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7:03pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Sweetness And Light

The Man Who Painted Sport, Bright and Beautiful

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 9:44 am

Artist LeRoy Neiman, who died last week at 91, signs serigraphs of baseball's Mike Piazza (left) in 2000.
Kathy Willens AP

Framed in my library is a sketch that LeRoy Neiman dashed off of me on the back of a menu, when he was watching me speak several years ago. LeRoy, who died the other day, was somewhat better known for another sketch, the "nymphette" that has appeared in Playboy since 1955 — but, of course, he's ever famous for simply being our most celebrated sports artist.

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4:32am

Tue June 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Dock Collapses Under Michigan Wedding Party

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:25 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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4:25am

Tue June 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Dozens Protest Mass. Town's Cursing Ban

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:25 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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4:03am

Tue June 26, 2012
Business

Microsoft Snaps Up Yammer For $1.2 Billion

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:25 am

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NPR's business news starts with some yammering.

Microsoft is buying the tech startup Yammer for $1.2 billion, thus proving that you can get a 10 figure sales prices for a company called Yammer. It's the company's attempt to get a social network in its portfolio. Now Yammer, if you're not familiar with it, is like Facebook, but for businesses. It allows employees to see what colleagues in the same company are doing - in case you can't learn that at the water cooler.

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2:31am

Tue June 26, 2012
Food

App Will Match Farmers With Meat Distributors

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:25 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And many people want to carve out a slice of the national meat market - that includes people who would like to sell you locally grown meat.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

A company from Kansas City - now, there's a city that knows meat - is developing an application, or app, for smartphones. Nathan Jones wants to help local farmers find distributors.

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