11:49am

Mon March 4, 2013
Business

Yahoo: A Telecommunication Breakdown?

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 1:51 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, it's been called a landmark in the American literary canon. Certainly it's one of the premier works of Chicano literature. Now it's finally made its way to the big screen. We are going to speak with its star, herself a well-loved pioneer among Latina actresses. Her name is Miriam Colon and she's with us in just a few minutes to tell us about "Bless Me, Ultima."

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11:47am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

French Commander Cautious About Al-Qaida Leaders' Deaths

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 12:10 pm

There's uncertainty over the supposed death of two top al-Qaida-affiliated leaders reportedly killed in West Africa.

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11:19am

Mon March 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Mouse Study Sheds Light On Why Some Cancer Vaccines Fail

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 2:31 pm

A simple switch of ingredients made a big difference in how mice responded to experimental cancer vaccines.
Andrei Tchernov iStockphoto.com

In the quest for better cancer medicines, vaccines that treat rather than prevent disease are getting lots of attention.

More than 90 clinical trials have tested therapeutic vaccines in cancer patients, but the results have been a mixed bag.

A recent study in mice suggests that changing a traditional ingredient in the vaccines could make a big difference.

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10:39am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Taps Nominees For EPA, Budget Office And Energy Department

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 3:36 pm

Calling them "three outstanding individuals" who will help him tackle some tough problems, President Obama on Monday morning nominated:

-- Gina McCarthy, currently an assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, to lead that agency. She would succeed the departed Lisa Jackson.

-- Ernest Moniz to be the next secretary of energy, replacing Steven Chu, who like Jackson decided not to stay for Obama's second term. Moniz is director of MIT's Energy Initiative and is a former undersecretary at the department.

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10:24am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Today's 'Harlem Shake' Report: 15 Aussie Miners Fired; 'The Simpsons' Joins In

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:25 am

The "Harlem Shake" has certainly gone global. Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, these folks joined in.
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9:58am

Mon March 4, 2013
Musical Theater

Back Alley Productions Presents 'The Fantasticks'

Back Alley Productions will be presenting the musical The Fantasticks March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 in the Walker Community Theater in Rock Spring Georgia. 

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9:52am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Queen Elizabeth II Leaves Hospital

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:24 am

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she left King Edward VII hospital in London on Monday.
Bogdan Maran EPA /LANDOV

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was just seen leaving London's King Edward VII hospital, where she had been admitted over the weekend to be treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.

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9:24am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Dennis Rodman's Take On The North Korean Regime

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:06 am

"This Week" host George Stephanopoulos interviews former NBA star Dennis Rodman, just back from a visit to North Korea.
Lorenzo Bevilaqua Associated Press

If former NBA star Dennis Rodman's read on Kim Jong Un is correct, the CIA and State Department might be in need of a major overhaul in their assessments of the North Korean leader.

Rodman, the only American to have met and talked with Kim, appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos to talk about his two-day visit to North Korea last week.

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9:08am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Prayers, Oaths Of Secrecy As Catholic Cardinals Meet

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:35 am

Some of the cardinals as they arrived for today's meeting in Vatican City.
Claudio Peri EPA /LANDOV

As they begin the process that will lead to selection of the next pope, the Roman Catholic Church's cardinals must first decide just when to officially start deciding, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reminds us from Rome this morning.

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8:31am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Heartbreak In NYC: Parents Die In Crash; Baby Is Delivered But Later Dies

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:04 am

Mourners lined the street Sunday outside a synagogue in Brooklyn where funeral services were held for Raizy and Nathan Glauber.
Verena Dobnik AP

A young couple head to a hospital because the wife, who is about seven months pregnant, isn't feeling well. Then, tragedy strikes.

It's a heartbreaking story that is making headlines in New York City.

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