8:54am

Mon August 13, 2012
It's All Politics

Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida?

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 10:17 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., address supporters in Mooresville, N.C., on Sunday. Some pundits predict Ryan's selection will damage Romney's chances of winning Florida.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Here's the above-the-fold headline on Sunday's Miami Herald: "Ryan could hurt Romney in Florida."

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8:21am

Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

In Egypt, Talk Of Coups And Counter-Coups

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 1:48 pm

In Cairo Sunday night, thousands of Egyptians shouted political slogans in support of President Mohamed Morsi.
Gianluigi Guercia AFP/Getty Images

Sunday's sacking (or forced retirements, if you prefer) of Egypt's military chiefs by new President Mohammed Morsi has analysts scrambling to explain what it all means.

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7:46am

Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Google Cutting 4,000 Jobs At Motorola; 1,300 Of Them Are In U.S.

Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx.
David Becker Getty Images

Google is eliminating about 20 percent of the jobs at Motorola Mobility, the struggling cellphone manufacturer it finished acquiring earlier this year for $12.5 billion, according to reports from The New York Times, Dow Jones' All Things Digital blog and other news outlets.

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7:20am

Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

It's Deja Vu All Over Again: Campaign's Focus Returns To Iowa

Rep. Paul Ryan, who has been chosen by Mitt Romney to be his running mate on the GOP ticket, greeting supporters Sunday in his home state of Wisconsin. Ryan will be in Iowa today.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Good morning.

With Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick now in the books (if you somehow escaped the news from the weekend, it's Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin), the presidential campaign shifts into a higher gear this week.

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7:11am

Mon August 13, 2012
Sports

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Dives Into Hollywood

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7:06am

Mon August 13, 2012
Participation Nation

Up Against The Walls In Washington, D.C.

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 12:38 pm

Painting the town in Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of MuralsDC

This summer, I was one of nearly 200 cyclists who toured D.C. one night in search of the city's most colorful murals in parking lots and back alleys.

The tour was co-sponsored by MuralsDC, a citywide project that trains young artists to paint mural masterpieces over tired, tawdry graffiti.

"It makes art so personal and accessible at once," says Laura Lyons, 20, a summer volunteer.

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7:00am

Mon August 13, 2012
Business

Canadians Overrun Bellingham, Wash., Costco

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5:52am

Mon August 13, 2012
Business

Gasoline Prices Keep Moving Higher

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NPR's business news starts with a spike in gas prices.

Gasoline prices jumped 18 cents over the last couple of weeks. That's the biggest increase so far this year. The Lundberg Survey shows that heading into the weekend, the national average price of a gallon of self-serve was $3.69. Now, analysts say the spike is in part because of some refinery and pipeline issues around the country.

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4:23am

Mon August 13, 2012
Middle East

Egypt's Military Chiefs Dismissed By New President

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 5:46 am

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Egypt's first freely elected president made history there Sunday by confronting the military power structure. Mohammed Morsi forced top military leaders into retirement and shifted the balance of power to the civilian government. Analysts called it the boldest and most unexpected move of Morsi's fledgling presidency. NPR's Leila Fadel has the story from Cairo.

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4:23am

Mon August 13, 2012
Election 2012

A Profile Of Rep. Paul Ryan

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:54 am

Over the weekend, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney named Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. David Greene talks to Ryan Lizza, a reporter for The New Yorker, who recently profiled Ryan for the magazine.

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