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The Two-Way
1:14 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

A New Record: Cyclist Finishes 'Around The World' Ride In 92 Days

Mike Hall, 30, who hails from North Yorkshire, is one of nine cyclists competing in an epic unassisted race around the globe, beginning the challenge on February 18 from the Greenwich Meridian at the Royal Observatory in south-east London.
Johnny Green Barcroft Media /Landov

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 1:31 pm

As part of the World Cycle Racing, Mike Hall, 31, rode into the Greenwich royal observatory today 92 days after he left. The Guardian explains that to come full circle, he travelled 24,900 miles and biked 18,000 of them through "20 countries and four continents to raise money for the Newborn Vietnam charity."

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
1:13 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Estonia And The Wisdom Of The Ages

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 1:59 pm

The boat is shallow draft, some 40-feet long and 18-feet of beam, tar pitched, almost clinker built, wide on the Mother of Rivers, the Emajõgi. For 600 years these boats, with their single square sails, plied the Mother of Rivers from Estonia half way to Moscow with spices, returning with furs.

The last of these boats worked some 70 years ago. A federation of Estonians have gathered lost knowledge and built just one, wide on the river, easing its way, Estonian pastries for the guests, of which I am one. Magic.

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The Two-Way
12:39 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Prince Philip Hospitalized As Precaution, Diamond Jubilee Festivities Continue

On Saturday, Prince Philip was at the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival.
Adrian Dennis AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, has been taken to a London hospital to be treated for a bladder infection, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 90, has been admitted as a "precautionary measure" and will likely be in the hospital for a few days, a "palace spokesman" tells the BBC.

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The Two-Way
12:11 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Flights Diverted As Libyan Militia Surrounds Tripoli Airport

Using tanks and armored vehicles a militia has surrounded the Tripoli international airport in Libya. Commercial flights have been cancelled and some of them were diverted to the city's military airport.

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Planet Money
12:00 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Why People Are Paying The U.S. Government To Hold Their Money

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The U.S. government can now borrow money for 10 years at an interest rate of 1.5 percent a year. This is one of those dull-sounding statements that is actually wild and dramatic.

After accounting for inflation — which is over 2 percent — the people who are buying these bonds are losing money over time.

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Mental Health
11:54 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Glenn Close's Family On Coping With Mental Illness

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:56 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Now we want to go "Behind Closed Doors." That's something we often do on Mondays. That's where we talk about issues people usually keep private. And you might remember that we recently spoke with Oscar-nominee Glenn Close. She told us about how mental illness has affected her family, and how she was motivated by her younger sister Jessie to co-found the nonprofit group Bring Change to Mind.

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The Two-Way
11:54 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Latest Sign Of Slowing: Factory Orders Fell In April

The word from the Census Bureau that orders for manufactured goods fell 0.6 percent in April from March — the second straight monthly decline — is in line with other reports that signal the economy "may suffer a swoon yet not slip into a recession," Bloomberg News writes.

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Shots - Health Blog
11:34 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Beset With Bedbugs? Don't Bother With Bug Bombs

Bedbugs on display at the National Bed Bug Summit held in Washington in early 2011.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 11:46 am

Bedbug infestations can be maddening. So readily available bug bombs that fill the house with a pesticide fog are understandably tempting. But research shows they're not likely to work.

Writing in the Journal of Economic Entomology, researchers from Ohio State University say they tested three popular bug bomb products on five different populations of bedbugs, collected "in the wild" from homes around Ohio. All three products failed miserably.

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It's All Politics
11:22 am
Mon June 4, 2012

In Wisconsin, It's All About Turnout Now

Lucille Berrien, 84, of Milwaukee campaigns Sunday for Democrat Tom Barrett.
Liz Halloran NPR

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 5:07 pm

The divisive recall contest in Wisconsin between GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his challenger, Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett, has moved into its final hours with a deluge of advertisements and rallies to get out the vote Tuesday.

Walker, seeking to avoid becoming the third sitting governor in U.S. history ousted by a recall vote, on Monday planned to visit businesses in four cities, and wrap up the day with rallies in Green Bay and Milwaukee.

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The Two-Way
11:14 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Reports: Suspect Arrested In Canadian Body Parts Case

"Canadian murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in Berlin, German police tell CBC News."

The Associated Press says it's been told the same thing by a Canadian official.

As we've previously reported, Montreal Police had issued a warrant for the gay porn star.

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