1:55pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Study: Less Religious Are More Motivated By Compassion Than Highly Religious

Are religious people more moved by compassion than those who described themselves as less religious or non-religious?

A group of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley set out to answer that question and what they found would surprise some: In three experiments, the social scientists found that the less religious were more generous when presented with situations that stimulated their compassion, which the scientists defined as "an emotion felt when people see the suffering of others which then motivates them to help, often at a personal risk or cost."

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1:28pm

Tue May 1, 2012
All Politics are Local

Candidate Wins Conservative Endorsement

A national conservative organization has thrown its support behind Thomas Massie in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District GOP Primary. The Club for Growth announced its endorsement today, saying members believe Massie would best emulate U.S. Senator Rand Paul, one of the organization’s most-loved lawmakers. The club has not announced any plans for further involvement in the primary, but officials say they could send money to Massie if the race looks close, and the club may run TV ads if necessary.

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1:26pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Sports

Wildcats Hang with Commander-in-Chief

The University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team is heading to Washington D.C. to meet President Barack Obama this Friday. Kentucky won its eight national championships this year, and the presidential meeting is typical for NCAA basketball champions.

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1:24pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Salt

What Will Make the Food Desert Bloom?

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 10:44 am

Symbols like these are designed to help shoppers make healthier choices
Dan Charles NPR

There's a battle for better health going on in poor neighborhoods across the country, and part of that battle involves getting people living in so-called food deserts access to healthy food.

But as many activists have learned, it takes a combination of access, innovation, and education to change peoples' habits for the better.

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1:20pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Rallying After Bullish Manufacturing News

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 4:34 pm

Adding 87 points, the Dow closed at 13,339, its highest level since December of 2007.

CNN Money reports that the index rose in reaction to a rise in U.S. manufacturing activity.

The Wall Street Journal adds:

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Radiolab on WEKU

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

1:02pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

'Incredible' Race: America's Lopez Lomong Sets 2012 World Record [VIDEO]

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 3:07 pm

In his first race at the 5000-meter distance, runner Lopez Lomong set a 2012 world record. But the American also ran into some unusual trouble late in the race. This file photo shows Lomong at the 2008 Olympics.
Clive Rose Getty Images

The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race in California Sunday. It was Lomong's first race at that distance (just over 3 miles), which he covered in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds. But the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.

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12:48pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

May Day Protests Underway In U.S., Worldwide

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 5:52 pm

Two members of Occupy Oakland join striking Golden Gate Bridge, bus and ferry workers at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Larkspur, Calif on Tuesday.
Eric Risberg AP

From Brazil to England, from Morocco to Paraguay, May Day protests are on their way.

Here in the United States we're seeing protests in both coasts from New York to Los Angeles.

Here's how The Wall Street Journal set up the protests in Manhattan:

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11:56am

Tue May 1, 2012
Book Reviews

'The Newlyweds': A Match Made Online

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 12:38 pm

Random House

There continues to be a lot of talk about gender bias in the book industry. The core argument goes that, while both male and female authors write novels about relationships and the domestic sphere, when a woman does so her books are relegated to "chic lit," and when a man (like Jonathan Franzen) does, he's lauded for serious literary achievement.

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11:56am

Tue May 1, 2012
Osama Bin Laden Killed

The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 12:29 pm

On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
AP

A year ago Tuesday, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces inside a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. When President Obama announced the news, he called the death of bin Laden "the most significant achievement to date" in the war against al-Qaida.

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