9:08am

Fri May 3, 2013
Movie Interviews

Bradley Cooper Finds 'Silver Linings' Everywhere

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 11:37 am

Bradley Cooper was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2012 role in the film Silver Linings Playbook.
Jojo Whilden The Weinstein Company

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 7, 2013.

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8:29am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Bangladesh Fears Exodus Of Western Retailers

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 11:46 am

Relatives react after identifying the body of a loved one who was killed in last week's building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Munir Uz Zaman AFP/Getty Images

The Walt Disney Co.'s decision to end its apparel production in Bangladesh after more than 500 people died in the collapse of a garment factory complex has sparked fears of a mass exodus of Western retailers.

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7:35am

Fri May 3, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Cheering takes athleticism, not popularity

Credit Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders recently got a crash course in the competitive nature of cheerleading. Now he feels occasional temblors at his Longview home. He's found that gymnastic ability goes hand-in-hand with cheerleading.

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7:34am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Pakistani Prosecutor Investigating Bhutto Death Is Gunned Down

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:19 am

Pakistani police officials examine the bloodied, bullet-riddled car of slain government prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali after an attack by gunmen Friday in Islamabad.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

In Pakistan, police say two unidentified gunmen fatally shot the special prosecutor investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Friday's attack on Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali in Islamabad deepens the mystery surrounding one of the country's most politically charged cases, which remains open six years later.

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7:34am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

165,000 Jobs Added In April, Jobless Rate Fell To 7.5 Percent

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 9:05 am

Waiting for work: Job seekers lined up last month at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair in Manhattan.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

(Most recent update: 10 a.m. ET.)

The nation's jobless rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March and employers added 165,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.

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7:24am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Cocaine, Heroin May Have Played Role In Chris Kelly's Death

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:56 am

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly during a performance on Feb. 23 in Atlanta.
Paras Griffin Landov

"Former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly had taken a mixture of cocaine and heroin the night before his death and had a history of drug abuse, according to a police report released Thursday," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The newspaper adds that:

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6:42am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: American Refueling Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:55 am

An American military refueling plane crashed Friday in Kyrgyzstan, according to that nation's emergencies ministry.

The Associated Press says "there was no immediate word on any casualties."

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6:29am

Fri May 3, 2013
Around the Nation

School Closes For The Day Due To 'Great Weather'

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 11:14 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. You ever wonder why it took a big snowstorm to close school and on beautiful, sunny days there we are sitting in a classroom? Well, enter Bob Sampson. He's the principal at Bellingham Christian School in Washington state and he canceled school today to, quote, "celebrate an exceptionally nice day." The forecast there: 68 and sunny. No resentment here in the dark studio, all of us at work. Nope, not jealous, because it's always sunny at MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

6:19am

Fri May 3, 2013
Animals

Help Wanted: Polar Bear Spotters

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 11:14 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene with a summer job opportunity - if you're willing to move to the Arctic Circle and if you're not afraid of bears. The Norwegian government is looking for the polar bear spotters. Your job: to warn researchers when bears come in a little too close. A successful candidate should enjoy the outdoors and be competent with firearms. An official said polar bear spotters will not have to fire a gun as long as they have a loud voice to scare off bears. That's reassuring.

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6:02am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Plodding Along Or Picking Up Speed? News On Job Growth Due

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:53 am

Looking for work: The scene at a job fair in New York City earlier this year. Figures on job growth and unemployment in April are due Friday morning.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

Update at 8:35 a.m. ET. Better Than Expected:

165,000 Jobs Added In April, Jobless Rate Fell To 7.5 Percent

Our original post:

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