1:58pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Autopsy Study Provides New Theory On Shaken Baby Syndrome

Findings from a series of autopsies could alter the debate over the controversial diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome.

A new study suggests that babies can die by violent shaking alone — but not in the way doctors have previously thought.

A team of researchers who conducted autopsies on 35 babies in Miami, Dallas and Calgary, Alberta, report that when children die after being violently shaken, they die of neck injuries and not from brain trauma.

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1:55pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Statehouse News

Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Forest Fires

The Corbin man, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in March, pleaded guilty Tuesday to setting fires in the Whitley County portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest. U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanley A. Ingram accepted the single-count, guilty plea for setting fire to land under the exclusive control and jurisdiction of the United States, from Michael L. Luttrell, 20, a former Woodbine volunteer firefighter.

1:01pm

Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Justice Ginsburg Says She Worries About Court's Politicization

In an interview with USA Today, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the senior member of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, said she worries about the judiciary getting "caught up in politics."

The USA Today reports:

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12:52pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Beginnings: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond

In China, An IVF Clinic Grapples With Huge Demand

Dr Weipeng Zhao heads the increasingly popular Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics and IVF Institute.
Courtesy of Xu Yongming

At 8:30 in the morning, a line weaves through the lobby and out the front door of the Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics and IVF Institute. Next to the lobby, people crowd into a waiting room, which looks and sounds as much like a train station as it does a medical office. There's an electronic board on the wall, but instead of destinations and times, it flashes names of patients, telling them which room to go to and which doctor to see.

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12:12pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Google Searches For Peace

Google's Jared Cohen, left, and Jim Lindsay of the Council of Foreign Relations, speak to the media during a news conference at the Summit Against Violent Extremism in Dublin on Monday, June, 27. The event organized by Google, the council on Foreign Relations and the Tribeca Film Festival brought together nearly 90 former members of violent and extremist groups.
Peter Morrison AP

William McCants, the founder and co-editor of Jihadica, is a research analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He most recently served as senior advisor on countering violent extremism in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

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12:09pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Vetoes Save Lexington $889 Thousand

Lexington's Mayor has vetoed three items in the budget approved by the Urban County Council. Mayor Jim Gray's veto cut $400,000 in spending on disc golf, lacrosse, and other capital projects.  Gray also vetoed the funding restored by the council for outside agencies that provide services to the city.  The third veto, assuming it's not over-ridden by the council, means seven employees in government communications would lose their jobs.

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12:00pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Barbershop

'Shop Talk': The Dream Act — A Dream Deferred?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NBA lockout that went into effect at midnight. They'll also discuss the Dream Act, and whether President Obama's stance on gay marriage has evolved. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael, conservative columnist Mario Loyola, Sports Illustrated reporter Pablo Torre and editorial director of Colorlines.com Kai Wright.

12:00pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Politics

In Politics: Debt Standoff And Bachmann's Bid

During this week's political chat, host Michel Martin discusses the budget talks, various abortion laws nationwide and Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, who recently announced her White House bid. Martin hears from Linda Chavez, chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director of Voto Latino.

11:51am

Fri July 1, 2011
Around the Nation

Lazy In America: A Brief Social History

Even when we're relaxing, we're multitasking. A UC Berkeley student with his mobile device.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Pop open a can of beer, pull up a deck chair and let's talk about laziness in America.

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11:35am

Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Heart Disease, Not The Car Accident, Killed 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

An update on the death in May of former pro wrestling superstar "Macho Man" Randy Savage:

Authorities have confirmed that it was heart disease, not the Seminole, Fla., car accident he was involved in at the time, that killed the 58-year-old Macho Man, the St. Petersburg Times reports:

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