9:03am

Thu June 20, 2013
Shots - Health News

WHO Finds Violence Against Women Is 'Shockingly' Common

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 9:15 am

Young women listen to a talk on domestic violence and HIV prevention near Lome, Togo, in April. Abused women in sub-Saharan Africa and India are at higher risk for HIV than women who haven't experienced violence.
Darrin Zammit Lupi Reuters/Landov

Thirty-five percent of women around the world have been raped or physically abused, according to statistics the World Health Organization released Thursday. About 80 percent of the time this violence occurs in the home, at the hands of a partner or spouse.

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9:00am

Thu June 20, 2013
Code Switch

For Black Americans, An Even Split In Financial Perceptions

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 11:07 am

If our survey is any indication, this cash-rich stock photo model probably feels pretty good about life.
Willie B.Thomas iStockphoto.com

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health recently polled 1,081 African-Americans about their lives. One of the areas respondents were asked about was their perceptions of their financial status.

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8:59am

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Working On Plan That Limits Power Plant Emissions

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 11:29 am

The smoke stacks at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, W.Va.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

President Obama will soon unveil a plan that will put limits on the carbon emissions of existing power plants, the administration's top energy adviser says.

The New York Times reports this is the most consequential part of a bigger plan to curb climate change. The newspaper adds:

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8:12am

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Watch: Stephen Colbert Drops The Act To Honor His Late Mother

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 11:24 am

Comedian Stephen Colbert.
Scott Gries Picturegroup

For almost four minutes last night, comedian Stephen Colbert dropped the act. And he delivered a beautiful, heartfelt eulogy for his late mother, Lorna Colbert.

There's not much more we can add, just watch:

Lorna Colbert was 92.

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7:38am

Thu June 20, 2013
All Tech Considered

Will Video Ruin Instagram's Appeal?

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 2:31 pm

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, has announced a new video feature.
Ramsey Mohsen via Flickr/Creative Commons

UPDATE on Thursday at 1:44 p.m. ET: Instagram For Video Arrives

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7:30am

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

A Plaque And A Flag: U.S. Tries To Rescue Taliban Peace Talks

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:40 am

Guests arrive for the opening ceremony of the new Taliban political office in Doha on June 18.
Faisal Al-Timimi AFP/Getty Images

How hard will peace negotiations in Afghanistan be? For the past day — and before the first official meeting — the United States has been scrambling to get all parties to the table.

The talks were scheduled to begin today in Qatar, but now they are on hold.

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7:19am

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Alice Munro, Author Of Pensive Short Stories, May Retire

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

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7:07am

Thu June 20, 2013
Europe

Parisians Encouraged To Be Kinder To Tourists

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Parisians are known for turning up their noses, especially at tourists. Now the city is looking to show a little love. A new campaign is distributing 30,000 pamphlets called "Do You Speak Touriste?" The pamphlet lets Parisians know that Italians like handshakes, Chinese respond to a smile and a hello in Chinese. And Americans, the pamphlet says, well, we like to feel the prices are fair. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

6:40am

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

SCOTUS Watch: High Court Could Decide Four Major Cases

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:44 am

Members of the media wait for court rulings in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on Monday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Update at 10:20 a.m. ET. No Big Decisions:

The Supreme Court did not hand down any of the big opinions we were waiting for. That means that as its 2012 term comes to a close, we are still waiting for major decisions on gay marriage, affirmative action and voting rights.

The Court will hand down decisions again on Monday at 10 a.m. ET. We'll be here.

But, lest you think it didn't make any news today, it did hand down three opinions:

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6:25am

Thu June 20, 2013
Around the Nation

Baby Saved By Daughter Of Baseball Great Joe Torre

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:07 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with news of a miracle save. A one-year-old boy climbed out the window of an upper floor apartment. Suddenly that baby was dangling from an awning of a yogurt shop on Manhattan's East side. The parents were asleep. The baby fell safely into the arms of Cristina Torre. The daughter of baseball manager and former catcher Joe Torre made the catch herself. Joe Torre tells the New York Post his daughter always did have quick hands.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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