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11:51 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Is This The Worst Ceremonial First Pitch In History?

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen smiles with pitcher Matt Moore just before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros on Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
J. Meric Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:52 am

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The Protojournalist
11:50 am
Mon July 15, 2013

The United Stats Of America

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:22 am

When the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played Tuesday night in New York, it will be a time to:

1) take a breath and celebrate America's dirt-and-grasseous pastime.

2) acknowledge that America has been invaded, infiltrated, overrun and is now overlorded by "statheads" — people who yearn to quantify everything.

Maybe it should be called the All-Stat Game.

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The Two-Way
10:45 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Asiana Will Sue TV Station Over Bogus Flight Crew Names

Passengers move away from the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 after the plane's July 6 crash-landing in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.
Eugene Anthony Rah Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 12:34 pm

Claiming the news report has damaged its reputation, Asiana Airlines said it will sue an Oakland TV station that aired the bogus names of the flight crew piloting Flight 214, a Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.

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The Two-Way
9:37 am
Mon July 15, 2013

3 Of The World's Best Sprinters Test Positive For Banned Substances

Tyson Gay reacts after winning the Men's 200 Meter Dash final on day four of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in June in Des Moines, Iowa.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:46 am

The world of track and field got some bad news over the weekend: Three of its biggest stars tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

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The Two-Way
8:27 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Snowden Has NSA 'Blueprint,' Says 'Guardian' Journalist

Glenn Greenwald, columnist/blogger/lawyer/advocate.
Kin Cheung AP

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 1:10 pm

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who was the first to report on classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, says the former National Security Agency contractor has what amounts to an "instruction manual for how the NSA is built."

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: 6 Headlines That Tell The Story

Trayvon Martin supporters rally in New York's Times Square on Sunday.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 12:31 pm

A little more than a day after a jury handed down a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, thousands of people gathered in cities across the country to express their anger and dismay.

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The Two-Way
7:14 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Book News: Anonymous Tip Led To Outing Of J.K. Rowling's Alter Ego

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 1:08 pm

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

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World
6:51 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Canadian Town Is Nuts For Taters

Florenceville-Bristol produces about a third of the world's frozen french fries. So, of course, this tater town celebrated National French Fry Day over the weekend. A huge portrait of the town's covered bridge was unveiled. It was made from 5,700 fries.

Around the Nation
5:10 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Rail Industry Vows To Learn From Fiery Accident In Canada

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 5:59 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

In the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, a grim search continues this morning amid the ash and debris left after a train carrying oil crashed into the town. As investigators try to figure out what caused the fiery accident, the question has emerged across the border: Could the same thing happen here in the U.S.? NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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Around the Nation
5:10 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Norwalk, Conn., Debates Building Project In Floodplain

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 6:06 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And let's talk about another kind of tragedy: natural disasters. Severe storms seem to becoming more frequently, and this is raising questions once again about the wisdom of building in coastal flood-prone areas. It's an issue for private builders and public officials, like city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut. They want to upgrade and old housing project in a flood plain using federal dollars. From WSHU, Kaomi Goetz has that story.

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