3:34pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Salt

Judge Overturns New York City Ban on Big Sugary Sodas

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 7:06 pm

A customer fills a 21-ounce cup with soda at a New York City McDonald's.
Mario Tama Getty Images

A New York state judge has knocked down New York City's landmark new ban on big, sugary drinks, just one day before it was set to take effect.

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3:27pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Business

In Trendy World Of Fast Fashion, Styles Aren't Made To Last

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Prices at stores like Forever 21 are so low, "it's virtually impossible to walk out empty-handed," says Elizabeth Cline, who writes about fast fashion.
Michael Buckner Getty Images

When she got out of college and moved to New York, Elizabeth Cline liked to shop at vintage-clothing stores. They were the kinds of places tucked away on side streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where a lot of hunting and a little luck might reward you with a great, inexpensive cocktail dress that no one else had.

Then she discovered the world of "fast fashion" — chains like Forever 21, H&M and Zara — and it redefined her whole notion of bargain shopping.

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3:12pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Sen. Larry Craig Argues His Bathroom Antics Were Part Of His Work

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 5:40 am

Former Sen. Larry Craig, a Republican from Idaho.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Lawyers for former Sen. Larry Craig argued today that using campaign money for a legal defense over his 2007 arrest was proper because he was arrested while on official business.

If you recall, Craig, a Republican from Idaho, was arrested during a sting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Craig used a bathroom there during a layover, when an undercover officer said Craig sexually solicited him by tapping his foot.

Craig pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor but after his case became public he tried to renege.

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Ryan Loyd is Texas Public Radio's city beat and political reporter who brings more than a decade of news experience back to his hometown.

Ryan began reporting at KGNB radio in New Braunfels, followed by KTSA. He worked in television news in Joplin, MO, San Antonio, Sherman, Texas, and Austin.

Since joining TPR in October 2011, Ryan has covered stories of local, state and national interest including the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro delivered the keynote address.

2:51pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Impact Of War Project

Four-Legged Warriors Show Signs Of PTSD

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 7:04 pm

Bernie Green is a supervisor with the Department of Defense's Military Working Dog Breeding Program. Experts say dogs can suffer from PTSD-like conditions that can affect their military capabilities later on.
Ryan Loyd KSTX

For years, PTSD — or post-traumatic stress disorder — has been an issue for military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

But humans aren't the only ones with problems. Military dogs returning from war zones are also showing signs of PTSD. And there's evidence that these canines need some extra tender loving care after their tours of duty.

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2:13pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Helmet-cam Records Mountain Climber's Wild Slide; He's OK

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 8:36 pm

Mark Roberts' feet, in the foreground, as he slid down a mountain in Wales.
British Mountaineering Council

This video is not for those who are squeamish about seeing others in danger. So think before you click play.

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1:21pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Two-Way

In Noma's Norovirus Episode, Ignored Emails Get Some Blame

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 1:32 pm

The facade of Noma in Copenhagen. More than 60 diners complained of nausea and diarrhea after eating at the widely acclaimed restaurant last month.
Dresling Jens AP

Days after news spread that Danish restaurant Noma, three-time winner of Restaurant magazine's "World's Best Restaurant" title, was blamed for a norovirus outbreak in which dozens of diners fell ill, the restaurant has issued a public response and sought to clarify its handling of the situation.

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12:54pm

Mon March 11, 2013
All Tech Considered

May You Tweet In Peace: Social Media Beyond The Grave

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What happens after we die? For millennia it's been both a question and a debate among mortal humans, but in the 21st century, there's a new twist: What happens to our social media life once we've left this earth (and does the afterlife have Wi-Fi)?

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12:46pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Update: Falkland Islands Voters Opt To Stay With Britain

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 7:38 am

Residents gather in Stanley, Falkland Islands on Monday, during a referendum intended to show the world that they want to stay British amid increasingly tense relations with Argentina.
Tony Chater AFP/Getty Images

Update at 8:35 a.m. ET, March 12. Nearly Unanimous:

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11:52am

Mon March 11, 2013
Music Reviews

Tegan And Sara Reach Out To New Audiences With 'Heartthrob'

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 5:06 pm

Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing songs since they were 15 and independently released their first full-length album in 1999. Since then, they've produced seven studio albums.
Courtesy of the artist

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