7:40am

Fri January 27, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Song (Folk, Jazz), Dance (UK) and Theater (3)

New York-based choreographer Blake Pearson created the first work in the show, "Mama Geena." The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre presents "3Dimensions: Winter Dance Concert," the inaugural performance of UK's new dance program.
Rich Copley Lexington Herald Leader

Top performers in the fields of jazz and folk perform this weekend in central Kentucky.  Emmy Lou Harris is at the Lexington Opera House. Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit sings at the EKU Center for the Arts, and, guitarist Stanley Jordan is in Danville.  Plus, a resurrected dance company at the University of Kentucky makes its debut.  And, several theater groups are opening new shows.  Reporter Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader offers this preview. 

7:30am

Fri January 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Suicide Blast Kills 32 In Baghdad

People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in Zafaraniyah, Baghdad, Iraq on Friday. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near a funeral procession killing and injuring dozens of Iraqis, police said.
Khalid Mohammed AP

Using an explosives packed car, a suicide bomber killed 32 people near a funeral possession in the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah in Baghdad.

The AP reports that about 65 people were wounded and most of the people killed were police escorting the funeral.

The AP reports:

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7:14am

Fri January 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Women's Car-Shopping Tactics Steer Them Toward Better Deals

Originally published on Fri January 27, 2012 10:44 am

A new survey from LeaseTrader finds that women ask more thorough questions than men when buying cars.
iStockphoto.com

When it comes to buying cars, women do their homework — and it pays off. A recent report from LeaseTrader.com finds women generally get better deals than men when they buy cars.

John Sternal of LeaseTrader tells NPR's Sonari Glinton on Morning Edition that women's participation in car buying is changing.

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7:06am

Fri January 27, 2012
It's All Politics

Live By Debate, Die By Debate: Gingrich Challenge To Romney Stalls Where It Began

Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 10:10 am

On Thursday night in Jacksonville, Fla., Mitt Romney (right) went after Newt Gingrich from the start on topics such as immigration and colonizing the moon.
Matt Rourke AP

We still don't know who'll win the Florida primary Tuesday, but after the past two debates it seems far likelier to be Mitt Romney.

Why? Because Newt Gingrich had vaulted from the margins to the forefront of the Republican presidential race in South Carolina on the strength of two debate performances. And that weapon has ceased to work in his favor.

The NBC and CNN debates this week in Tampa and Jacksonville went a long way toward neutralizing the impression created by debates the previous week in Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

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6:42am

Fri January 27, 2012
Around the Nation

Army Base Isn't Laughing At Package Bomb Comment

Originally published on Fri January 27, 2012 10:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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6:29am

Fri January 27, 2012
Europe

Politician 'Borrows' From Aaron Sorkin Movie

The transport minister in Australia denounced a political opponent. He said the opponent wasn't interested in fixing a problem, only in making people "afraid of it" and telling them "who's to blame for it." Critics note Michael Douglas used that line in Aaron Sorkin's movie The American President.

6:15am

Fri January 27, 2012
The Commonwealth

Section of Western Kentucky Bridge Collapses

Investigators will spend the day at the scene of a partial bridge collapse in far western Kentucky.  Two spans of U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 crossing over Kentucky Lake fell after being hit by a ship Thursday night.  There have been no reported casualties and no indication vehicles fell into the lake.  The U.S Coast Guard says the vessel did not contain hazardous cargo.

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4:23am

Fri January 27, 2012
Middle East

Authorities Bar 6 Americans From Leaving Egypt

Egyptian authorities are preventing six Americans, including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, from leaving the country. They work for non-governmental agencies that were raided by Egyptian security forces last month.

4:00am

Fri January 27, 2012
Business

EU Outlines Online Privacy Recommendations

Originally published on Fri January 27, 2012 10:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

In Europe, there's a movement to provide better protections for Web users. The European Union has outlined tough new data privacy recommendations that it wants to become law. Among its targets, the American companies Facebook and Google. Google just announced a new privacy policy that would track all the Web movements of its registered users.

Teri Schultz is in Brussels and reports on EU efforts to strengthen online protections of personal information.

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4:00am

Fri January 27, 2012
Business

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