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The Two-Way
9:34 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Syria Bars 17 Western Diplomats, Including U.S. Ambassador

Calling them "persona non grata," Syria today told 17 diplomats — including the U.S. ambassador — that they are no longer welcome in the country.

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Monkey See
9:27 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor: Trying Again To Transform

Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Richard McLaren Lifetime

Lindsay Lohan has tried a lot of things to escape her own image, which has been battered for years by her legal, personal, and substance difficulties. You may remember that in 2008, she sat for a series of photos in New York Magazine specifically calling back to a Marilyn Monroe shoot six weeks before her death. (Some of those, by the way, are topless photos, so use your judgment if you look at them.)

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Monkey See
9:00 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Morning Shots: What Apologies Sound Like And Who's Playing Herman Munster

You may have heard me talk in the past about the "onomatapology," an invented term for the celebrity or politician statement that sounds like an apology and makes noises like an apology but actually is not an apology. Jason Alexander said some dopey things on Craig Ferguson's show a while back, and what he has issued in the aftermath? That is what an apology is like. [OutSports]

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Opinion
8:28 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Foreign Policy: Egypt's Revolutionary Soul-Searching

Egyptian protesters with their mouths covered hold signs against the former regime and in support of the revolution during a demonstration in Cairo's central Tahrir Square on June 1, before Mubarak's sentence was announced.
Marco Longari AFP/GettyImages

Tahrir Square is back. On June 2, an Egyptian court sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year's revolution — but dismissed charges against Mubarak's sons and top security officials of the old regime. Many Egyptians derided the verdict as insufficient and politically motivated, and flocked to the square to express their displeasure with the ruling military government.

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The Two-Way
8:17 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Connecticut Family Of Six, Houston Sisters Among Dead In Nigerian Crash

Monday, before a storm blew through, rescuers and firefighters searched through the crash site in Lagos.
Emmanuel Arewa AFP/Getty Images

"A torrential downpour and strong winds prevented emergency crews from returning Tuesday morning to a devastated neighborhood where a commercial airliner crashed, killing all 153 people aboard the plane and an undetermined number of people on the ground," The Associated Press reports from Lagos.

The wire service adds that:

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The Two-Way
8:05 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Top Stories: Recall Vote In Wisconsin; Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Good morning: if it's Tuesday, somebody somewhere is voting. Here are some stories we're following:

Decision Day Arrives In Wisconsin.

Six States Hold Primary Elections For House Races. (Politico)

Reports: Drone Strike Targeted Al-Qaida's 'Leading Propagandist'.

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Animals
7:43 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Artist Takes Taxidermy To New Heights

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The Two-Way
7:43 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Decision Day Arrives In Wisconsin

Getting out the vote: In Janesville, Wis., on Monday, Democrat Wanda Sonnentag was calling voters.
Scott Olson Getty Images
  • Don Gonyea, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

Polls open at 7 a.m. local time (8 a.m. ET) in Wisconsin, where the bitter battle over whether to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker is finally coming to a conclusion.

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Around the Nation
7:38 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Castle In Phoenix Sells For $1.5 Million

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The Two-Way
7:08 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Reports: Drone Strike Targeted Al-Qaida's 'Leading Propagandist'

Abu Yahya al-Libi in an October 2011 video obtained by the watchdog group IntelCenter.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 1:59 pm

The man described as al-Qaida's "leading propagandist" and the No. 2 leader in that terrorist organization was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Monday, NPR, CNN and The Associated Press say they've been told by "a U.S. official."

That word came around 1:40 p.m. ET.

Our original post. Reports: Drone Strike Targeted Al-Qaida's 'Leading Propagandist'

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