8:36am

Tue August 21, 2012
Election 2012

Has The Damage Been Done For Todd Akin?

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin apologized for his remarks about rape and pregnancy, but calls have intensified for him to withdraw. Plus, a new e-book claims the Obama campaign is in a constant state of conflict. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America and Joy-Ann Reid of TheGrio.com.

7:02am

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Three Year Olds Told To Fight By Delaware Day Care Workers, Police Say

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 8:40 am

A notice on the door at the Hands of Our Future day care center in Dover, Del., which has been closed because employees allegedly had two 3-year-olds fight each other.
CBS Philly

It's tempting to make a "fight club" reference (and some news outlets have), but the outrageous nature of the allegations seems to call for a more straight-forward approach:

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6:53am

Tue August 21, 2012
It's All Politics

Ryan Takes His Workout On The Road

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 8:27 am

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks Saturday in Florida.
Gerardo Mora Getty Images

From the window of my room at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Pittsburgh, I can see a sliver of the hotel fitness center. This morning I looked down there and saw a guy with an earpiece. Secret Service.

So I wasn't entirely surprised to walk into the tiny exercise room a little after 7 a.m. and find the Republican vice presidential candidate working out. There was a row of about half a dozen elliptical machines and treadmills, one workout bench, a small rack of dumbbells, an inflatable exercise ball, and a folding workout mat.

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6:42am

Tue August 21, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Oldest Americans Living Longer, And Are Fitter And Richer, Too

The latest data paint a brighter picture of aging in America.
Lisa F. Young iStockphoto.com

America's oldest citizens are generally getting healthier, living longer and doing better financially. But there's lots of room for improvement.

That's the take-home from an exhaustive picture of Americans over 65 put together by the federal government and released last week during the summer doldrums.

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6:03am

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Rosie O'Donnell Had Heart Attack, Uses Verse To Spread News And Message

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 8:15 am

Rosie O'Donnell in July 2011.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Rosie O'Donnell has chosen an unusual way to tell her fans that she suffered a heart attack last week:

In verse.

On her blog.

And she's using the experience to urge other women to "listen to the voice inside" and call 911 if they suffer the symptoms she did — which she tried to ignore for a day.

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5:27am

Tue August 21, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Tuesday August 21, 2012

1911 -- Mona Lisa stolen (highlighted story below)
  • 234th Day of 2012 /132 Remaining
  • 32 Days Until The First Day of Autumn
  • Sunrise:6:31
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  • The Next Full Moon
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5:24am

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

In Afghanistan: General's Plane Damaged; Afghans Start Spying On Own Troops

An aircraft that had been set to fly Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey out of Afghanistan today was damaged by shrapnel from rockets fired at the Bagram air field north of Kabul from outside its fences.

Two maintenance workers on the ground were slightly wounded, NPR's Tom Bowman reports. Dempsey was not near the aircraft at the time. He later left Afghanistan on another plane.

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5:09am

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Diana Nyad Ends Latest Bid To Swim From Cuba To Key West

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 8:21 am

Diana Nyad in the Florida Straits on Monday.
Christi Barli AFP/Getty Images

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her third recent attempt to swim the 100 miles or so from Cuba to Key West, Florida, her official Twitter page says.

That word followed reports from ABC News' Good Morning America and CNN.

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4:23am

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Update: Akin Vows Again To Stay In Missouri Senate Race

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 3:47 am

Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talking with reporters at the Missouri State Fair last week.
Orlin Wagner AP
  • NPR's Brian Naylor on 'Morning Edition'
  • Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio, on 'Morning Edition'

Saying that the positions he and others have taken against abortion will "strengthen our country and it's going to strengthen the Republican Party," Missouri Rep. Todd Akin said just before 1:30 p.m. ET that he will not withdraw from his state's Senate race by a 6 p.m. ET deadline this evening.

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4:04am

Tue August 21, 2012
Around the Nation

Wealthy Koch Brother Builds Old West Town

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 6:01 am

Transcript

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