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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Internet Sensation, The Trololo Man, Dies

RTRW

Vocalist Eduard Khil, a beloved Russian musician who found worldwide fame through an unlikely internet musical clip, died this week after suffering a stroke. He was 77.

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The Two-Way
9:03 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Japanese Dock Reaches Oregon; Tsunami Debris Arriving Sooner Than Expected

A man looks at the massive dock from Japan that washed ashore on Oregon's Agate Beach this week.
Rick Bowmer AP

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 10:42 am

"A massive dock" that was washed away from a city on Japan's northeast coast by the devastating March 2011 tsunami landed this week on an Oregon beach. It's a warning sign that dangerous chunks of debris from that disaster are reaching the Pacific coast of the mainland U.S. much sooner than predicted, The Oregonian reports.

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Krulwich Wonders...
8:58 am
Thu June 7, 2012

On Vacation 'Til Mid-June

Robert Krulwich NPR

I'll be back with more on the blog on June 19 after a brief break.

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The Two-Way
8:42 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Jobless Claims Dipped Last Week

There were 377,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 12,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports.

But in yet another mixed signal about how the economy's doing, that welcome dip is tempered by the fact that the "4-week moving average was 377,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average of 376,000." Economists watch that average because it offers a slightly larger look at the trend.

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Monkey See
8:26 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Morning Shots: Which One Is Franklin And Which One Is Bash, Again?

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is curiously resilient for a guy who started out on Saved By The Bell. In a new interview, he talks a little about the writing on that show not necessarily being so great, and he discusses his TNT show Franklin & Bash, where he yuks that as long as he gets paid more than co-star Breckin Meyer, he doesn't even care which of the guys he's playing: "I could be the ampersand." [Yahoo TV]

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New In Paperback
8:21 am
Thu June 7, 2012

New In Paperback June 4-10

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 11:24 am

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Julian Barnes, Joan Didion and Sugar Ray Leonard.

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The Two-Way
8:17 am
Thu June 7, 2012

After Big Gain, Markets Look To Rise Again; All Eyes On Bernanke

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 10:21 am

Following up on one of the best rallies in months on Wednesday, stock index futures are pointing to a higher start today on Wall Street, Dow Jones Newswires says.

The Associated Press says there are "hopes that Europe is preparing to take action to tackle the region's financial crisis and that the Federal Reserve will consider additional support for the U.S. economy."

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The Two-Way
7:54 am
Thu June 7, 2012

U.S. Is Running Out Of Patience With Pakistan, Panetta Says

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier today in Kabul.
Shah Marai AFP/Getty Images

American officials are "reaching the limits of our patience" with Pakistan because that nation continues to allow terrorists to use its territory "as a safety net in order to conduct ... attacks on our forces," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Associated Press also writes that:

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This Is NPR
7:41 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Kerry Washington Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:34 pm

Actress Kerry Washington cracked a smile while at NPR West for an interview about a Washington Scandal... the TV show that is.

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