9:56am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Malala, Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban, Airlifted To Military Hospital

Malala Yousafzai in March 2012.
T. Mughal EPA /LANDOV

The news coming out of Pakistan today in the case of Malala is not good: The 15-year-old girl shot by the Taliban has been airlifted to the "country's top military hospital for specialist treatment," Pakistan's Dawn reports.

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9:34am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. Foreclosures Drop Dramatically, But The Picture Remains Very Mixed

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 9:38 am

An auction sign in front of a Salem, Ore., home on Feb. 23.
Rick Bowmer AP

RealtyTrac, an online industry group that follows the foreclosure market, says the number of foreclosed properties nationally dropped dramatically in September, down by seven percent from August. And the firm says since September 2011, foreclosures are down 16 percent — that's the lowest total since July 2007.

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9:06am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Forced Landing Of Syrian Plane, Opens Rift Between Turkey And Russia

People speak atop the aircraft steps of a Syrian passenger plane that was forced by Turkish jets to land at Esenboga airport in Ankara, Turkey, early Thursday.
Burhan Ozbilici AP

The rift between Syria and Turkey deepened, after Turkish warplanes forced a Moscow-to-Damascus bound passenger airplane to land on Wednesday.

Not only that but it also opened fresh conflict with Russia. The New York Times reports that today Moscow demanded answers for it called "air piracy" and Turkey said it had found illegal materials on board.

The Times reports:

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8:18am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level In More Than Four Years

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 2:30 pm

There were 339,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, a decrease from last week's revised figure of 369,000, the Employment and Training Administration says.

Reuters reports it's the lowest number in more than four years. Reuters adds:

"The prior week's figure was revised up to show 2,000 more applications than previously reported.

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8:12am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Salt

Why Foods Go Together Like 'Rama Lama Lama, Ke Ding A De Dinga Dong'

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 9:49 am

Taking a bite out of a salty pretzel can actually enhance the bitterness of your beer. That's one reason pretzels and beer work as a pair.
James Puccio iStockPhoto

OK, Grease lyrics aside, when it comes to gastronomy, certain foods just belong together: red wine and red meat, sushi and ginger, tea and biscuits, beer and pretzels. But, ever wonder why your favorite cabernet goes so well with a nice filet mignon? What makes two flavors jibe?

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7:37am

Thu October 11, 2012
Business

Temple Foundation breathes new life into Diboll golf course

Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll, Texas, is set to undergo a major renovation. The public golf course was the vision of the late forest products executive and philanthropist Arthur Temple. A $1 million grant from the T.L.L. Temple Foundation will help overhaul the golf course that dates back to the late '60s.

7:32am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

It's Vice Night: Biden, Ryan Set For Face-off In Only Vice Presidential Debate

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 8:37 am

Crews put finishing touches on the stage for the vice presidential debate at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan are set for a one-on-one, 90-minute debate in Danville, Ky. It's the one and only VP candidate debate of the campaign and after what has been conclusively deemed a bad performance by President Obama during the first presidential debate, all eyes are on Biden.

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6:32am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Chinese Author, Mo Yan, Awarded 2012 Nobel Prize In Literature

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 6:53 am

Mo Yan.
J. Kolfhaus, Gymn. Marientha

Mo Yan, the Chinese author, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature this morning.

Mo Yan, the Nobel committee wrote, uses his "hallucinatory realism" to merge "folk tales, history and the contemporary."

"Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition," the committee explained in its citation.

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6:11am

Thu October 11, 2012
Sports

N.Y. Yankees Win With Help From Raul Ibanez

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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6:05am

Thu October 11, 2012
Remembrances

British Pirate Radio Broadcaster Dies At 91

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Starting a pirate radio station and declaring your own nation, it's the sort of thing people did in the '60s. In 1967, Roy Bates made himself prince of Sealand, an old British fort on a platform off the coast of England. Never mind it was the size of a McMansion. Prince Roy ruled Sealand for four decades. In that time he fought off others who claimed it, even confronting the Royal Navy. Roy Bates died this week at 91, not from boredom. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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