7:36am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

9-Year-Old To Westboro Baptist Protesters: 'God Hates No One'

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 7:42 am

Josef Miles, making his own statement.
Patty Akrouche Facebook.com/FeverDreams

Patty Akrouche says she's "never been prouder" of her 9-year-old son, Josef Miles, than she was this past weekend.

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7:20am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Bush Says 'I'm For Mitt Romney,' But He Likely Won't Play Role In Campaign

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 7:47 am

Back in 2006: Then-President George W. Bush and then-Gov. Mitt Romney
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

"I'm for Mitt Romney."

With four words, said to an ABC News reporter as an elevator's doors closed, former President George W. Bush on Tuesday confirmed what was pretty obvious — he is supporting his fellow Republican's bid for the White House.

But as The Associated Press reports:

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6:53am

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Why are Americans still gaining weight?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. John McDougall about his new book, "The Starch Solution." According to Center for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately 12.5 million of children and adolescents are obese.  We've heard about proper nutrition, so why don't we practice it? Dr. McDougal says eat your carbs--starch is the solution to the obesity crisis plaguing this nation. Can starch help heal the health crisis? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. It's Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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6:04am

Wed May 16, 2012
Remembrances

A Fleeting Memory Of Carlos Fuentes

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 1:43 pm

Mexican write Carlos Fuentes at the Hay Festival Cartagena in January.
Claudio Rubio AP

When I heard that the Mexican literary legend Carlos Fuentes died Tuesday at 83, I remembered a long, easygoing interview I did with him years ago. We talked about many things — including what epitaph he wanted carved on his tombstone.

It was the autumn of 1995 and I was a reporter at The Washington Post, assigned to write a profile of the elegant, eloquent Fuentes. I draw on that story now, for twice-told tales worth telling.

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6:02am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

At Trial, Serb Gen. Mladic Taunts Survivors With Throat-Cutting Gesture

Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague earlier today.
Toussaint Kluiters AFP/Getty Images

"Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic taunted Srebrenica survivors on Wednesday at the start of his trial for genocide, running his hand across his throat in a gesture of defiance to relatives of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II," Reuters writes from The Hague.

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5:47am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Is Housing Sector Getting Better? Increase In Starts May Signal It Is

A home construction site in Westport, Conn., last December.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

There was a 2.6 percent increase in housing starts in April from March, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development just reported.

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5:37am

Wed May 16, 2012
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Wednesday May 16, 2012

1975 - Junko Tabei climbs Mt Everest (highlighted story below)
  • 137th Day of 2012 / 229 Remaining
  • 35 Days Until Summer Begins
  • Sunrise:5:59
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  • 14 Hours 16 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:3:27am
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  • Moon’s Phase: 15 %
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  • Full Strawberry Moon
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5:22am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Greece Sets New Election For June 17; Fear Of Bank Runs Reported

With "the shockwaves from Greece's failure to form a coalition government" continuing to roil financial markets around the world, there's word from the BBC that Greece has now scheduled a new set of elections for June 17.

And there's also this:

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4:43am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Folks Seem To Like It, So Facebook Boosts Size Of Stock Offering By 25 Percent

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 5:20 am

Paul Sakuma AP

The hoopla continues over Facebook's initial public offering of stock, with word that the social media giant has increased the size of Friday's IPO by 25 percent.

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4:13am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Medical Report Details George Zimmerman's Injuries, ABC News Says

George Zimmerman during a court appearance on April 20.
Gary W. Green AP
  • Cheryl Corley, reporting for the NPR Newscast

George Zimmerman had a broken nose, black eyes, cuts on the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, according to medical records compiled by his doctor, ABC News reports.

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