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History
5:13 am
Tue August 20, 2013

English Debate What To Do With Richard III's Remains

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 6:49 am

More than 500 years after the Wars of the Roses, the English are again fighting over Richard the Third. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester last year unearthed his remains under a parking lot in the city. Leicester Cathedral has earmarked more than a million pounds to give him a proper burial. But not so fast say the people of York.

Environment
2:57 am
Tue August 20, 2013

How Extreme Australian Rains Made Global Sea Levels Drop

Heavy rains in Australia in 2010 and 2011 flooded farmland and homes, like these in the Queensland state town of St. George, seen here on Feb. 7. 2011.
Sally Nicol Rigney AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 9:19 am

Global sea level has been rising as a result of global warming, but in 2010 and 2011, sea level actually fell by about a quarter of an inch.

Scientists now say they know why: It has to do with extreme weather in Australia.

The sea level drop coincided with some of the worst flooding in that continent's history. Dozens of people died and torrents washed away houses and cars, forcing thousands from their homes.

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U.S.
2:56 am
Tue August 20, 2013

One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

Firearms seized during a sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department using the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System initiative. The program uses a database to identify gun owners who are no longer allowed to possess a firearm.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 8:57 am

In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when he or she is convicted of a crime or becomes mentally ill.

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Music News
2:03 am
Tue August 20, 2013

How To Win That Music Competition? Send A Video

If someone like Lang Lang were starting out now, the energetic concert pianist could nail every piano competition without the judges ever hearing a note, according to a new study.
China Photos Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:13 am

Chia-Jung Tsay was something of a piano prodigy. By age 12, she was performing Mendelssohn in concert. At 16, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall. Soon, she was on her way to some of the best music schools in the country — Juilliard and the Peabody Conservatory. And she was throwing her hat in the ring for different competitions.

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Hudson Valley News
8:31 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Newburgh’s Budget On Target With Spending Freeze

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NEWBURGH – City finances in Newburgh are a lot better now than they were just a few years ago and Mayor Judy Kennedy credits that with continued belt tightening and holding the line on spending.

To keep it on track, the city has a spending freeze in place, not laying out anything more than they have to.

“Capital projects will continue,” Kennedy said.  “Other things will continue that have already started, but we are going to put in a spending freeze to make sure that we stay on target because we really have a commitment our taxpayers not to raise taxes.”

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New England News
8:12 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Mass. Unemployment Benefits System Has Problems

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A new online system for filing state unemployment claims remains riddled with problems more than six weeks after it was launched, leaving many jobless people unable to find technical assistance or get benefits.

Frustrated claimants said they were unable to file claims through either the new online system or automated phone system linked to it.

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WAMC News
7:49 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Eliot Spitzer's run for New York City comptroller and former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown's future political ambitions.

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Sports
7:38 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Rodriguez Hits Revenge Homer Against Dempster

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In baseball, Ryan Dempster plunked Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the second inning of Boston's 9-6 loss to the New York Yankees, leading to the ejection of manager Joe Girardi. Dempster's first pitch of the at-bat went behind A-Rod's knees, and the next two were inside before the fourth hit Rodriguez. The benches and bullpens emptied following the plunking, but order was quickly restored without further incident.

Then Rodriguez got the better of Dempster four innings later, hitting his 649th career home run. It sparked a four-run rally that turned a 6-3 deficit into a 7-6 lead.

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New England News
7:29 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Mass. To Hold More Hearings On Electronic Tolls

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State transportation officials are holding two more public hearings on plans to switch to an all-electronic tolling system on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Drivers would no longer be able to stop at toll booths and pay cash, under the proposal.

Tolls instead would be collected electronically through a driver's E-ZPass or by a new system that records license plate numbers and sends a bill to vehicle owners.

Officials are planning a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Worcester City Hall, followed by another public meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Springfield City Hall.

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New England News
7:24 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Vt. Libraries To Unveil Videoconferencing System

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Vermont librarians and a Google executive will be connecting via videoconference to unveil a new system allowing people to do that.

The event set for 11 a.m. Tuesday will link Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid and her professional colleagues in Rutland and Brattleboro, as well as Google's Matt Dunne in Woodstock.

Dunne, who works on community outreach for Google, is a former Vermont legislator and was a candidate for governor in 2010.

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