11:40am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Thrived On Tough Assignments

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 2:59 pm

Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. Consulate. Ambassador Stevens died as he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as a crowd of hundreds attacked the consulate, many of them firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Ibrahim Alaguri AP

Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a very special diplomat. He made a career of going to difficult places and insisting that he witness tumultuous events firsthand.

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11:12am

Wed September 12, 2012
It's All Politics

Bill Clinton, Obama's New 'Secretary Of Explaining Stuff,' Takes Show On Road

Former President Bill Clinton speaks Tuesday at Florida International University in Miami.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

President Obama has joked that he should appoint former President Bill Clinton to a new post: "Secretary of Explaining Stuff."

That's basically the role Clinton played at the Democratic National Convention in telling Americans why — in his view — they should give Obama another four years in office.

Now Clinton is on the campaign trail in the key battleground state of Florida. He's in Orlando today after stumping for Obama in Miami on Tuesday.

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10:12am

Wed September 12, 2012
Africa

Attack In Libya Threatens To Upset U.S. Ties

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 7:31 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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10:12am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 11:23 am

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters.
Scott Olson Getty Image

As a strike by Chicago's schoolteachers enters a third day, the president of their union says negotiators are still "miles apart" from an agreement to get 350,000 students back in the classroom, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The talks were set to resume Wednesday morning, but Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said there had been only "centimeters" of progress and that the union and city were still "kilometers apart."

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10:03am

Wed September 12, 2012
Africa

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, Killed In Libya

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 9:36 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

United States ambassadors do not always have a close connection to the countries where they serve. Sometimes, the ambassadors are friends of an American president. Sometimes, they're career diplomats who have posted to many countries over the years.

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10:00am

Wed September 12, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 645, Romance, Silver Theater "Misty Mountain" Part 1 1/22/39 CBS

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.
 

9:19am

Wed September 12, 2012
-Nature of Things

What Autumn Contributes to My Enjoyment Of Winter

As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.

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9:13am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Pakistan Factory Fires Kill More Than 300

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 1:13 pm

A man tries to identify body of his relative at a mortuary following a huge fire at a garments factory in Karachi, Pakistan.
Rehan Khan EPA /Landov

The death toll from two factory fires in Pakistan has reached 314, most of them killed by suffocation when they were unable to escape the buildings, officials said Wednesday.

The fires in a shoe factory in Lahore and a garment factory in the southern port city of Karachi, broke out Tuesday night. The Karachi fire killed at least 289 people, while the other 25 deaths were reported at the Lahore factory.

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8:34am

Wed September 12, 2012
All Tech Considered

Do iPhone Announcements Get More Attention Than They Deserve?

There will be a lot of questions about the iPhone 5 before its release Wednesday. Less popular among them: Why do we care so much?

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8:24am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. Ambassador To Libya, Three Other Americans Killed In Benghazi Attack

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:13 pm

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was in flames during a protest by an armed group angry over a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Esam Omran Al-Fetori Reuters /Landov

Update at 7:02 p.m. ET. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other staff members were killed in an attack against the American consulate in Benghazi, last night. The attack happened over an American-produced film that criticized the prophet Muhammad.

Here's the latest on the story:

-- Quoting U.S. officials, the AP reports that the Pentagon is moving two warships toward the Libyan coast. CNN is also reporting the move.

-- The remains of all four Americans killed in Libya have been recovered.

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