12:14pm

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Pakistani Army Chief Unhappy Over Treatment Of Musharraf

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 1:48 pm

Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, talks to media in northern Pakistan last year.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

The army chief in Pakistan, a country with a long history of military coups, has hinted that he's unhappy with the detention of former President and ex-General Pervez Musharraf.

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12:03pm

Wed May 1, 2013
It's All Politics

Personality Or Party? Mass. Senate Race Shows Value Of Both

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 1:29 pm

Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez speaks last month in South Boston, Mass. On Tuesday, Gomez won the GOP nomination and will face Democratic Rep. Ed Markey in a June 25 special election.
Elise Amendola AP

When Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts was tapped to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, his state — and national — party bosses were wringing their hands.

Why? The prospect of Republican Scott Brown launching another campaign to return to the Senate, where he served after winning a special election in 2010 to complete the term of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy. Brown lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren last November in a race for a full Senate term.

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12:00pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Latin America

Obama Crosses The Border

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We are going to spend some time today talking about relationships across borders, especially the southern border. Later, we will hear about a practice called medical repatriation that's been documented by a law school think tank. Researchers there claim that a number of hospitals around the country have been sending undocumented patients back to their home countries, even while they're unconscious, to avoid paying for expensive care.

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12:00pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Health Care

Deported While Unconscious

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, you might be thinking about freshening up your spring wardrobe, and you might find yourself excited by the low prices being advertised at your favorite store at the mall. And then you hear that there were hundreds of deaths at a factory in Bangladesh. Our next guest is going to tell us what one might have to do with the other. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

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11:47am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Snow In May? The Nation's Midsection Bundles Up

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 4:56 pm

Snow clings to flowers in Denver on Wednesday. As much as a foot of snow is forecast for some areas of Colorado.
Ed Andrieski AP

Update at 4:55 P.M ET: The Associated Press reports that Cheyenne, Wyo. has now received at least 15 inches of snow.

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11:33am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Pew Study: Many Muslims Believe In Mixing Mosque And State

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 12:13 pm

Faithful in Bangladesh offer Friday prayers during a street protest in the capital, Dhaka, in March.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Most Muslims around the globe tend to be deeply committed to their faith and believe that it should shape not only their personal lives, but the societies they live in, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center (PDF).

Pew's face-to-face survey of more than 38,000 Muslims, including many in the United States, between 2008-12 produced a telling snapshot of attitudes and beliefs.

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11:31am

Wed May 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

Ratting Out TB: Scientists Train Rodents To Diagnose Disease

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 10:39 am

Abdullah Mchumvu has been training African giant pouched rats for more than a decade in Morogoro, Tanzania.
Jonathan Kalan for NPR

Rats are notorious for spreading nasty diseases. Think the plague, lassa fever and even salmonella.

But could some jumbo-size African rodents help health workers diagnose diseases more quickly? They just might.

A group in Tanzania is training rats to detect tuberculosis in people. The critters in question are African giant pouched rats. They are about twice the size of your average house gerbil — and half as pretty.

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11:27am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Doubles Down On Double Entendres In Strip Club Case

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 6:27 pm

The judge's name for the case says quite a bit about his opinion.
WOAI.com

In what Huffington Post Business calls "one of the funniest, most eloquent court documents we've ever seen," a federal judge in Texas has loaded up his ruling on a case involving San Antonio strip clubs with at least 17 double entendres.

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11:26am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Police: Three More Individuals In Custody

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 4:53 pm

Items FBI agents say were inside a backpack recovered from a landfill in New Bedford. Investigators say the backpack was thrown in the trash by friends of Tsarnaev.
FBI

(Most recent update: 4:36 p.m. ET.)

Three 19-year-old men — two of them University of Massachusetts Dartmouth college students from Kazakhstan who were friends with Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — were taken into custody Wednesday by authorities in Boston. The third individual, an American citizen, was also a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Tsarnaev was enrolled.

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10:51am

Wed May 1, 2013
Strange News

High Schoolers Show Up For Prom On Wrong Night

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Prom is the high school highlight for many teens. But maybe not for 400 students from Bloomington High here in Southern California, who showed up for their prom a week early. The invitations had the wrong date. Faced with students in gowns and rented tuxes, the venue managed a makeshift party complete with DJ and chicken strips. One mother wasn't impressed. Those chicken strips, she said, were the most expensive the kids would ever eat.

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