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3:22 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Do These Pants Make Me Look ... ? Body Scans For A Better Fit

OptiTex creates digital models of clothes for department stores like Target and Kohl's. These computer designs let stores create or tweak new styles without actually stitching prototype garments.
OptiTex

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 7:44 pm

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A Blog Supreme
3:18 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

One Of The Best Things Ever Written About Jazz Writing

J.R. Taylor's observations about jazz writing in 1983 remain relevant today.
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:39 pm

Is also one of the saddest. Here's the first paragraph:

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The Two-Way
3:13 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

This Past May Is The First Since 2005 Without A Tornado Fatality

Storm clouds pass over the devastated Greenbriar Nursing Home in Joplin, Mo. on May 25, 2011. Eleven residents of the facility died when an EF-5 tornado tore through much of the city.
Charlie Riedel AP

This tweet from Justin Kenney, of the Pew Environment Group, caught our attention:

"This was the first May without a #tornado fatality in US since 2005"

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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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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

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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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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

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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