Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Twist, But Don't Shout: McCartney & Springsteen Have Plug Pulled In London

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 7:57 am

Paul McCartney, left, and Bruce Springsteen during Saturday's show in Hyde Park — before the plug was pulled. Frame grab from video posted by "BenR753" on YouTube.

Ooh. Imagine what might have happened if they'd been able to sing one more song. Or properly thank the crowd.

Someone's sleep might have been disturbed. Good heavens!

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Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Florida A&M President's Resignation To Be Effective Immediately

James Ammons in 2006.
Gerry Broome AP

Instead of staying on until his retirement in October, it was reported this morning that Florida A&M University President James Ammons' resignation will be effective immediately.

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Mon July 16, 2012
It's All Politics

Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 10:50 am

Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others on the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.

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Mon July 16, 2012


Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Military Chief's Removal, Rise In Hemlines: Hopeful Signs In North Korea?

Dec. 29, 2011: new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho at a national memorial service for Kim's father, Kim Jong Il. Reports from North Korea say the military leader has been removed from his post.

Less than a week after all the tea-reading over what, if anything, it means that Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have a love in his life, now there are these stories to ponder:

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Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Retail Sales Dip For Third Straight Month, But Are Still Up From Year Earlier

The bad news: Retail sales fell 0.5 percent in June from May, the Census Bureau says. It's the third straight month that sales have been down from the month before.

But, Census adds that June sales were 3.8 percent above the pace of June 2011. And, "sales for the April through June 2012 period were up 4.7 percent ... from the same period a year ago."

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Mon July 16, 2012

Monday July 16, 2012

1935 - First Parking Meter, Oklahoma City (highlighted story below)
  • 198th Day of 2012 / 168 Remaining
  • 68 Days Until Autumn Begins
  • Sunrise:6:01
  • Sunset:8:31
  • 14 Hours 30 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:3:50am
  • Moon Set:6:41pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 6 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • August 1 @ 8:27pm
  • Full Sturgeon Moon
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Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest

Mitt Romney, left, last week at the NAACP convention in New Orleans. President Obama, right, at a campaign event Saturday in Glen Allen, Va.
Eric Kayne / Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images
  • NPR's David Folkenflik on 'Morning Edition'

President Obama and his campaign are being "dishonest" when they attack his record as a business executive, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this morning on Fox & Friends as a new week on the presidential campaign trail began where the last one left off.

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Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Here's A Scoop: When News Breaks, People Check YouTube For Videos

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 5:23 am

Russia Today


Mon July 16, 2012
Around the Nation

90 Year Old Celebrates Birthday On A Roller Coaster



Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne. Former President George H. W. Bush says when he turns 90 he'll celebrate by skydiving. Thrill seeking at 90 is becoming a trend. Thelma Gratch spent her 90th, presumably with arms raised, hurtling down a 230-foot high roller coaster at 80 miles an hour. She's had a season pass to an amusement park outside Cincinnati since 1979 so chances are she's spent other birthdays screaming her head off. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.