1:47pm

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

PBS Names Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff Co-Anchors Of 'NewsHour'

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 10:14 am

Gwen Ifill, left, and Judy Woodruff.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

PBS says Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will share the job of anchoring public television's News Hour.

"The veteran correspondents were also named managing editors of the weekly news program," PBS reports on the Newshour blog.

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1:08pm

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Pentagon Cuts Workers' Mandated Furloughs From 11 To 6 Days

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 2:30 pm

Civilian workers for the Department of Defense will have to take six mandatory unpaid furlough days instead of 11 days, according to an Associated Press report that the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Update at 2:20 p.m. ET: Pentagon Confirms Reduced Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Pentagon have issued a statement announcing the reduction in civilian furlough days, from 11 to six.

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12:38pm

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Bezos Can Help 'Post' Disrupt Other Businesses, Editor Says

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com and soon-to-be owner of The Washington Post, last month in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images
  • From 'Here & Now': 'Washington Post' executive editor Martin Baron on new owner Jeff Bezos

What does Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bring to The Washington Post, which he just agreed to buy for $250 million?

Here's how the Post's executive editor, Martin Baron, answered that question Tuesday on Here & Now:

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12:37pm

Tue August 6, 2013
Shots - Health News

Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 7:47 am

This map from the CDC shows decreases (light blue) and increases (gray) in obesity prevalence among low-income, preschool-aged children from 2008-2011.
CDC

A fresh analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the tide may be turning on the childhood obesity front.

After decades of steady increases, 19 states and U.S. territories saw small decreases in their rates of obesity among low-income preschoolers. And another 20 states held steady at current rates.

A CDC map shows several Southern states — including Florida, Georgia and Mississippi — that are part of the downward trend.

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12:31pm

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

WATCH: 'Mormon Missionaries' Dominate Pickup Basketball Game

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 2:16 pm

A screen-shot from YouTube of a game of pickup basketball.
YouTube

12:12pm

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Japan Shows Off Largest Warship In 60 Years

Japan's new warship, the Izumo, draws a crowd for its launch ceremony at the port in Yokohama Tuesday. At 248 meters (814 feet) in length, the flat-topped ship has been called a destroyer, or a helicopter carrier.
Toshifumi Kitamura AFP/Getty Images

It's being called a destroyer, or perhaps a helicopter carrier. But by any name, Japan's new warship, unveiled Tuesday, is the largest it has built since World War II. The ship was shown to the public on the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and at a time of escalating tensions with China.

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12:07pm

Tue August 6, 2013
Business

Will A Hockey Arena Save Detroit?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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12:07pm

Tue August 6, 2013
Africa

Do Zimbabweans See Election As A Sham?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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11:54am

Tue August 6, 2013
Television

Bob Odenkirk Brings Some Laughs To 'Breaking Bad'

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 12:01 pm

Bob Odenkirk plays sleazeball lawyer Saul Goodman on AMC's Breaking Bad. The show is in its final season, but creator Vince Gilligan has talked about doing a spinoff series for Saul that would star Odenkirk.
Ursula Coyote AMC

"When the going gets tough, you don't want a criminal lawyer — you want a criminal lawyer."

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11:46am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Salt

The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 1:48 pm

The Cotton Candy grape looks and smells like a regular green grape. But the taste will evoke memories of the circus.
Courtesy of Spencer Gray

Can't we just leave our fruit alone?

Last year, apple farmers were soaking their fruit in grape flavor to make them more attractive to kids. Now, plant breeders in California have created a grape that tastes like — well, spun sugar and air.

That's right, Salties. Say hello to the Cotton Candy grape.

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