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12:00 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Students Demand Better Response To Campus Rape

Students at Amherst College attend a class in front of College Row. (Samuel Masinter/Amherst College)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

A growing number of female students are filing complaints against their colleges and universities, seeking to reform how their institutions deal with sexual violence by fellow students.

Women at Occidental College and the University of Southern California claim that their universities fail to meet federal Title IX standards for preventing and responding to sexual assault on campus.

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The Two-Way
11:51 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Jailed Tunisian Rapper Is Freed; Song Called Police 'Dogs'

Tunisian rapper Ala Yaacoubi, also known by his rap name Weld El 15, left, speaks alongside his lawyer, Ghazi Mrabet, before his trial last month.
Fethi Belaid AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 3:29 pm

A Tunisian appeals court has freed rapper Ala Yaacoubi, who last month was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting police officers with his song "The Police Are Dogs."

Critics had said the arrest of Yaacoubi, 25, who performs under the name Weld El 15, was a sign of repression in Tunisia, where mass rallies overthrew former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali at the start of the Arab Spring in 2011. As NPR reported that summer, several rap songs became anthems for that shift.

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11:44 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Revisiting News Coverage Of The Battle Of Gettysburg

Front page of the Saturday Evening Post from June 1863. (Courtesy of the Saturday Evening Post)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

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11:40 am
Tue July 2, 2013

FAA Changes Urged After 5 Near Airline Collisions

A Virgin America flight prepares to land at McCarran International Airport, March 2012, in Las Vegas. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued recommendations to the Federal Aviation Agency to change its air traffic control procedures.

The NTSB found that current rules for planes that abort a landing create “hazardous conflicts and introduce unnecessary collision risk.”

The NTSB investigated five near mid-air collisions at commercial airports and found that the rules create the possibility for mid-air collisions and leave pilots without any guidance from air-traffic control.

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Monkey See
11:32 am
Tue July 2, 2013

'Big Brother' Isn't Just A Terrible Show, It's A Wasted Opportunity

Houseguest Judd makes a toast during the season premiere of Big Brother.
Cliff Lipson CBS

Here's how Big Brother works.

Producers throw a bunch of people into a house, where they're stuck for about three months. All day and all night, they're watched by cameras, and they can be watched online — these are the so-called "live feeds," which are sort of like watching the security cameras in the most boring juice bar in Los Angeles. (I wrote about touring the house in 2010; it's very creepy.)

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NPR Story
11:20 am
Tue July 2, 2013

St. Louis’ Famous Dish: Toasted Ravioli

Toasted ravioli at Villa Farotto in St. Louis, Missouri. (Jeremy Hobson/Here & Now)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

New York is famous for its hotdogs. Chicago has its deep dish pizza. And St. Louis is known for its toasted ravioli — ravioli that’s covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried.

Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson visits Villa Farotto to taste the regional dish.

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11:15 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Sifting Through Wildfire Ashes For Memories, Hope

Samaritan's Purse volunteers work in a house. (Megan Verlee/Colorado Public Radio)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

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Shots - Health News
11:10 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Savory And Sweet: A Taste For Infertility

Humans have long relied on the sense of taste in the struggle to survive and multiply. A bitter taste alerts us to a plant that may be poisonous. A sweet taste tells us that a plant is likely high in calories and can help sustain us.

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10:53 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Investigation Into 19 Firefighters’ Deaths Begins

Prescott and other area department firefighters embrace during a memorial service, Monday, July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew firefighters who were killed Sunday, when an out-of-control blaze overtook the elite group. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

Last night, the community of Prescott, Ariz., gathered in Fire Station Number 7 to mourn the deaths of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, which was based in Prescott.

The firefighters died battling the Yarnell Hills fire, which continues to rage.

Officials have launched an investigation into how the firefighters were killed and whether their deaths could have been prevented.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:04 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Falling: How To Meet Einstein In An Elevator

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 9:58 pm

This is the third installment in Adam Frank's series "How To See The Universe In A Grain Of Sand", looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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9:53 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Ohio Power Plants Respond To New Regulations

The Painesville, Ohio, power plant recently turned 125 years old. It still burns coal to produce electricity, though operators expect to complement Painesville power production with wind and hydropower in the near future. (Brian Bull/WCPN)

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:22 am

Last week President Obama announced that he is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to crack down on air pollution from coal-powered utility plants.

As part of a more aggressive stance to curb climate change, federal regulators will now write carbon emission standards for existing plants, as well as any built in the future.

In Ohio, coal operators are generally opposed to the new regulations. But the response from some power plant operators has been more muted.

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Monkey See
9:02 am
Tue July 2, 2013

To The Dump, To The Dump, To The Dump Dump Dump: Write Us A Lone Ranger Joke

Milos Luzanin iStockphoto.com

This morning, as I perused the headlines, I saw a few items about the new Lone Ranger movie, and rather than being struck by interesting thoughts about the racial politics of Johnny Depp's Tonto, I abruptly remembered this joke: "Where does the Lone Ranger take his trash?" "To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump." You know, because of the music?

And then I thought, "Who built the Lone Ranger's luxury apartment building?"

"Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Trump Trump."

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The Two-Way
8:45 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Top Stories: Fallen Firefighters Honored; Heat Wave Continues

Oh, baby it's hot: The sun shines down on people standing atop the roof of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, one of the cities in the grips of a dangerous heat wave.
Jonathan Alcorn Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 9:44 am

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The Two-Way
8:07 am
Tue July 2, 2013

VIDEOS: Solemn Salutes To Fallen Firefighters In Arizona

Holding on to each other: Firefighters hug during a memorial service Monday in Prescott, Ariz. They were honoring 19 others who died Sunday.
Michael Nelson EPA/LANDOV

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 9:43 am

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The Two-Way
7:34 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Pressure Builds On Egypt's Morsi To Compromise Or Step Down

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square again Monday during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
Mohamed El-Shahed AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 9:37 am

With about 24 hours to go before the deadline set by Egypt's military to work with opponents and craft a roadmap that moves the country past its political problems or have one created for him by the army, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is under intense pressure. He must either "reach some kind of compromise" with those protesting against his government "or step aside," NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells our Newscast Desk.

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