6:03am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

George W. Bush's Decapitated Head Appeared On 'Game Of Thrones'

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Words escape us on this one:

During season one of HBO's Games of Thrones series, "one of the many heads on a spike decorating King's Landing belonged to ex-president George Bush," the science and science fiction website io9 reports (fair warning: if you click on that link you'll see what we're talking about, and it's graphic).

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6:02am

Thu June 14, 2012
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Thursday June 14, 2012

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5:54am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Salt

Local Libyan Honey Is Sweet, But Is It Good For What Ails Us?

A jar of roadside honey from the Green Mountains in Libya.
John W. Poole NPR

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip from Tunisia to Cairo to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves.

He's also sharing with us here at The Salt what he's been eating.

Dear Salt,

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5:52am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week; Consumer Prices Fell In May

The number of unemployed Americans who filed first-time claims for jobless benefits rose by 6,000 last week from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported this morning.

It says there were 386,000 first-time filings, up from a revised 380,000 (earlier, the agency had estimated there were 377,000 first-time clams in the week ended June 2).

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5:36am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Egypt Braces As Court Says Former Mubarak Aide May Stay In Race

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 11:25 am

An Egyptian protester chants slogans as he holds a ripped poster of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo today.
Marwan Naamani AFP/Getty Images

Rulings by Egypt's highest court to dissolve the country's parliament and keep a former aide to Hosni Mubarak on the presidential runoff ballot have thrown that country's already shaky democracy into chaos.

Much is still unclear about what was happening.

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells our Newscast Desk that:

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4:43am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Russian Helicopters Heading To Syria May Not Be New

The attack helicopters heading to Syria from Russia likely aren't new purchases, The New York Times reports this morning.

Rather, they're "helicopters that Syria had sent to Russia a few months ago for routine repairs and refurbishing" that are now being returned, administration officials tell the Times.

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4:12am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Fandemonium! Pitcher Cain Tosses Perfect Game And Giants Fans Go Nuts

Matt Cain: His no-no (a perfect game) is in the record books.
Jason O. Watson Getty Images

Let's put the serious stuff aside for a moment to celebrate something fun.

San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain Wednesday night pitched the first perfect game in his team's 130-year history as the Giants beat the Houston Astros 10-0 in San Francisco.

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4:07am

Thu June 14, 2012
Strange News

Gym Manager Booby-Traps Locker To Catch Thief

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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4:07am

Thu June 14, 2012
Strange News

Study: Shoes Tell A Lot About A Person

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. They say to understand a man, walk a mile in his shoes. Research from the University of Kansas suggests you don't even need to do that. The new study found judgments based on simply looking at someone's shoes, were right 90 percent of the time.

Shoes can reveal age, income, emotional state and political preference. Liberals really do wear shabby shoes and extroverts, flashy ones. Oddly, those in uncomfortable shoes tended to be calm.

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4:07am

Thu June 14, 2012
Middle East

Yemen Works To Reclaim Al-Qaida's Territory

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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