12:44pm

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

NBA Phenom Lin Leaves Teammate's Couch For High-Rise Condo

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 12:47 pm

Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
Chris Trotman Getty Images

Jeremy Lin has yet one more thing to celebrate today: After his meteoric rise from benchwarmer to superstar, the 23-year-old now has a Manhattan condo to call his own.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lin signed a contract to rent a condo on the 38th floor of the W New York Downtown Hotel.

The Journal adds:

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12:30pm

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

From War Correspondents In Libya, A Toast To Fallen Comrades In Syria

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 1:45 pm

Journalist Marie Colvin (second from left) poses with Libyan rebels in Misrata on June 4, 2011. She was killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday. Later that day in Tripoli, fellow war correspondents gathered to remember her.
Zohra Bensemra Reuters/Landov

We arrived nearly an hour late, our taxi drivers lost in the potholed, half-flooded streets of Tripoli. Our Libyan host, who would never have fathomed an on-time start anyway, invited us upstairs, where he had managed to arrange an impressive array of hors d'oeuvres and beverages on such short notice.

People arrived in groups of three or four at a time. Everyone knew almost everyone else. They hugged each other as if it could be their last time, struggled to hold back the tears, occasionally finding a way to evince a smile from each other.

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12:08pm

Thu February 23, 2012
State Capitol

Animal Rescuers Rallying at the Capitol

Kentucky lawmakers were reminded today of a 96 dog rescue in western Kentucky.  The animals were retrieved in the community of Wingo through the efforts of Animal Rescue Corps.  Corps President Scotlund Haisley was at the state capitol today for ‘Humane Lobby Day.’

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11:55am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Syrian Officials To Blame For Crimes Against Humanity, U.N. Panel Suggests

Syrians today carried the body of a youth reportedly killed in violence in the Idlib region.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations panel says it has evidence that top Syrian officials "bear responsibility for crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations" during the nearly year-long crackdown on dissent that has left thousands of civilians dead.

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11:48am

Thu February 23, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Lexington Police Staffing Remains a Concern

Maintaining sufficient police patrols in Lexington can require some creative scheduling.  Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin says his department has just over 500 officers with 25 more joining the force this fall.  Still, the chief is shorthanded because he’s struggling to replace retirees.  He lost about a dozen officers last December and expects to lose another 24 this year.  Bastin has coped by putting some officers, who’ve worked with specialized units, back on patrol.  He says it’s important to maintain consistency on the streets.

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11:01am

Thu February 23, 2012
All Tech Considered

CU In Court: Texts Can Be A Divorce Lawyer's Dream

Originally published on Fri February 24, 2012 6:36 pm

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Americans have learned to carefully craft their Facebook postings, and edit and spell-check e-mails. But apparently we don't give text messages much thought, and they're providing abundant and effective fodder for divorce attorneys.

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11:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Politics

Understanding The Impact Of Citizens United

James Bopp is the lawyer who first represented Citizens United in the case that ended up in the Supreme Court, which ruled that corporations and unions could give money to political committees active in election campaigns. That decision and subsequent lower court decisions have led to SuperPACs, which allow corporations, unions and individuals to make unlimited contributions, pool them together, and use the money for political campaigns.

11:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Politics

Examining The SuperPAC With Colbert's Trevor Potter

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Transcript

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. SuperPACs have led to what was described in the New York Times yesterday as a new breed of super-donor. About two dozen individuals, couples or corporations have given a million dollars or more this year to Republican superPACs that have poured that money directly into this year's presidential campaign.

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11:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Flu Bug: Missing In Action

Ramon Maldonado-Cardenas grimaces as he gets a flu shot from pharmacy student Khoa Truong during a health fair in Sacramento, Calif., last October.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

It's been a weird winter. It's warm when it should be cold. There's mud where there should be snow. Flowers are blooming way ahead of schedule. Wildlife seems confused.

Well, here's one more weirdness: The flu season seems to be largely M.I.A.

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10:15am

Thu February 23, 2012

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