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The Two-Way
2:43 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Report: Facebook Weighing Access For The Under 13 Crowd

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 3:14 pm

Perhaps in a effort to widen its reach, Facebook is exploring ways in which to officially open up its services to kids younger than 13.

That's what The Wall Street Journal reported today adding that Facebook is already used by millions of kids who lie about their age.

The Journal reports:

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Middle East
2:34 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

President Obama's Unpalatable Options In Syria

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 4:01 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. The massacre in Hula late last month may have marked a turning point in Syria, but there appears to be no clear idea of what to do after Syria's ambassadors have been ordered home to Damascus.

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NPR Story
2:04 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Wisconsin Recall: What's At Stake For Unions?

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 4:24 pm

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NPR Story
2:04 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Making Summer Jobs Work For Teens

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 3:20 pm

A report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies finds that less than 30 percent of U.S. teens had jobs in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Though the employment outlook is bleak, there are some strategies for navigating the summer job market.

NPR Story
2:04 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Lessons Learned From The John Edwards Trial

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 4:04 pm

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After nine days of deliberations, a jury in North Carolina found John Edwards not guilty on one count of campaign finance fraud, and a federal judge declared a mistrial after they failed to reach a verdict on five more. Afterwards, the former presidential candidate said he'd committed no crimes but admitted to what he called awful wrongs for which he could only blame himself. Observers think it's highly unlikely the Justice Department will seek a retrial.

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Planet Money
2:03 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

The Crisis In Europe, Explained

The European currency Euro logo stands in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 4, 2011. The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate at 1.50 percent, a spokesman said as markets waited to see if the ECB would signal a resumption of eurozone bond purchases.
Frank Rumpenhorst AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 2:14 pm

In a speech, George Soros just explained the past and present of the euro crisis, and made a prediction about the future. Lots of people are talking about it.

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The Two-Way
1:58 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

'Cricket Comes First,' India's Tendulkar Says After Joining Parliament

Sachin Tendulkar kisses his helmet after scoring his 100th century (100 runs) in a March match against Bangladesh.
Munir uz Zaman AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 2:19 pm

Since we've followed cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar's heroics on the pitch, we should note that he's now a member of India's upper house of parliament.

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Book Reviews
1:41 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

'Unknown Man': The Riches Of A Terrible Past

Andrei Makine has been hailed as a Russian Proust and a French Chekhov. This isn't as excessive as it sounds, though his new novel shares more with Solzhenitsyn for its vivid depiction of the hardships of war and labor camps and its critical assessment of the triviality of capitalist culture run amok.

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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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