1:09pm

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Google Will Pay $7 Million To Settle Street View Data Capturing Case

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 1:37 pm

The camera mounted on a Google Street View car used to photograph whole streets obscures part of the U.S. Internet giant's logo.
Daniel Mihailescu AFP/Getty Images

Google has agreed to pay a $7 million fine to settle claims from 37 states and the District of Columbia that the search giant improperly collected data from unsecured wireless networks across the United States using its "Street View" vehicles.

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1:01pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Book Reviews

'Lean In': Not Much Of A Manifesto, But Still A Win For Women

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 1:19 pm

AP

Sheryl Sandberg tells an anecdote in her new book, Lean In, about sitting down with her boss, Mark Zuckerberg, for her first performance review as chief operating officer at Facebook. Zuckerberg told her that her "desire to be liked by everybody would hold [her] back." I hope she's worked on that problem because over the past few weeks, there sure have been a lot of people hating on Sheryl Sandberg.

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12:00pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

When It Comes To Health Care, Patients Don't Want To Weigh Costs

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 4:06 pm

Patients say they feel little personal responsibility for keeping health costs lower.
Andrei Tchernov iStockphoto.com

People willingly drive across town to save 50 cents on a carton of milk. But when it comes to health care, they don't want to think about how much it costs, and they don't want their doctors to think about it either, according to a recent study in the journal Health Affairs.

That's not good news for those who hope to nudge people into being more cost-conscious health care consumers.

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12:00pm

Tue March 12, 2013
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Our first drawing will be for a two-night stay at the House of the Seasons in Jefferson, Texas. Your stay includes breakfast in the historic dining room and dinner for two at Memories and More Restaurant and Piano Bar. You will also receive a tour of the historic home including a trip to the cupola. This drawing will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. Everyone who makes a pledge before then is automatically entered into the drawing. Make your Pledge NOW by calling 800-552-8502 or pledge online here:  DONATE NOW!

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11:57am

Tue March 12, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Obama (And Any President) Fails To Meet Expectations

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 2:06 pm

As with other recent presidents, Barack Obama is disliked and distrusted by roughly half the public. But some of his perceived failings may be the result of an inflated expectations game that all modern presidents must play.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Whether President Obama attacks members of Congress, takes them out to dinner or pays them visits on Capitol Hill, he needs their support in order to achieve major parts of his agenda.

That presidents are at the mercy of Congress when it comes to budgets and legislation is an obvious point, and one deeply embedded in the U.S. constitutional system.

But it's a truism that often gets overlooked in the rush to assume that what a president wants, a president can get.

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11:37am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Palestinian Rocket Likely Killed 11-Month Old In Gaza, UN Report Says

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 8:54 am

Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad.
Majed Hamdan AP

It became the iconic photograph of Israel's military strikes in Gaza last November:

It showed Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic journalist, carrying the body of his 11-month-old son, Ahmad. Misharawi is wailing, asking "What did my son do to die like this?"

An easy inference to make from the photograph was that the boy died because of an Israeli airstrike.

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11:21am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Accused Colorado Theater Shooter

After his attorneys said they need more time to prepare to respond to the 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes he faces, a Colorado judge on Tuesday entered a not guilty plea on behalf of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes.

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11:05am

Tue March 12, 2013
Africa

Kenyans Select President, But Opponent Vows Fight

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will talk about the Reverend Al reboot - Reverend Al Sharpton, that is. For some people he's still just a loud-mouth provocateur, but for others he's become a trusted analyst, activist, and ally. NPR correspondent Corey Dade recently spent a very busy day with him and he'll tell us what he found out in just a few minutes.

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11:00am

Tue March 12, 2013
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Ensemble Matheus

Ensemble Matheus

Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m.  Together with its powerful leader, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus performs the Baroque repertoire it specializes in with white-hot energy. The ensemble is, as Stephen Brookes of The Washington Post put it, "aggressive, vibrant, and focused to an absolutely electrifying pitch."  Tune in for this top French chamber orchestra as they bring passionate life to operatic works by Vivaldi, Handel and the little-heard Nicola Antonio Porpora — a composer who was once Handel's rival.

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10:43am

Tue March 12, 2013
Books

First African-American Poet Still Showing New Work

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 3:42 pm

Newly found poem by Jupiter Hammon.
Courtesy of Yale University Libraries

It's the handwriting that stands out to Cedrick May.

As an associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Arlington, he assigned his doctoral students to find some of the known works by Jupiter Hammon, the first published African-American poet. Hammon's works date back to 1760.

What one student ended up finding was a previously unpublished piece by the poet that shows how deeply he thought about slavery and religion.

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