12:02pm

Tue September 20, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Wilmore may Ban Horses, Large Livestock

Just one Wilmore City Council member said "neigh" Monday night when the council took a step toward prohibiting horse owners and anyone else with large farm animals from keeping them in town. Under the ordinance, which exempts poultry and goats, residents of Wilmore would not be able to keep horses, cattle, sheep, llamas, donkeys, mules or buffalo within the city limits unless they had two acres per animal. The animals also could not be kept within 200 feet of a neighboring residence, city park, church or school.

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12:00pm

Tue September 20, 2011
News

DADT Ends, But What Will Actually Change?

On Tuesday, the Pentagon officially terminated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." More than 14,000 troops were discharged under the law that banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. The repeal interrupted the discharge of Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

12:00pm

Tue September 20, 2011
News

Ga. Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency, Despite Support

On Tuesday, Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch plea for the clemency of Troy Davis, who is to be executed Wednesday for killing a police officer. Davis claims innocence. No physical evidence links him to the murder. His supporters, including legal professionals, say the case is rife with doubt.

12:00pm

Tue September 20, 2011
Around the Nation

America's 2nd Largest Indian Tribe Expels Blacks

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 12:03 pm

Black Freedmen, who are descended from the slaves of Cherokee Indians, protest their expulsion on Sept. 2 outside a regional Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Muskogee, Okla. Marilyn Vann, in pink, is the president of the Descendants of Freedmen Association.
Alex Kellogg NPR

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MICHEL MARTIN, host: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Coming up, a major civil rights victory for LGBT servicemembers. The policy which prevented them from serving openly in the military, the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy comes to an end today. We'll talk with a decorated Air Force veteran who's career came under a cloud because of "don't ask, don't tell." We'll ask him about his thoughts about this day.

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11:50am

Tue September 20, 2011
All Politics are Local

Candidates Discuss Homeless, Ex-Felon Voting Rights

The voting rights of Kentucky’s homeless citizens and convicted felons were key points of contention during last night’s election forum on Kentucky Educational Television.  KET hosted candidates in the race for secretary of state, who supervises the Commonwealth’s elections.  As WEKU’S Stu Johnson reports, they differed over the rules that govern voters.

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11:35am

Tue September 20, 2011
The Two-Way

$2 Million For A Double-Wide Mobile Home? That's Malibu For You

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 11:37 am

Not bad digs. The $2 million double-wide in Malibu.
Malibu Real Estate Blog

The word is spreading about the $2 million — in cash — paid recently for a double-wide mobile home in Malibu, Calif.

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11:00am

Tue September 20, 2011
Author Interviews

'Confidence Men': Ron Suskind On White House Woes

President Obama meets with advisers at an economic meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 15, 2009. Participants include National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Council of Economic Advisers Chairwoman Christina Romer, senior adviser David Axelrod, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and adviser Gene Sperling.
Pete Souza White House

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind paints an unflattering picture of rivalries and dysfunction within President Obama's first economic team — rivalries that Suskind says then slowed the administration's response to the financial crisis.

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10:51am

Tue September 20, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Many Are Myopic About Costs Of Short-Term Disability

An injury like this could set you back financially more than you might expect.
Maurice van der Velden iStockphoto.com

Many people, if they think about disability insurance coverage at all, focus on their employer's long-term disability plan rather than any short-term coverage they may get on the job. That makes sense in many ways, since you face a bigger financial risk if you're unable to work for two years rather than for two months.

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10:46am

Tue September 20, 2011
The Commonwealth

LOU Bridge Repairs Top Federal Priority

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer visited Washington D.C. Monday to discuss the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge and was assured by a top official that it is the number one priority for the federal highway administration. The 50-year-old span was closed September 9 after cracks were discovered in some load-bearing supports. Engineers and highway inspectors are examining the bridge of the next two to three weeks to determine its future.

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10:45am

Tue September 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Next Step For Drones May Be 'Automated Killing'

The "future of the American way of war," The Washington Post writes this morning, may be:

"A day when drones hunt, identify and kill the enemy based on calculations made by software, not decisions made by humans. Imagine aerial 'Terminators,' minus beefcake and time travel."

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