4:49pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Sports

ESPN Names UK Players to All-America Team

UK men’s basketball sophomore Terrence Jones and freshman Anthony Davis were selected to the ESPN Preseason All-America team on Tuesday. Jones, the SEC media’s pick for league preseason Player of the Year, averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season helping guide the Wildcats to the Final Four.

4:47pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Election 2012

Can Obama Make History Again?

Originally published on Wed November 9, 2011 11:23 am

President Obama greets diners in Los Angeles last month. He faces long odds in his quest for re-election. Among them: unemployment, eroding support among independent voters and approval ratings that are well below those of previous presidents who won a second term.
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Three years ago, the state of Virginia flipped. It had voted for George W. Bush in 2004, but in 2008, it went for Barack Obama, with the help of independent voters like Emily Perri. But as Perri cast her ballot in local elections in Fairfax on Tuesday morning, she wasn't so sure she would vote for the president again.

"I'm not entirely positive, you know, another four years will help improve things or not under Obama," Perri said.

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4:33pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Middle East

Disappearances Haunt Syrian Activists, Their Families

Syria's brutal repression of an anti-government movement that began in March continues — even outside its borders. In neighboring Lebanon, the disappearance of an elderly government critic underscores the long reach of the Syrian regime.

Until recently, 89-year-old Shibli al-Aisamy spent most of his time in the United States. As a founder of the pan-Arab Ba'ath Party in the 1960s, Aisamy had once served as a vice president of Syria. He later broke with then-Syrian President Hafez Assad, the father of the current president, Bashar Assad.

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4:13pm

Tue November 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: Wall Street Bonuses Will Decline 20 To 30 Percent This Year

People walk past the Wall Street bull in New York City.
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After two years of record payouts, Wall Street bonuses will take a hit this year, a new report says. The report finds that on average Wall Street workers will get an end-of-year bonus check worth 20 to 30 percent less than last year.

NBC News reports:

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3:56pm

Tue November 8, 2011
The Salt

From Grille To Grill: When Roadkill Is Good Enough For Dinner

The thought of eating roadkill is likely to roil your stomach if you're an urbanite picturing a flattened skunk covered in flies.

But what about a perfectly marinated venison tenderloin charring on the grill?

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3:50pm

Tue November 8, 2011
All Politics are Local

Voters on Low Voter Turnout

Polling Officials at Tates Creek High School in Lexington.
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Brilliant sunshine greeted voters across the commonwealth today .  Despite the fair weather, pre-election predictions suggest a light voter turnout as Kentuckians decide six statewide races.  Lexington voter Frank Byron worries that social studies have ‘gone downhill’  and suspects a lack of interest in civic affairs is behind a  voter turnout that could be below 30 percent.

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3:35pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Around the Nation

In Indiana, Some Buses Stop Shuttling Kids For Free

In Indiana, school buses have been disappearing in large part because districts can no longer rely on a steady funding stream to pay for them.
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School buses have been disappearing in Indiana in large part because districts can no longer rely on a steady funding stream to pay for them.

As many as a dozen Indiana districts are threatening to cut back on busing.

In Franklin Township, near Indianapolis, the school district is already charging families monthly fees for their kids to ride the school bus. It can all be traced back to property taxes.

Forced To Cut Transportation

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3:08pm

Tue November 8, 2011
The Two-Way

U.N. Says Some Of Iran's Work Is 'Specific' To Nuclear Weapons

Originally published on Tue November 8, 2011 5:02 pm

April 2010: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveils a sample of the third generation centrifuge for uranium enrichment during a ceremony in Tehran on April 9, 2010. Iran says its nuclear ambitions are peaceful.
Behrouz Mehri AFP/Getty Images

In a report (pdf) released today, the International Atomic Energy Agency says it has enough "credible" evidence that Iran has worked and may currently be working on producing nuclear weapons.

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3:03pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Monkey See

'100 Yards To Glory': What Eli Manning Told Bob Costas About His Pores

Bob Costas, co-author of a new book and DVD set counting down the greatest moments in NFL history.
NBC Universal Photo Bank

On today's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel poses an important question to Bob Costas, one of the authors of a new book about the greatest moments in football: With football so popular and beloved and money-making, why is baseball still considered our national pastime? What does football have to do to get a little love?

"Hey, leave baseball something," Costas says of the special, nostalgic language with which we often speak of it. "In every other measurable way, football has surpassed it."

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3:00pm

Tue November 8, 2011
National Security

GOP: Holder Hearing Leaves Unanswered Questions

Originally published on Tue November 8, 2011 10:15 pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sworn in before testifying during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking program on Tuesday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Attorney General Eric Holder spent almost three hours on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, getting a grilling from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about a flawed gun-trafficking operation that let hundreds of guns flow across the Southwest border.

But even after the Justice Department oversight hearing, Republican lawmakers say there are lots of questions that remain unanswered.

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