10:19am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

University of Texas In Austin Reopens After Bomb-Threat Evacuation

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 1:13 pm

Update at 12:57 p.m. ET. University of Texas Reopens:

The University of Texas has reopened, after a phoned bomb threat prompted the evacuation of its entire Austin campus this morning.

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10:10am

Fri September 14, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: On recognizing the impact of teachers

The late commentator Archie McDonald began his academic career at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1964 as an assistant professor of history. He was a lifelong teacher, and we remember his tribute to the profession in this encore commentary from 2004.

10:01am

Fri September 14, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Giovanni de Chiaro

Bill Beckett talks with Classical Guitarist Giovanni de Chiaro who will perform a recital as part of the new performance series at St. George's Episcopal Church in Bossier City this Sunday Afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  The Church is located at 1959 Airline Dr.  in Bossier City. The concert is free and open to all and Free Will Offerings will be accepted. 

9:10am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Salt

How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:45 pm

Scientist Robert Koch holding a post-mortem on an ox thought to have died of rinderpest, circa 1900.
Reinhold Thiele Getty Images

Twice in all of history, humans have managed to eradicate a devastating disease. You've heard of the first one, I suspect: smallpox. But rinderpest?

That's a German word for "cattle plague" a feared companion of cattle throughout history. When outbreaks occurred, as in Europe of the 1700s or Africa in the 1880s, entire herds were wiped out and communities went hungry. Now the disease is gone, eliminated from the face of the earth.

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8:12am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Ally Or Not? The White House Seeks To Nuance Obama's Remarks On Egypt

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:36 am

The Obama administration has stepped back from remarks by the president earlier this week in which he suggested that Egypt was something less than a firm ally.

Following unrest in Egypt and the killing of four Americans in Libya that was sparked at least in part by a film seemingly aimed at stoking Muslim anger, Obama, referring to Egypt, told the Spanish-language Telemundo: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy."

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6:45am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Friday Prayers In Muslim Countries Bring Wider Anti-American Protests

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 5:33 pm

A Sudanese demonstrator burns a German flag as others shout slogans after torching the German embassy in Khartoum during a protest against a low-budget film mocking Islam on Friday. Around 5,000 protesters in the Sudanese capital angry over the amateur anti-Islam film stormed the embassies of Britain and Germany, which was torched and badly damaged.
Ashraf Shazly AFP/Getty Images

Anti-American protests — some peaceful, some not — have been seen in many parts of the Islamic world today, as Friday prayers became an opportunity for many to express anger over a film produced in the U.S. that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

The Atlantic Wire has a good map that shows where the protests are happening.

Update at 6:17 p.m. ET. Seven Dead:

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6:09am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Copts In U.S. Fear 'Terrible' Reaction In Egypt To Muhammad Film

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 12:31 pm

Father Mina celebrates the Christmas Nativity Liturgy, the start of Christmas, at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George on Jan. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Coptic churches around the country have witnessed a surge of Christians fleeing Egypt since the start of the Arab Spring.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community, Coptic Christians.

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4:49am

Fri September 14, 2012
Strange News

Cat Sneaks Onto Plane Bound For Disney World

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 10:43 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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4:47am

Fri September 14, 2012
Strange News

On Your Cellphone At The Movies? Watch For Ninjas

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 10:43 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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3:24am

Fri September 14, 2012
Middle East

Inciting Outrage, Film Spurs Delicate U.S. Response

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 10:43 am

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington Wednesday, Sept. 12 on the recent deaths of Americans in Libya.
Alex Brandon AP

As U.S. embassies and consulates face protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islamic film, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is walking a fine line. She is distancing herself and the State Department from the video that has sparked anger among Muslims, but stressed the US commitment to free speech.

"To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible," she said Thursday in Washington, D.C. "It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage."

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