10:48am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Two-Way

High Court Will Weigh Discount Fees In Quicken Mortgage Case

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 11:35 am

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case testing whether it is illegal for mortgage lenders to tack on fees to closing costs for services that were not provided. The case was brought by three Louisiana couples who claim their lender violated a 1974 federal law aimed at preventing abusive practices in real estate closings.

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10:45am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Two-Way

A Year Later, One Libyan Fighter Says 'Nothing Has Changed'

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 10:54 am

Danny Vampire, "a battle-hardened veteran of Libya's 2011 revolution."
Andy Carvin

A lanky Libyan man leans hard against the railing, looking out at the waves of the Mediterranean crashing below us on the seafront in Benghazi. He's lost in thought for a moment, then shakes his head and takes a long drag from his cigarette.

"They were dropping like flies," he says. "I knew I was going to die next."

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10:31am

Tue February 21, 2012
Music Reviews

'Barchords': An Intense, Pensive Album About Love

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 9:54 am

Afie Jurvanen
Dave Gillespie All Eyes Media

The song "I Got You Babe," on Bahamas' new album, Barchords, is obviously not Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe." This version is an original song the Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen, who records under the stage name Bahamas, has written about holding and losing someone.

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10:21am

Tue February 21, 2012
Local

Rusk County grows literacy program

The Kiwanis Club in Henderson, Texas, is trying to sign up hundreds of babies for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library literacy program.

10:10am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Salt

How Using Antibiotics In Animal Feed Creates Superbugs

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 4:19 pm

Many livestock groups say there's no evidence that antibiotics in livestock feed have caused a human health problem, but researchers beg to differ.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Researchers have nailed down something scientists, government officials and agribusiness proponents have argued about for years: whether antibiotics in livestock feed give rise to antibiotic-resistant germs that can threaten humans.

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10:00am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court To Hear Affirmative Action Case That Could Be Campaign Issue

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 10:05 am

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear oral arguments in a Texas affirmative action case that has, as NPR.org's Liz Halloran wrote last fall, "the potential to rewrite law on how or whether public colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions."

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9:58am

Tue February 21, 2012
Religion

The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 10:10 am

Historian Andrew Preston says George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were not religious themselves but did see religion as a source of morality.
Three Lions Getty Images

Historian Andrew Preston first became interested in the overlap between religion and America's foreign policy decisions while teaching an undergraduate class on American foreign policy in the days leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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9:26am

Tue February 21, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Convenient Methods For Birth Control Take More Work For Payment

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 4:59 pm

Insurance coverage may vary.
Tiplyashin Stanislav Gennadevic iStockphoto.com

Free contraception has sure been a hot topic lately. But there's still one facet that hasn't received much attention.

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9:18am

Tue February 21, 2012
Digital Life

How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 11:01 am

Ugurhan Betin iStockphoto.com

One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users. Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers.

Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information.

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9:00am

Tue February 21, 2012
Support Red River Radio

New Building Fund

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Dear Red River Radio Supporter, 

I am excited to announce that Red River Radio will soon have a new home.   Many of you know that we have long needed a new studio facility.   Separately from our regular fund drives, we have raised over $600,000 to build new studios and have already started construction.   Some very generous people and several foundations have quietly contributed to this effort.  

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