10:27am

Tue October 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Judge Puts Pennsylvania Voter ID Law On Hold Through Election

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 2:06 pm

A judge is basically "postponing Pennsylvania's tough new voter identification requirement, ordering that it not be enforced in the presidential election," The Associated Press writes.

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10:16am

Tue October 2, 2012
The Salt

High Food Prices Forecast More Global Riots Ahead, Researchers Say

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 10:34 am

A Tunisian protester holds a baguette while taking to riot police in January 2011.
Martin Bureau AFP/Getty Images

When French peasants stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789, they weren't just revolting against the monarchy's policies. They were also hungry.

From the French Revolution to the Arab Spring, high food prices have been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But can food prices actually help predict when social unrest is likely to break out?

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9:55am

Tue October 2, 2012
Step Right Up

Musicians, Drag Queens, Poets All Fair Game At 'Open Floor'

Once a month, there's an eclectic lineup of performances at Barking Legs Theater. The series is called Wide Open Floor, and almost anything goes -- dancing, poetry, comedy, music. The next show is Friday at 8 p.m.

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9:18am

Tue October 2, 2012
Community

Cleaning up the River

The Tennessee River Rescue has been cleaning up our river for 24 years and will be doing it again on Saturday, October 6th. 

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9:15am

Tue October 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: One Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Shot In Arizona

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 1:09 pm

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was shot and killed this morning while on duty near Bisbee, Ariz., the Department of Homeland Security tells The Associated Press and other news outlets.

Another agent was shot and wounded, AP says.

According to KPHO-TV in Phoenix, "both agents worked out of the Brian Terry station in the Tucson sector."

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9:08am

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

UTC Theatre Department's 'Antigone' set in the Machine Age

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Theatre Department opens Greek Tragedy 'Antigone' on Tuesday, October 1st for a one week run.   Directing Professor Mac Smotherman used the imagery of "dragon's teeth" to stage Sophocles' 2500 year old Theban play in the 1915  Machine Age.

8:54am

Tue October 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Women Erased From IKEA's Saudi Catalog; Company Apologizes

She's gone: One example of how women disappeared from IKEA's catalog. In the U.S. version, she's standing at a sink. In the Saudi version, she's missing.
IKEA

Click through Swedish furniture giant IKEA's U.S. (online here) and Saudi (online here) catalogs.

You'll find all the same stuff.

But you won't find women in the Saudi catalog.

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7:56am

Tue October 2, 2012
Around the Nation

'Fearless Felix' To Try To Break Sound Barrier

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 1:08 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with best wishes to Felix Baumgartner. He plans to ride a balloon to an altitude of 23 miles over New Mexico and then he will step out into the void. Fearless Felix will be wearing a pressurized suit like an astronaut and expects to break the sound barrier as he falls. He's being advised by a former NASA flight surgeon who lost his wife in a shuttle crash and who wants to improve astronauts' odds of surviving a future disaster. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:47am

Tue October 2, 2012
Around the Nation

Survey: Bald Man Are Perceived As Manlier

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 1:08 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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7:19am

Tue October 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Report: U.S. Discussing 'Unilateral Strikes' On Terrorist Groups In Africa

Sept. 11, 2012: A blaze erupted during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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During a "series of secret meetings in recent months," the White House began to "consider for the first time whether to prepare for unilateral strikes" aimed at terrorist groups operating in North Africa, The Washington Post writes this morning.

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