11:07am

Wed November 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Pakistan Gives India 'Most Favored Nation' Trade Status

Indian Border Security Force soldiers (in khakhi) and Pakistani Rangers (in black) perform the daily retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan border in Wagah. It's hoped that freer trade will reduce tensions between their two nations.
Narinder Nanu AFP/Getty Images

The news today that Pakistan's cabinet has moved to normalize trade with India β€” giving its neighbor "Most Favored Nation" status β€” is being viewed as a positive first step toward the possible normalization of diplomatic relations between the two nuclear rivals.

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11:00am

Wed November 2, 2011
Politics

In Voter ID Debate, A Few Go Against Party Lines

Originally published on Wed November 2, 2011 6:42 pm

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama is in favor of voter ID laws. He says that over the years there have been numerous allegations of absentee voter fraud β€” and even a handful of convictions β€” in Alabama.
Dave Martin AP

The debate over requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls has been a heated one. Democrats accuse Republicans, who support such laws, of wanting to suppress the votes of minorities, the elderly and the poor. Republicans accuse Democrats, who oppose ID rules, of condoning voter fraud.

It's a sharp partisan divide. But a few people have gone against the tide β€” and they're getting some political heat for doing so.

A Democrat Criticized For Fraud Concerns

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10:54am

Wed November 2, 2011
Space

Exploring 'The Hidden Reality' Of Parallel Worlds

A massive galaxy cluster about 3 billion light years from Earth.
Chandra X-ray Observatory Smithsonian Institution/Flickr

This interview was originally broadcast on January 24, 2011. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws Of the Cosmos is now available in paperback. Greene is also hosting a NOVA series based on his book The Fabric of the Cosmos.

Our universe might be really, really big β€” but finite. Or it might be infinitely big.

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10:45am

Wed November 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Audie Cornish Will Fill In For Michele Norris On 'All Things Considered'

Originally published on Wed November 2, 2011 10:46 am

Audie Cornish
Steve Barrett NPR

Weekend Edition Sunday host Audie Cornish will be filling in for Michele Norris on All Things Considered for a year, starting in January, NPR just announced.

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8:55am

Wed November 2, 2011

8:35am

Wed November 2, 2011
The Two-Way

French Newspaper Firebombed After Satire Involving Prophet Muhammad

Originally published on Wed November 2, 2011 8:36 am

Charlie Hebdo's publisher, known only as Charb, talked to journalists today (Nov. 2, 2011) in front of his publication's burned-out offices.

Alexander Klein AFP/Getty Images

The Paris offices of a French newsweekly that in its latest issue "invited" the Prophet Muhammad to be a guest editor and satirically wrote of what a "soft version" of Sharia law might be like, were burned early today.

According to The Associated Press:

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8:10am

Wed November 2, 2011

8:07am

Wed November 2, 2011
Politics and Government

Racino plans in Onondaga County hit snag

Plans for a racino near Hancock Airport in Syracuse have hit a snag, but supporters are still optimistic. Β 

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7:52am

Wed November 2, 2011
Politics and Government

State Assembly Speaker says Millionaire's tax still possible

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a supporter of extending the tax on millionaires, says he believes his side can β€œultimately” prevail.

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7:45am

Wed November 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Lawyer: One Of Cain's Accusers Wants Her Story Told

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain on Monday (Oct. 31, 2011) in Washington, D.C.

Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

The lawyer for one of two women who in the late 1990s accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment wants her side of the story to come out because she believes Cain has not been telling the truth about what happened, a lawyer who represents her said Tuesday on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.

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