The Two-Way
10:35 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Is It Fair That A Quarterback Set The Record For Paper Airplane Tossing?

Joe Ayoob (in red shirt) winding up for the record-breaking throw. Plane designer John Collins is behind him.
ThePaperAirplaneGuy

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Bike-to-Work
10:02 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Today's Bike-to-Work Day, Show Us Your Ride

NHPR's resident bike expert and environment reporter, Sam Evans-Brown, took this shot today
Photo: Sam Evans-Brown NHPR

Today is bike-to-work day, an annual event across the country to promote the healthy and environmentally-friendly option of riding a bicycle to work. NPR wants to see your photos and so do we!

Post a photo of you and your bicycle to twitter and instagram using the hashtag #NHPRbike and #NPRbike. NHPR will retweet your photo and post it to this slideshow.

NHPR's resident bike expert and environment reporter Sam Evans-Brown took a shot this morning of his bike on his daily commute, where he also stopped to get fresh milk and eggs on his way to work.

TED Radio Hour
9:59 am
Fri May 18, 2012

How Many People Can You Fit In A Star Wars Remake?

"Star Wars Uncut" let hundreds of people try their hand at directing the classic film.
Courtesy of Malcom Sutherland

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 10:04 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Power Of Crowds.

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TED Radio Hour
9:59 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Why Do Crowds Do Absurd Things In Public?

"I like to create things that are so unusual and hopefully spectacular that it gives strangers a reason to communicate and share a smile." — Charlie Todd
parksam Flickr

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 10:05 am

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Shots - Health Blog
9:53 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Trash Can May Be Greenest Option For Unused Drugs

Surplus and expired drugs collected during the DEA's fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. New research suggests it might be better for the environment to dispose of drugs in household trash.
Keith Srakocic AP

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 10:21 am

American homes are filled with unused prescription drugs. Each year we squirrel away 200 million pounds of pharmaceuticals we don't need anymore, according to some estimates.

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The Two-Way
9:39 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Updated: French President Sticks By Quicker Troop Withdrawal Schedule

President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Update at 1:17 p.m. ET. Support Afghanistan In 'Different Way':

During their meeting in the White House, President Francois Hollande, the new socialist leader of France, said he told President Obama that he was committed to withdrawing French troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

But, the AP reports, Hollande said he was committed to supporting Afghanistan in a "different way."

This was Obama's first meeting with Hollande.

The two leaders also said they wanted Greece to remain a part the European monetary union.

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The Two-Way
9:31 am
Fri May 18, 2012

French Plan To Pull Troops From Afghanistan Kicks Off Busy Diplomatic Days

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 9:33 am

Before President Obama welcomes world leaders to Camp David and Chicago, new French President Francoise Hollande is expected to say he wants his nation's 3,300 troops home from Afghanistan by year's end. That could upset other NATO nations.

Monkey See
8:43 am
Fri May 18, 2012

What To Expect When You're Expecting In A Movie

Lionsgate

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 8:44 am

Babies! Babies babies! Pregnancy and babies! Babies and pregnancy! Strollers full of babies!

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The Two-Way
8:34 am
Fri May 18, 2012

5 Takeaways From Trove Of Evidence Related To Trayvon Martin's Death

A photograph of George Zimmerman's head taken after the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It shows blood from injuries he Zimmerman says he received during their encounter.
Florida State Attorney's Office AFP/Getty Images
  • NPR's Greg Allen reporting on 'Morning Edition'

Among the key things to know about what's in the hundreds of pages of evidence and other materials related to the Feb. 26 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, which were released Thursday:

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Top Stories: Facebook's IPO Debut, Greek Woes Shake Stocks

Good Friday morning - here are some of the stories we're looking at.

Like It Or Not, It's Facebook's Day On Wall Street.

Greek Debt And Spanish Banks Downgraded, Asian And European Stocks Wobble On Euro Fears. (Reuters)

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