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4:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
Strange News

Bear Sends Shoppers Packing At Pa. Sears Store

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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4:34am

Mon July 23, 2012
Strange News

How Much Is A Scrap Of Royal Wedding Toast Worth?

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. In honor of the London Olympics, here's dramatic British news. An auction house sold a memento from the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Rose Marie Smith says she visited her daughter, who worked for the royal family back in 1981. She saw toast that Prince Charles left on a breakfast tray. Last week, she sold it for the equivalent of $361. It's one of the higher prices on record for a scrap of food. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:28am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Two-Way

If Not For Jammed Gun, Officers' Sharp Eyes, More Might Have Died In Aurora

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 11:43 am

James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
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A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, made his first court appearance this morning as the state of Colorado began its case against the man arrested at the scene of Friday's massacre in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and an additional 58 were wounded.

It was a short hearing in an Arapahoe County, Colo., courtroom, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. He'll be formally charged next Monday, the judge announced.

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3:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
Middle East

In 'Free' Syrian Village, A Plea For U.S. Help

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

In this image taken July 16 and provided by Edlib News Network, a Syrian girl holds a poster that reads, "Greetings from Kfarnebel's children to the Free Syrian Army soldiers in Damascus," during a demonstration in Kfarnebel, Syria. Rebels hold large swaths of territory in rural Syria. Fighters in the village of Atima recently launched their first operation against the regime.
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It's sunset in the village of Atima. The old police station clearly was part of the government at one point. The police basically left and now the police station itself is a headquarters for the rebels.

The flag on top of the police station is no longer the Syrian flag, but the flag of the revolution. It's a bit in tatters, but it's still there.

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3:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
Health

International AIDS Conference Opens In D.C.

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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The 19th International AIDS Conference is underway in Washington. More than 20,000 people are in this city from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the effort to prevent the spread of HIV and help people who already have it. NPR health and science correspondent Richard Knox is here to talk about the meeting. Richard, good morning.

RICHARD KNOX, BYLINE: Good morning.

INSKEEP: Natural that you'd have a big meeting like this in Washington, global capital, but there's also a story about AIDS in Washington, D.C.

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