8:10am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

'Occupy Wall Street' Spreads

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 1:03 pm

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Police begin to arrest "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

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The "Occupy Wall Street" protests "appears to be settling in for the long term," NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

And as Jeff said on Weekend Edition Sunday:

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7:45am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Rapid Response From Perry Campaign To Story About Offensive Word

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday (Oct. 1, 2011).

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Note: This report contains an offensive racial epithet. It is an essential part of the story, however.

"Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign pushed back quickly and forcefully Sunday against a Washington Post story that linked Perry to a hunting camp known to some by a racially insensitive name," the Austin American-Statesman reports.

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7:42am

Mon October 3, 2011
Latin America

Mexico City Lawmakers Try To Reduce Divorce Rate

Originally published on Tue October 4, 2011 7:19 am

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DAVID GREENE, host: Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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7:35am

Mon October 3, 2011
Animals

Latest Nestle Ad Campaign Is Going To The Dogs

On Friday, Nestle launched a new dog food commercial in Germany geared to canine sensibilities. The 23 second spot features "squeaky noises" and a high-pitch tone that only dogs can hear.

7:16am

Mon October 3, 2011
Regional Coverage

A tour of the new McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site

The central New York agency that helps kids who have been neglected or abused has a new home.  As WRVO's Ellen Abbott reports, the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site now brings every agency that deals with these kids under one roof.

7:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Three Scientists Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 9:00 am

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The Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to three scientists whose discoveries about the human immune system "opened up new avenues for the development of prevention and therapy against infections, cancer, and inflammatory diseases," the Nobel committee announced earlier today.

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6:43am

Mon October 3, 2011
Politics and Government

Cuomo opens door to avoid layoffs

Governor Andrew Cuomo opened the door to avoiding  the layoffs of 3500 state workers after a union contract was rejected, but he says it’s entirely up to the union leadership whether the job cut backs occur or not.

The Public Employees Federation is floating the idea of some so called tweaks to the tenets of the rejected labor contract, including, perhaps charging more for health care on a sliding scale
based on the amount of a worker’s pay.

In an interview with public radio, Governor Cuomo says he’s “open” to talking about the proposals .

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4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Africa

Anti-Gadhafi Loyalists Accused Of Abusing Power

Residents of the Libyan capital Tripoli are growing increasingly angry at abuses said to be carried out by armed anti-Gadhafi groups. Some allege that once rebel fighting brigades have become criminal gangs, looting and intimidating at will.

4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Research News

3 Scientists Win Nobel For Immune System Studies

Originally published on Tue October 4, 2011 7:19 am

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LYNN NEARY, host: Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on understanding the immune system. However, it turns out one of the scientists died several days ago, which could mean that he was not eligible for the prize. Joining us now is NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton.

Thanks for joining us, Jon.

JON HAMILTON: Good to be here.

NEARY: Let's start with this scientist who died. Who was he, and why might his death make him ineligible for the Nobel Prize?

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4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Analysis

Politics In The News

NPR's Cokie Roberts talks to David Greene about the latest political news.

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