1:21pm

Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Wave Of Violence Leaves Dozens Dead Across Mexico

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Police officers and soldiers stand around a white van containing the dead bodies of several man while it is being hauled onto a tow truck in San Luis Potosi on Thursday.
Reuters /Landov

While the exact number of dead seems to be in flux, there is no question that the last few days have been incredibly bloody across Mexico.

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1:19pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Barbershop

Thrill Of Victory, Agony Of Post-Defeat Criticism

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 5:11 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barbershop, where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds.

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12:39pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Yoga On Commission: More Employers Pay For Good Health Habits

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 6:31 pm

Health risk questionnaires and other wellness programs are becoming a popular way for employers to encourage employee health and, ultimately, reduce health care costs.
grandaded/iStockphoto.com

If you feel like your employer is more interested in your health lately, you're probably right.

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12:33pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Participation Nation

Running For Others In Richmond, Ky.

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 12:59 pm

Afsi and Lindsey use Skype to make plans for Eastern Further.
Colin Reusch Courtesy of Eastern Further

There is something special about Eastern Kentucky University: We call it "the Power of Maroon."

Eastern Further, a group of Eastern alumnae who recognize the positive impact that EKU has had on our lives, has organized a running team to compete in the Disney Princesses Half Marathon in February 2013.

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12:23pm

Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Bears With Taste For Beer Have Quite A Night In Norway

Don't get between a beer and a bear.
London Express Getty Images

"Drunk Bear Family Downs Over 100 Beers During Bear Rager."

Given our fondness for stories about pick-a-nicking bears, we couldn't resist that Gawker headline.

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12:20pm

Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about history of Facebook during the f/8 conference in San Francisco.
Paul Sakuma AP

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Facebook in which the social media leader agrees to get users' approval before making any privacy changes and agrees to periodic third-party audits for the next 20 years on how it handles user privacy.

We told you about this settlement back in November, but today, Reuters reports, after a period of public comment, the settlement has become official.

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12:11pm

Fri August 10, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Aug. 9, 2012

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 8:01 pm

Justin Sullivan Getty Images

In what could be the last podcast before GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's V.P. announcement, NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin once again review the finalists. Plus: A look at the latest Obama and Romney ads, more battleground state polls, primary results in Missouri and elsewhere, and a look ahead to the next Tea Party target: U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin on Aug. 14.

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11:54am

Fri August 10, 2012
BackTalk

Tell Me More Athletes Come Home With Hardware

Tell Me More spoke with a number of Olympians before they headed to the London Games. Now they're coming home with lots of hardware, in the form of precious metals. Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar talk Olympic updates.

11:54am

Fri August 10, 2012
Author Interviews

In Krasikov's World, Dreamers Can't Afford Dreams

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 9:55 am

Courtesy of Random House, Inc.

Sana Krasikov's collection of short stories, One More Year, delves deep into the lives of characters trying to make it in the new Russia. Each story carries an underlying sense that the strong do what they will, and the weak do what they must.

But Krasikov doesn't consider her stories cynical, she says they're realistic.

"I think, if you're in Russia, you can't sometimes afford not to see it like that," she tells NPR's Michel Martin, as part of Tell Me More's summer BRICSION series.

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11:54am

Fri August 10, 2012
Faith Matters

'Teavangelicals' Stronger Than Ever, Author Says

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 5:11 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, some updates on some of the recent stories we covered, including one of the Olympic contenders we met on this program. Here's a hint. He's got something new to wear around his neck.

But first, it's time for Faith Matters. That's the part of the program where we talk about faith and spirituality, and fairly often on this program we find ourselves talking about the nexus between faith and politics.

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