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Wed April 11, 2012

9:33am

Wed April 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Violence In Syria Reportedly Continues; Annan Seeks Help From Iran

Originally published on Wed April 11, 2012 11:09 am

As al-Jazeera and other news outlets report being told by activists that Syrian government forces are shelling the city of Homs and attacking and arresting opponents of President Bashar Assad in other places, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan continues to press for a true ceasefire to take effect on Thursday.

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8:50am

Wed April 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Former Sheriff's Name Taken Off Jail Where He's Now An Inmate

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan before a court hearing last month.
Ed Andrieski AP

Patrick Sullivan, the former sheriff in Arapahoe County, Colo., who's serving a 38-day sentence for trying to trade methamphetamine for sex with a man, isn't being held any longer in a jail that bears his name.

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8:15am

Wed April 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Trayvon Martin Death: Prosecutor Plans Announcement By Late Friday

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey.
Kelly Jordan The Florida Times-Union

Shortly after we learned Tuesday that George Zimmerman's lawyers said they had lost contact with their client and were withdrawing from the case, there was an announcement from special prosecutor Angela Corey's office that she would be making an announcement about the case within 72 hours

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7:45am

Wed April 11, 2012
The Two-Way

With Santorum Gone, What Next?

Originally published on Wed April 11, 2012 7:47 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign event Tuesday in Wilmington, Del.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Some of the morning-after analyses of what Rick Santorum's exit from the Republican field means for the 2012 presidential campaign:

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7:43am

Wed April 11, 2012
Around the Nation

Clinton Enjoys 'Texts From Hillary' Web Spoof

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Texts from Hillary went viral last week. That spoof site imagines the Secretary of State's cool, detached texts to the famous, from Jay Z to Joe Biden. One shows Lady Gaga texting from one influential woman to another, XO. Clinton's response: Who is this? Yesterday, the site heard from the real Clinton, who texted that she was ROFL, rolling on the floor laughing, signed Hillz. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:33am

Wed April 11, 2012
Election 2012

The GOP Also-Rans: Early Favorites, Long Shots And Anti-Romneys

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am

Surrounded by members of his family, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announces he will suspend his campaign at the Gettysburg Hotel on Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa.
Jeff Swensen Getty Images

It may be hard to remember, but more than a dozen high-profile Republicans seriously explored 2012 presidential bids or actively entered the race. With Mitt Romney now the presumptive nominee, here's a look at how the field got winnowed to two.

7:00am

Wed April 11, 2012
The Two-Way

After Major Quake Near Indonesia, First Tsunami Is Relatively Small

Originally published on Wed April 11, 2012 9:04 am

Acehnese women hug each other shortly after the powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatra in Banda Aceh.
Chaideer Mahyhuddin AFP/Getty Images

A powerful, 8.6-magnitude earthquake and an 8.2-magnitude aftershock off the west coast of Northern Sumatra today led authorities to warn that potentially devastating tsunamis might roar across the Indian Ocean.

But to the relief of millions who were immediately reminded of the devastating tsunami that rolled across that ocean in 2004, the waves generated by today's temblors were minor and the tsunami "watch" was canceled just before 9 a.m. ET.

The other welcome news: Initial reports indicated that damage from the quakes themselves may not have been extensive.

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6:17am

Wed April 11, 2012
Asia

Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Indonesia's Coast

A huge earthquake shook the ocean floor off the coast of Indonesia Wednesday. Early measurements by the U.S. Geological Survey give it a strength of 8.7. Surrounding nations have issued tsunami warnings.

6:12am

Wed April 11, 2012
The Commonwealth

New Online Portal to Report Abuse

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen is marking his first 100 days in office with the unveiling of a new online resource to allow the public to anonymously report suspected fraud and waste. SAFE-house is a new feature that gives citizens the ability to provide the auditor’s office with information and submit documents electronically. State inspectors already provide the public with a telephone hotline to report allegations of misuse of taxpayer dollars, but the office has lacked several updated technologies.

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