9:24am

Wed June 6, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

(SF Gate) // Proposition A, which aimed to break Recology’s stronghold as San Francisco’s sole waste management company, was overwhelmingly rejected by voters yesterday. The measure would have separated the trash and recycling services for the city into separate district controlled by different companies, which is a common model for most cities in California.

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9:06am

Wed June 6, 2012
It's All Politics

California Primary Sets Up Same-Party U.S. House Contests In November

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:17 am

A voter marks her ballot in the California primary in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

California's new truly open primary held Tuesday could result in single-party matchups in November for eight of the state's 53 U.S. House seats.

While some results remained unofficial Wednesday morning, five congressional districts were certain to have Democrat-vs.-Democrat races on Nov. 6, while a sixth looked likely; two districts could have Republican-vs.-Republican contests.

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8:54am

Wed June 6, 2012
Technology

The Deleted Tweets Of Politicians Find A New Home

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:54 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, could raising the retirement age help preserve Social Security? A new study suggested that actually might not work, and could also significantly hurt blue-collar workers. We'll talk about that in just a few minutes.

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8:54am

Wed June 6, 2012
Election 2012

What Do Tuesday's Results Mean For November?

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:54 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, a lot of famous people have gotten in trouble for being reckless with the social media tool Twitter, but now the skilful use of the delete key may not be enough to save them if they are running for office or are already a member of Congress. We'll find out why in just a few minutes.

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8:52am

Wed June 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Independent Grades For Hospitals Show Quality Could Be Better

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 1:23 pm

Hospitals that muff patient safety avoided F's for now, but a new independent grading system will hand those out before long.
iStockphoto.com

The cities of New York and Los Angeles grade their restaurants on cleanliness and the precautions they take to avoid making customers sick.

Now hospitals are getting similar assessments for their patient safety records from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that's looking to improve the quality and safety of health care.

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8:44am

Wed June 6, 2012
Book Reviews

Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests'

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 8:08 am

A dark and stormy night; an isolated manor house; a knock at the door. These are the surefire elements that have kept Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap creaking continuously on the London stage ever since its premiere in 1952. And these are the very same elements that make Sadie Jones' new novel, The Uninvited Guests, such a delicious romp to read.

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8:43am

Wed June 6, 2012
Music Reviews

Making Music From Messy Relationships With 'Kin'

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 8:08 am

The new album Kin is a collaboration between author Mary Karr and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell.
Deborah Feingold

It's not unusual for poets to try their hands at pop music-making. Patti Smith was a poet before she was a rock star. In recent years, print-poets such as David Berman and Wyn Cooper have put out more-than-credible song collections. But Mary Karr, known more for prize-winning memoirs such as The Liars Club and Lit than for her excellent poetry, has taken a high-profile risk that's paid off.

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7:55am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Fresh Air Interview

Neil Young: The Fresh Air Interview

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 8:08 am

Neil Young.
Danny Clinch

Neil Young and Crazy Horse's latest project — their first together in nine years — is an album featuring American folk songs and the tunes many of us learned as children, performed with grit, wit and a whole lot of electric guitar.

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7:55am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 8:45 am

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP
  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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7:21am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Nearly 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 12:55 pm

LinkedIn

"Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords," the business networking website LinkedIn confirms, after word of a Russian hacker's claim to have stolen nearly 6.5 million users' passwords.

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