12:16pm

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Row Over The Rock: Britain And Spain Feud Over Gibraltar

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 1:21 pm

A dispute over fishing rights at Gibraltar has grown into an international spat between Britain and Spain. Here, cars sit in line at the border crossing between Spain and Gibraltar earlier this month.
Marcos Moreno AFP/Getty Images

Tensions over fishing rights and border checks are driving officials in Spain and Britain to consider legal options in their newly escalated dispute over the status of Gibraltar.

In recent weeks, Spain has insisted on performing comprehensive border checks that slow traffic to Gibraltar, a rocky outcropping of land at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, in a move seen as an answer to Gibraltar's creation of a concrete reef in disputed waters.

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11:59am

Tue August 13, 2013
Code Switch

Latinas Drive Hispanic Purchasing Power In The U.S.

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Latina pop star Thalía holds a toddler playing a tumbadora during a Pampers promotional event launching Mi Música, Mi Herencia (My Music, My Heritage).
Marc Serota AP

Meet Pamela Maria Wright — the "contemporary Latina consumer." She has two kids — Nico and Rita — whom she hopes will be bilingual, as she is. She's a tech-savvy working professional with a master's degree, but she's also very traditional and family-oriented. (While I was visiting her home, her father showed up for a surprise visit. "How much more Latino can you get?" Wright asked.)

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11:15am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

'Rat-A-Tat Whitey!' Bulger Trial's Most Memorable Moments

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 12:12 pm

James "Whitey" Bulger, in an image released by the U.S. Marshal's Service in August 2011.
EPA /Landov

Now that the trial's over and Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been convicted of 11 murders and multiple counts of extortion and money laundering, it's a good time to look back at a few memorable moments, surprises and conclusions.

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11:10am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Sues To Block US Airways-American Airlines Merger

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 2:33 pm

A US Airways plane rests near two American Airlines jets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last year. The combined carrier would be named American Airlines.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

A merger of American Airlines and US Airways would violate U.S. antitrust law, the Justice Department, six state attorneys general and the District of Columbia allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg reports that Justice alleges the merger would lead to "less competition in the industry and higher prices for consumers." The wire service explains:

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10:49am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Salt

Why Urban Beekeeping Can Be Bad For Bees

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 5:27 pm

Beehive designer Johannes Paul (right) and Natural England's ecologist Peter Massini, with a brood frame colonized with bees from the "beehaus" beehive on the roof of his house in London in 2009.
Sang Tan AP

Two British scientists are dumping cold water on campaigns to promote urban beekeeping. They say that trying to "help the bees" by setting out more hives is naive and misguided if the bees can't find enough flowers nearby to feed on. You'll just end up with sick and starving bees.

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10:49am

Tue August 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Same-Sex Couples Seeking Insurance Wait For IRS Rules

Saying, "I do," may be easy part when it comes to health coverage.
iStockphoto.com

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, federal agencies have to figure out the regulations that govern everything from immigration permission to income taxes.

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10:11am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Beware The Pacu, Experts Tell Men Who Skinny-Dip In Scandinavia

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 12:09 pm

This pacu, a fish native to Brazil, was caught in the Øresund Sound, a body of water that separates Sweden and Denmark.
Henrik Carl Natural History Musem of Denmark

The appearance of a Brazilian fish has sent a chill through summertime swimmers in Sweden and Denmark. The alarming fish isn't the much-feared piranha but its cousin, the pacu, which has large teeth and a reputation for attacking men's testicles.

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9:05am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:59 am

It paid to be Kevin Lewis last weekend.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

As the Cincinnati Enquirer says, "Saturday was a good night to be Kevin Lewis."

When the announcement was made at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati that Kevin Lewis had won $1 million in a prize drawing, a lucky guy was presented with one of those big ceremonial checks.

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8:08am

Tue August 13, 2013
Code Switch

How Would You Kill The N-Word?

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 10:10 am

In 2007, the NAACP held a mock burial for the N-word to symbolize its campaign to stamp out the word's usage. But it's proved to be a hardy foe.
Carlos Osorio AP

We've decided to take a weekly look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology or just because it has an interesting story.

NOTE TO READERS: This is a post about one of the harshest racial slurs in American English. In the interest of forthrightness, we're going to use the slur throughout this essay. In other words, you'll see "nigger" used throughout the essay. We understand that the word is upsetting, so we wanted to offer people a chance to opt out now

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8:06am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

In Nigeria, Boko Haram Suspected In Attacks That Kill Dozens

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:02 am

Nigeria.
CIA World Factbook

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram was likely behind two more deadly attacks in Nigeria that left at least 56 people dead in the past few days, BloombergBusinessweek reports.

It writes that:

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