Mon February 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Court Strips Contador Of 2010 Tour De France Victory

PINTO, SPAIN - FILE: Alberto Contador listens to questions from the media during his press conference pleading his innocence after being tested positive for clenbuterol in 2010.
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Sport's highest court has stripped Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France title.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the Spanish Cycling Federation's decision that said Contador had accidentally ingested clenbuterol, a performance enhancing drug, by eating a contaminated steak.

The CAS was deciding on an appeal launched by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Cycling Union (UCI).

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Mon February 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Super Bowl's Political Ads Stir Emotions Amid Beer, Chips And Car Ads

Clint Eastwood provided a Super Bowl surprise.
Chrysler ad screenshot


Mon February 6, 2012
State Capitol

Legislative Redistricting During Budget Times

For weeks, negotiations between Senate Republicans and House Democrats over new legislative, judicial and congressional districts have diverted their attention. Time spent on those tasks is time not spent on budget writing.  But, despite the delays and hard feelings, legislative leaders still say they can agree on a new budget.

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Mon February 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama Signs Order Extending Sanctions To Property Of Iranian Government

President Obama has signed an executive order blocking the movement of "all property and interests in property of the government of Iran, including the Central Bank of Iran," if the assets are in the U.S. or are controlled by an American or U.S. entity at foreign branches of U.S. institutions.

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Mon February 6, 2012
Movie Interviews

Meryl Streep: The Fresh Air Interview

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 10:39 am

As of 2012, Meryl Streep holds the record for the actor with the most Academy Award nominations — her tally stands at 17.
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Meryl Streep is known for completely enveloping herself in her characters, capturing their nuances, speech patterns and personalities. In her films, she's transformed herself into such disparate people as the chef Julia Child, the writer Susan Orlean and plutonium-plant worker Karen Silkwood, winning countless honors and awards along the way.

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Mon February 6, 2012
Your Money

Chinese Labor Practices Sour Apple Consumers

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 12:47 pm

An injured man arrives at a hospital in Chengdu on a stretcher following an explosion at an electronics factory owned by Foxconn Technology Group, which makes many Apple products. Poor working conditions and low pay at such factories has made many consumers push for Apple to contract work more selectively.

It's hard for those who have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod to describe what the device is worth to them, but it may be harder to measure the human cost of manufacturing Apple products.

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Mon February 6, 2012
The Two-Way

M.I.A.'s Flip Of The Finger: Big Deal Or Not?

M.I.A.'s now famous finger during halftime of the Super Bowl.
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(Note: If seeing someone "flip the bird" greatly offends you, this might not be the post for you.)

If it's the morning after a Super Bowl then that must mean everybody's talking not just about the game but about the ads and the halftime show as well.

The game? OK, but not the greatest. (If you haven't heard, the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17.)

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Mon February 6, 2012
All Politics are Local

Uranium Bill Reaches Stalemate

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield says a bill to allow re-enrichment of uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant has reached a stalemate in Washington. The plant in Paducah is operated by the United States Enrichment Corporation and produces low-enriched uranium for use in commercial nuclear power plants across the country. The bill would allow the plant to re-enrich leftover uranium—called “tails”—and sell it to generate power.

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Mon February 6, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Regional Earthquake Drill

A multistate earthquake drill will have at least 400,000 people in Kentucky dropping to their knees, finding cover and holding on Tuesday morning. The one-minute exercise is part of the second annual Great Central U.S. Shake Out, which is planned for 10:15 CST Tuesday. In Hopkins County, the Emergency Management Agency will test its radio communication with state offices in Frankfort and keep a watchful eye on the earthquake walk-through conducted by area schools, said Frank Wright, EMA director.