than 150 websites. Authorities blame those sites for circulating claims that led to panic. The claims fueled fears of violence during the Muslim festival of Eid. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.

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1:25am

Mon August 20, 2012
NPR Story

Janesville Library Prepared For Inquiring Reporters

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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For the residents of Janesville, Wisconsin, Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate was a story of a local man becoming the biggest news in the country. But for the librarians of Janesville, it meant something else entirely, as NPR's Don Gonyea found out last week.

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1:25am

Mon August 20, 2012
NPR Story

Weekend Campaign News

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 10:50 am

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Let's listen to the words that made Todd Akin a lot more famous over the weekend. The Republican congressman from Missouri is running for United States Senate. He was probably no better known nationally than the average Senate challenger until he gave an interview to St. Louis TV station KTVI. He was asked why he opposes abortion in nearly all cases, including rape.

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