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9:48 am
Fri June 8, 2012

What Happens When Ideas Have Sex?

"There's a sense in which this meeting and mating of ideas has ... a momentum of its own" — Matt Ridley
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:49 am

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The Two-Way
9:46 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Obama: Congress Needs To Do More Than Talk About Jobs

President Obama during this morning's news conference at the White House.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 12:58 pm

President Obama used the White House press briefing room this morning to again make the case that Congress — and in particular the Republican-controlled House — needs to take up more of his ideas about how to boost job growth.

He also said it's "offensive" to suggest "my White House" may have leaked some secrets to gain political advantage.

We updated with highlights, so hit your "refresh" button to be sure you're seeing our latest.

Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. Romney Says Obama Is 'Out Of Touch':

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Ask Me Another
9:19 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Chuck Klosterman: He Keeps On Shoutin'

New York Magazine, author and essayist, Chuck Klosterman has had a string of unfortunate nicknames. One--"Curtains"--stemmed from a pair of sweatpants his mother made for him." href="/post/chuck-klosterman-he-keeps-shoutin" class="noexit lightbox">
According to New York Magazine, author and essayist, Chuck Klosterman has had a string of unfortunate nicknames. One--"Curtains"--stemmed from a pair of sweatpants his mother made for him.
Richard Fleischman Courtesy of Chuck Klosterman

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 11:10 am

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Monkey See
9:19 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Morning Shots: Can You Walk And Read At The Same Time?

Lev Grossman writes about the problem of reading while walking, explaining that on the one hand, he knows it's "foolish," but he can't help himself. [Time]

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This Is NPR
8:48 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Damon Lindelof Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:37 pm

No NPR love was lost on Damon Lindelof, screenwriter of the new Prometheus movie, when he visited our offices in Culver City, CA, this week. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talked with Lindelof about his new film, opening in theaters today, and the apprehension building among loyal Alien fans anxious to see how the origin film plays out.

The Two-Way
8:34 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Chesapeake Energy CEO In Hot Seat Today

Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon.
Scott Detrow StateImpact/Pennsylvania

The NBA finals aren't the only big news in Oklahoma City.

This morning, shareholders of Chesapeake Energy, the natural gas driller at the center of the nation's hydraulic fracturing controversies, are meeting in Oklahoma City, where the company is headquartered. But the buzz at this gathering won't be about fracking or basketball. It will be about Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake's controversial CEO.

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Africa
7:55 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Dry Cleaner Opens In World's Most Dangerous City

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 3:03 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Two-Way
7:53 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Reports Swirl That Spain Will Seek Bailout

The Banco de Espana (Bank of Spain) in Madrid.
Dominique Faget AFP/Getty Images

One day after seeing its sovereign debt downgraded to just above junk status, Spain is dealing with reports that it's about to ask the other eurozone nations for help in bailing out its beleaguered banks.

As The Guardian writes:

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Around the Nation
7:48 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Typo Spotted In Maryland County's Diplomas

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 3:03 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene. High school students graduating in Prince George's County, Maryland, got a surprise on their diplomas: a typo. The diplomas celebrated that each of the 8,000 students had completed an approved "progam" of study.

The Washington Post reports that the school system has ordered new diplomas, and apologized. School officials had a pretty good excuse; they blamed vendor error. No word yet on whether a dog was somehow involved.

The Two-Way
7:08 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Blood, Flesh, Gore At Site Of Suspected Massacre In Syria

Late last month, people gathered near a home that had been destroyed by fighting in al-Latamneh, Hama Province, Syria.
Austin Tice MCT /Landov

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 1:45 pm

There was "blood on the floor ... pieces of flesh ... a tablecloth filled with gore" when U.N. monitors and journalists got to one home today in a tiny central Syrian village where activists say dozens of people were killed by pro-Assad forces this week.

That's the report from NPR's Deborah Amos, one of the journalists traveling with those U.N. monitors. She spoke with our Newscast Desk just after 9 a.m. ET, from that village.

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