10:51am

Thu August 9, 2012
Planet Money

Paying For College: Financial Aid In America, In 2 Graphics

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 7:40 pm

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

For more, see our posts The Price Of College Tuition and What America Owes In Student Loans.

Tuition has gone through the roof in the past decade. But so has financial aid.

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10:43am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Torch

Let's Catch Up: Canada Wins Bronze; Lopez Plays Waiting Game

Canada's Diana Matheson controls the ball, an instant before she struck the game-winning goal against France in the women's soccer bronze medal match Thursday.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Good morning. It's Day 13 of the London Games, and the overall medal tally stands at 82 for the United States, 77 for China, and 48 for Great Britain. Here's a roundup of the news that caught our eye this morning:

Canada has won the bronze medal match over France in women's soccer, as midfielder Diana Matheson scored a golden... er, bronze goal in the 92nd minute to break a 0-0 tie. Obviously, the match featured lots of good defense.

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10:27am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Salt

Canning Factories On Wheels Rev Up The Beer 'Canvolution'

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 10:52 am

Microbrewery Boulder Beer uses Mobile Canning's equipment to pack its brews.
GSL Photo Mobile Canning

Beer snobs and craft brewers alike have rediscovered beer cans in recent years, defying the old stereotype that quality beer comes only in bottles, or that cans are just for mass market stuff. But for the smallest microbreweries, the question wasn't "can or bottle," it was whether they could afford the equipment and storage space to package their beer at all. Many could not.

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10:15am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

George Zimmerman Seeks 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing In Bid To Dismiss Case

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 12:52 pm

George Zimmerman during a July interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.
FoxNews.com

George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, is going to ask for a "stand your ground" court hearing in an attempt to have the case against him dismissed without ever going to trial.

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10:03am

Thu August 9, 2012
Space

Man On The Moon: Saving America's 'One Small Step'

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 6:57 am

Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan takes a Lunar Roving Vehicle for a spin at the Taurus-Littrow landing site during the 1972 mission.
Harrison H. Schmitt NASA

It wasn't that long ago the United States owned the moon, or at least it seemed that way.

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10:00am

Thu August 9, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 621, Romance, Grand Central Station “Moon Blind” 8/24/46, Lady Esther Screen Guild Players “Sweethearts” 3/25/46  

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

9:53am

Thu August 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Why Plant City, Fla., Is A Can't-Miss On The Campaign Trail

Plant City, Fla., claims to be the winter strawberry capital of the world. Here, a mural celebrating its past decorates the downtown.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

National political candidates love visiting Plant City, Fla. It's in a swing state, in a swing county.

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9:42am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Torch

Pistorius And South Africa's Relay Team Win Reprieve, Will Race In Final

Anticipation: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa waits for the baton in the team 4x400m relay at London's Olympic Stadium. His teammate fell in the race, but officials deemed he had been interfered with. South Africa will run in the final.
Streeter Lecka Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius, who made history last weekend when he became the first amputee to run in an Olympic race, saw his London 2012 experience come to an abrupt end Thursday — before a successful appeal put his South African 4x400m relay team back in business.

Pistorius never got a chance to run in the relay's qualifying heat, as he awaited the baton handoff from teammate Ofentse Mogawane. But Mogawane, who was running the second leg of the race, slammed into the back of a Kenyan runner who had drifted into his lane.

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9:31am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Neil Armstrong 'Doing Great' After Heart Surgery

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 11:06 am

Neil Armstrong last November at the U.S. Capitol, when he and the other astronauts from the Apollo 11 mission were awarded Congressional Gold Medals.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

There's word from the wife of first-man-on-the-moon Neil Armstrong that he's "doing great" after cardiac bypass surgery on Tuesday, NBC News reports.

And that's good, tweets second-man-on-the-moon Buzz Aldrin, because he and Armstrong have "agreed to make it [to] the 50th Apollo Anniv in 2019."

Armstrong turned 82 on Sunday.

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9:21am

Thu August 9, 2012
Politics and Government

Taxes debated in 24th Congressional district race

The debate over extending the Bush-era tax cuts is very much an issue in the race for the 24th Congressional district.   Democrat Dan Maffei is criticizing incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle's support for keeping the tax cuts in place for everyone.

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