1:59pm

Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

With Nod To 'Texts From Hillary' Guys, Clinton Joins Twitter

Will some of her tweets be as funny as the made-up "texts from Hillary?"
@HillaryClinton

"Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe - I'll take it from here... #tweetsfromhillary"

With that bit of social media swagger on Monday, @HillaryClinton joined Twitter.

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1:43pm

Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Butt Slap Lands Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson In Jail

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 2:59 pm

Former Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson.
J. Meric Getty Images

Chad Johnson — the NFL star formerly known as Chad Ochocinco for his jersey number — was minutes from having part of his life back on track. Johnson, who had pleaded no contest to head-butting his ex-wife, was about to seal a plea-deal that called for community service and counseling instead of jail time, when he did something that made the entire court room erupt in laughter.

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1:38pm

Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

What Is Meant By The Term 'Whistle-Blower'

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 8:22 am

In a video interview with The Guardian, Edward Snowden says he exposed NSA monitoring because "the public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong."
Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras EPA/Landov

When Edward Snowden came out as the source of leaks about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, he was immediately labeled a whistle-blower by many.

Is the term a misnomer?

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1:33pm

Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

CBS News: Memo Alleges State Dept. Influence Over Investigations

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 4:13 pm

CBS News has obtained what it says is a memo written by the State Department's investigative arm indicating that some of its investigations into allegations of illegal and inappropriate behavior of department employees were "influenced, manipulated, or simply called off."

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1:06pm

Mon June 10, 2013
Music Reviews

Arctic Records: Drafting A Blueprint For The Philly Sound

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 2:24 pm

Barbara Mason had had one minor hit on Arctic by the time "Yes I'm Ready" came out in March 1965, and hit the Top 10 on both the R&B and pop charts.
Courtesy of the artist

Arctic Records opened for business late in 1964. The label was the brainchild of Jimmy Bishop, the program director of WDAS — at the time Philadelphia's No. 1 black radio station. If that sounds like a conflict of interest, you don't know much about the music business in Philadelphia back then. Besides, it didn't help Arctic's first single, "Happiest Girl in the World" by the Tiffanys, three local teenagers who sang backup in various studios.

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12:50pm

Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

For Bobby Fischer, WikiLeaks & NSA Leaker, Iceland Is Haven

Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer in March 2005 as he left Japan for Iceland, where he lived out his final years.
Yuriko Nakao Reuters /Landov

Edward Snowden, the former CIA and Booz Allen computer security technician who says he leaked information about National Security Agency surveillance programs, has told The Guardian that he wants "to seek asylum in a country with shared values

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12:43pm

Mon June 10, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Politician

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Artist's rendering

The Sandwich Monday crew is out of the office today, at a staff retreat where they're probably going to make us exercise. Still, here's a quick take on a new sandwich from one of our favorite spots.

The arrival of a new sandwich at Tudor's Biscuit World in West Virginia is a lot like that scene in The Lion King: Somebody takes the biscuit to the edge of a cliff and holds it out for all of Appalachia to behold, and all the animals rejoice, except the animals who end up on the biscuit.

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11:29am

Mon June 10, 2013
Economy

Despite Images Of Affluence, LGBT Poverty High

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 3:56 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Here in the U.S., June is known as gay and lesbian pride month, recognizing the contributions and concerns of LGBT people in this country. Later, we'll talk with two people on the cutting edge of what's become one of the markers of LGBT progress. They are the authors of a new book about how to photograph same-sex weddings. There are some interesting similarities and differences that might surprise you.

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11:29am

Mon June 10, 2013
Politics

How Serious Is The NSA Data Leak?

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 3:56 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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11:26am

Mon June 10, 2013
Shots - Health News

Designated Drivers Often Fail To Abstain From Drinking

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 8:45 am

Has the person taking the car keys been drinking, too?
Jacom Stephens iStockphoto.com

We might need to change the definition of a designated driver from noble abstainer to something along the lines of not as drunk as you.

The idea of having one person in a group agree not to drink so that everyone else can get home safely after a night of alcohol-fueled fun has been promoted as a way to reduce the dangers of drunken driving, especially among teenagers and young adults.

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