12:54pm

Tue November 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Michael Jackson's Doctor Gets 4-Year Sentence

The doctor found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop star Michael Jackson was just sentenced to four years in prison.

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12:15pm

Tue November 29, 2011
World

Protesters In Iran Storm British Embassy

In Iran on Tuesday, students and other protesters stormed the British Embassy in the capital Tehran, smashing windows, throwing firebombs and burning the British flag. The crowd had gathered at the embassy to protest new severe economic sanctions imposed by Britain, cutting off all banking with Iran. Renee Montagne talks with Washington Post reporter Thomas Erdbrink, who is in Tehran.

12:05pm

Tue November 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Herman Cain 'Reassessing' Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Scott Olson Getty Images
(New material based on NPR reporting added to the top of this post at 12:30 p.m. ET.)

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is reassessing his campaign but still plans to move ahead at this time, his Iowa campaign director tells The Associated Press and NPR.

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12:03pm

Tue November 29, 2011
Author Interviews

'Physics Of The Future': How We'll Live In 2100?

Originally published on Tue November 29, 2011 11:30 am

Imagine being able to access the Internet through the contact lenses on your eyeballs. Blink, and you'd be online. Meet someone, and you'd have the ability to immediately search their identity. And if your friend happens to be speaking a different language, an instantaneous translation could appear directly in front of you.

That might sound farfetched, but it's something that might very well exist in 30 years or less, says theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

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11:38am

Tue November 29, 2011
Rebuilding Iraq: What's Next?

After U.S. Troops Leave, What Happens To Iraq?

Tim Arango is The New York Times' Baghdad bureau chief. He has also written for Fortune Magazine and The New York Post.
New York Times

In October, President Obama announced that most U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of 2011, after negotiations with Iraqi leaders failed to extend the troops' presence. Only Marine embassy guards and liaison troops will stay behind in the country, where more than a million troops, in total, have served over the past eight years.

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11:27am

Tue November 29, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Brawling Senior Citizens, Kapp And Mosca, At Football Reunion

Joe Kapp, left, and Angelo Mosca during their brawl in Vancouver.
YouTube

Five days later, video of two 70-plus year old guys trading blows on stage during a Canadian Football League alumni luncheon in Vancouver is still getting clicks and still drawing lots of attention from the cable news networks, blogs and websites.

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10:59am

Tue November 29, 2011
Education

In Texas, Keeping Kids In School And Out Of Court

Originally published on Wed November 30, 2011 6:49 pm

Seventy students a day are sent to the Waco Alternative School Campus, after being "ticketed" for bad behavior in municipal court.
Marisa PeƱaloza NPR

The sort of offenses that might land a student in the principal's office in other states often send kids in Texas to court with misdemeanor charges. Some schools have started rethinking the way they punish students for bad behavior after watching many of them drop out or land in prison because of tough disciplinary policies.

In a downtown Houston municipal court, Judge David Fraga has presided over thousands of cases involving students "ticketed" by school police. His docket is still relatively small at the moment, with only 45 to 65 cases per night.

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10:20am

Tue November 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Consumer Confidence Bounces Higher

Though "overall readings remain historically weak," consumer confidence went up sharply this month, the private research group known as The Conference Board just reported.

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9:17am

Tue November 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Home Prices 'Drifted Lower' In Recent Months

One reason prices have been falling: A glut of foreclosed homes.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Home prices across the U.S. are still only "back to their first quarter of 2003 levels" and "drifted lower in September and the third quarter," according to the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which were just released.

As The Associated Press says, the news is "the latest evidence that the troubled housing market won't recover any time soon."

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9:02am

Tue November 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Norway's Mass Murderer Declared Insane, May Not Go To Prison

Originally published on Tue November 29, 2011 9:03 am

Anders Behring Breivik in 2009.
Norwegian police AFP/Getty Images

Anders Behring Breivik had been delusional for a long time and was insane on July 22 when he killed 77 people during two horrific attacks in Norway, two psychiatrists reported today. He should be put in a psychiatric ward, not a prison, they conclude.

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