2:45pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Middle East

Reporting From Yemen Amid Ongoing Drone Attacks

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 4:42 pm

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2:37pm

Mon July 9, 2012
AIDS: A Turning Point

Teen Years Pose New Risks For Kids Born With HIV

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 11:33 pm

A boy waits to get his anti-AIDS drugs from pharmacist Rajesh Chandra at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in Gaborone.
Jason Beaubien NPR

The southern African nation of Botswana is grappling with a relatively new problem in the evolving AIDS pandemic: It now has a large group of HIV-positive adolescents.

The teenagers were infected at birth before Botswana managed to almost wipe out mother-to-child transmission of the virus. These children have survived because of a public health system that provides nearly universal access to powerful anti-AIDS drugs.

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2:33pm

Mon July 9, 2012
The Two-Way

PHOTO: A New Panoramic View Of Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took this panoramic view of the planet between Dec. 2011 and May.
NASA

NASA has released a new, stunning panoramic image of Mars. The scene is stitched from 817 images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from Dec. 2011 to May.

To do the image justice, you have to download the hi-resolution version, but be warned it's close to 14 MB.

Here's how NASA describes the scene:

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2:31pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Opinion

Op-Ed: Now's The Time For A Candid Candidate

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 4:42 pm

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And now, the Opinion Page. The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes famously carried a lantern in daylight in hopes of finding an honest man. In an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post, Kathleen Hall Jamieson embarked on an even more changeling quest: a search for an honest politician. Now more than ever, she wrote, with a public highly anxious about the economy and worn down after years of promises that things would get better, the time is ripe for a candid candidate.

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2:31pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Around the Nation

Storms Hurt Grid And Power Companies' Credibility

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 4:42 pm

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This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. At the end of last month, a line of powerful storms left millions without electricity in the midst of record-breaking heat. The storms killed some as trees fell on houses and cars, then the heat took more lives as people sweltered without fans or air conditioning.

The heat wave's broken, the power's back on for most, but the widespread outages left many frustrated and angry. What took so long? Can't we protect power lines? And what about the crews who arrive to help out?

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2:31pm

Mon July 9, 2012
NPR Story

Joy Harjo's 'Crazy Brave' Path To Finding Her Voice

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 2:51 pm

Joy Harjo has won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year for her album Winding Through the Milky Way.
Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie

In her new memoir, Joy Harjo recounts how her early years — a difficult childhood with an alcoholic father and abusive stepfather, and the hardships of teen motherhood — caused her to suppress her artistic gifts and nearly brought her to her breaking point. "It was the spirit of poetry," she writes in Crazy Brave, "who reached out and found me as I stood there at the doorway between panic and love."

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2:11pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Texas Gov. Perry Says No To Medicaid Expansion

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 4:31 pm

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Any doubt, and there probably wasn't much, that Texas would reject an expansion of Medicaid under the big federal health law was dispelled today.

The Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows states to opt out of the expansion without losing all federal Medicaid funding. Only the federal money that would have gone toward the expansion is affected.

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1:57pm

Mon July 9, 2012
The Two-Way

2.97 Million And Counting; '66 Volvo Is Nearing Its 3 Millionth Mile

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 2:10 pm

Irv Gordon in his trusty Volvo P1800S earlier this month.
Seth Wenig AP

"It's just a car I enjoy driving."

That's for sure.

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1:45pm

Mon July 9, 2012
The Salt

Part Science, Part Art, Pollinator Pathway Connects Seattle Green Spaces

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 2:34 pm

This tiger swallowtail butterfly is a pollinator that could benefit from a little more green space.
Jim, the Photographer

When we think about improving urban food systems, we tend think about growing more vegetables — densely planted backyard plots and community gardens, with tiny tomatoes ripening in the sun. But according to some experts, we should start thinking smaller — way smaller — as in bugs.

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1:21pm

Mon July 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Lance Armstrong Sues To Block U.S. Anti-Doping Hearing

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 6:05 pm

Lance Armstrong competes in the Ironman Panama 70.3. triathlon in Panama City, Panama.
Arnulfo Franco AP

Update at 5:58 p.m. ET. Lawsuit Dismissed:

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lance Armstrong that sought to stop a USADA hearing into accusations of doping. The AP reports:

"U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled just hours later. He criticized Armstrong's attorneys for filing an 80-page complaint the judge says seems more intended to whip up public opinion for his case than focus on the legal argument.

"Sparks, however, did not decide on the merits of Armstrong's case and said he can refile his lawsuit."

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