10:17am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

4-Year-Old Re-Elected 'Mayor' Of Minnesota Town

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 10:27 am

Mayor Bobby Tufts of Dorset, Minn.
Jeff Baenen AP

His second job will be at a pre-school.

As a student.

Four-year-old Bobby Tufts was re-elected "mayor" over the weekend in the tiny northern Minnesota community of Dorset. We say "mayor" because Dorset doesn't really have a government. It doesn't even have many people — "22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town," according to CBS Minnesota.

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10:11am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Woman Killed In Venice Beach Rampage Was On Her Honeymoon

Flowers and notes have been left at the scene in Venice Beach, Calif., where Italian honeymooner Alice Gruppioni was killed and about a dozen more people were injured by a car that plowed through crowds on the boardwalk.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

The young woman killed Saturday when a car plowed through the crowded boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., was an Italian honeymooner.

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8:21am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Terror Threat Shakes Up NSA Debate, Unites Some Lawmakers

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 11:17 am

A checkpoint leading to the closed U.S. Embassy compound in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Saturday.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration's weekend decision to close diplomatic posts from Central Asia through the Middle East and into North Africa has led to applause from "rattled lawmakers in both parties," The Washington Post writes.

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7:33am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Baseball Suspends Alex Rodriguez For 211 Games

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 6:49 pm

He's waiting to hear his fate: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
John Angelillo UPI /Landov

(We most recently updated this post at 6:48 p.m. ET.)

New York Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's brightest stars and its highest-paid player, will be suspended through the 2014 regular season because he violated parts of baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league said today.

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7:20am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Justice Department Proposes Punishments For Apple

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 2:10 pm

The Justice Department is asking the court to force Apple to submit to broad oversight.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:09am

Mon August 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Sideburns Contest To Honor Commodore Perry

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a major victory over the British 200 years ago at the Battle of Lake Erie. On Wednesday the citizens of Erie, Pa., will honor him the best way they know how — with a sideburns contest. Judges are looking for sideburns that resemble Commodore Perry's famous mutton chops.

7:05am

Mon August 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Preschooler To Serve Second Term As Mayor Of Minn. Town

The mayor of Dorset, Minn., is now four years old. Bobby Tufts' named was pulled out of a hat last year, making him mayor of the town of 20 people. Dorset doesn't have a formal government. On Sunday, his name was drawn again.

6:59am

Mon August 5, 2013
Books News & Features

E-Books Strain Relations Between Libraries, Publishing Houses

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 2:23 pm

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Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

E-books have strained the relations between libraries and the major publishing houses. Libraries say they're being cut out of the market because publishers are afraid they could lose money selling e-books to libraries. After much negotiation, the publishers are experimenting with new ways of doing business. But some libraries are already looking to bypass the high prices and restrictions that publishers place on e-books.

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6:23am

Mon August 5, 2013
Africa

Why Gay Pride Celebrations In Uganda Were Discreet

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 1:44 pm

Gay pride celebrations are held loudly each summer in New York, Paris and Berlin. But when Uganda held its version of the event this weekend, it was done very privately. It came as the Ugandan parliament considers a piece of extremely anti-gay legislation, and as discrimination against gays is widespread

6:07am

Mon August 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Donations Help Detroit Bury Unclaimed Bodies

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 10:42 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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