1:09pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Around the Nation

Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:26 pm

Pop singer Katy Perry became known for her song "I Kissed a Girl," and that became a problem for Katie Perry, a marketing manager at a New York advertising agency.
Aijaz Rahi AP

Chris Brown is a "30-year-old white guy from Alabama who can't sing or dance to save his life," but he has gotten sick of all the Rihanna jokes.

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1:05pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

EPA Official Resigns For Saying EPA Should 'Crucify' Oil Companies

Al Armendariz.
EPA

One of the Environmental Protection Agency's top officials resigned yesterday.

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12:45pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Music Reviews

A Sure-Footed Collection Of 'African Blues'

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 6:18 pm

I have to hand it to the Putumayo label. Since it started as a soundtrack-provider to a clothing store in the early '90s, the operation has placed racks of CDs with friendly-primitivist art by Nicola Heindl into Starbucks and Whole Foods everywhere. Putumayo is as responsible as anything for making music buyers ask "Where's the world music section?" in shops or online.

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12:42pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

In 'Manchester Derby' Man City Comes Out On Top

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 6:16 pm

Manchester United's Nani (in red) and Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov during a game last August in London.
Ian Kington AFP/Getty Images

Update at 6:08 p.m. ET. Man City Wins 1-0:

A header from Vincent Kompany was all it took for Manchester City to come out today against Manchester United.

As the AP reports, this match has been billed as the "biggest Manchester derby ever," and Kompany scored the winning goal during first-half stoppage time.

Our Original Post Continues:

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12:26pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

British High Court Order Big Internet Providers to Block The Pirate Bay

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 2:03 pm

Supporters of the website The Pirate Bay, one of the world's top illegal file-sharing websites, demonstrate in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009.
Fredrik Persson AFP/Getty Images

Britain's High Court has ordered the country's major Internet service providers to block one of the oldest and biggest file-sharing websites.

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12:20pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Author Interviews

Sissy Spacek's 'Extraordinary Ordinary Life'

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 12:45 pm

Sissy Spacek received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter.
Courtesy of the author

When Sissy Spacek started her film career, she was told to lose her heavy Texas accent. But her famous drawl became one of her greatest assets when Terrence Malick cast her in his 1973 crime drama Badlands.

Spacek played Holly, a teenage girl from South Dakota who became an accomplice on a cross-country murder spree. The film, which also starred Martin Sheen, was narrated in Spacek's distinctive Southern voice.

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12:03pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Politics

Twitter: From Infancy To Political Powerhouse

Transcript

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12:03pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Politics

Political Chat: What A Difference 5 Years Makes

Host Michel Martin marks Tell Me More's 5th anniversary on NPR's airwaves by speaking with political strategists Donna Brazile and Ron Christie. They discuss the past five and next five years in politics. They examine the dividing lines of race, gender, and party, and what they mean for our political future.

11:48am

Mon April 30, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

As Diabetes Rises In Kids, So Do Treatment Challenges

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 11:54 am

Pong, soda and junk food: the beginning of the end for health?
iStockphoto.com

More kids than ever have Type 2 diabetes, the kind that used to be referred to as the adult-onset variety.

It's a sign of our sedentary, calorie-rich times. Childhood obesity, a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, is commonplace. For teens, about half of new cases of diabetes are now Type 2 compared with just 3 percent a few decades back.

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11:47am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Salt

Cracking The Code: Making Vegan Cheese Taste Cheesier

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 1:37 pm

Ready to swap these for the vegan kind?
istockphoto.com

Cheese is a staple of many diets and, let's face it, it makes us happy. But sometimes we worry about the fat and calories it contains. Add this little guilt trip, plus a rise in veganism over the past few years and an increase in reported allergies to milk and soy, and now you've got a ripening market for cheese alternatives.

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