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8:29 am
Fri September 28, 2012

China's Communist Party Expells Disgraced Politician



A sensational political scandal in China involves murder, abuse of power, and an attempted defection. And the case of senior politician Bo Xilai took another twist today. After months of speculation, it has just been announced that he has been expelled from the Communist Party and will face criminal charges. NPR's Louisa Lim is on the line with us from Beijing, and Louisa, what kind of charges is Bo Xilai going to face?

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7:48 am
Fri September 28, 2012

McDonald Will Not Run as Independent

Roy McDonald
AP Photo

The Republican State Senator who lost a primary after voting for gay marriage is dropping out of the race. Senator Roy McDonald says he won’t campaign on the Independence Party line in the general election and will instead back his former primary opponent.  

Senator McDonald, in a statement, says he’s decided not to continue campaigning on the Independence Party line for the November vote. McDonald narrowly lost a GOP primary following his decision to vote yes to help get gay marriage approved in New York last year.

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7:44 am
Fri September 28, 2012

'Flight': A Few Million Little Creatures That Could

"Supergenerations" of monarch butterflies migrate over 2000 miles from Canada to Mexico.
SK Films

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 10:19 am

A young boy in Canada wondered where butterflies go in the winter — and spent 40 years trying to answer that question.

In 1973, Dr. Fred Urquhart — all grown up by then — placed an ad in a newspaper in Mexico looking for volunteers to tag and observe butterflies and find their destination. A woman named Catalina Aguado and her American husband, Kenneth Brugger, answered that ad. They spent two years searching in remote parts of Mexico.

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New England News
7:38 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Mohegan Sun Lays Off 300 in CT, Replaces CEO

AP File Photo

The chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority says the Mohegan Sun casino is laying off more than 300 employees and replacing its CEO.

Mitchell Etess tells The Day of New London ( Thursday that Jeffrey Hartmann will be replaced by Bobby Soper, CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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Hudson Valley News
7:31 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Future of Valley View Expected to Impact Orange County Budget

Valley View
Hank Gross

Orange County Executive Edward Diana is expected to not fund the Valley View nursing home when he unveils his proposed county 2013 budget later today (Friday), and that has the potential of bankrupting the county, according to County Legislator Patrick Berardinelli, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

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7:28 am
Fri September 28, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Ravens fans had two reasons to cheer Thursday night. The second was a 23-16 win over the Browns that came down to the final play. The first was the return of the regular officials, who received an ovation just before kickoff.

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7:26 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

6:48 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Briton Walks On Water In Human Hampster Wheel

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 8:29 am



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6:27 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Candidate's Wife Douses Reporter With Water

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 8:29 am



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4:49 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 8:29 am

PNC Bank says its website is the latest victim of a denial of service attack. Users who tried to access the bank's websites had trouble loading the pages, or couldn't get into their accounts. But officials say the accounts were not compromised.