Wed July 6, 2011
Beginnings: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond

In Mozambique, A Fight To Keep Babies HIV-Free

Lucrecia Silva and her daughter, Helena, are both HIV-positive. They wait as a nurse in Macia writes a prescription for Helena's anti-retroviral drugs.
Andrea Hsu NPR

The southeastern African nation of Mozambique has some of the highest HIV rates in the world. Within Mozambique, Gaza province in the south of the country is a hot zone for HIV infection. There, 25 percent of people ages 15 to 49 are HIV-positive. Among women in Gaza, the number is even higher: Thirty percent are infected with HIV.

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Wed July 6, 2011

Nascar Scene in Lexington

Fans found themselves between two Nascar haulers in Lexington Wednesday.
Stu Johnson WEKU

Kentucky’s first Nascar Sprint Cup Race isn’t until Saturday.  But,  the racing frenzy is being felt far ahead of the competition and far away from the northern Kentucky track.

It wasn’t the roar of the nascar vehicles that race car fans heard in the parking lot..  It was the sound of idling trucks that transport race cars as they waited Wednesday in a Lexington parking lot.  Daytona, Florida native Ron Utter works on the cars and drives the truck which holds the Toyota driven by Tony Raines.  Utter says actual race cars rarely leave their trucks…and are only seen at the track.

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Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

CNN Cancels Eliot Spitzer's 'In the Arena'

Eliot Spitzer.
Lorenzo Bevilaqua CNN

As part of a broader lineup shakeup, CNN cancelled former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's political talk show "In the Arena." The move comes just nine months after CNN added the show to its lineup and five months after the show's original co-host Kathleen Parker exited because of low ratings.

The New York Times reports:

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Wed July 6, 2011
NPR Story

Government Shutdown Continues In Minnesota

Wednesday is the 6th day of the Minnesota state government shutdown. Republican and Democrat lawmakers there are locked in a battle over the state budget. Michele Norris talks to Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck for a look inside the budget impasse.


Wed July 6, 2011
Culture And Traditions

Love It Or Hate It, Pregnancy 'Bible' Has A Lot To Say

Originally published on Wed July 20, 2011 3:52 pm

Courtesy of Workman Publishing

Since it was first published in 1984, What to Expect When You're Expecting has changed the way millions of women have experienced pregnancy.

With advice on everything from indigestion to postpartum depression, it's a detailed guide to virtually every moment of pregnancy — some say perhaps too detailed.

Dawn Baker didn't get the book at her baby shower last month, and she wasn't disappointed.

"I've actually been told that it's not a go-to resource anymore for modern-day women," Baker says.

'Is It Normal?'

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Wed July 6, 2011
National Security

Terrorism Case Re-Ignites National Security Debate

Photo reviewed by US military officials shows Camp VI entrance in Guantanamo where 70 prisoners were detained on Guantanamo October 2010.
AFP/Getty Images

Somali man Ahmed Warsame was picked up in the Gulf and interrogated by intelligence officials on a U.S. Navy vessel for two months before law enforcement agents came in to question him.

The FBI flew him to New York Monday, where he'll face a civilian trial on conspiracy and weapons charges that could send him to prison for life.

But the allegations against Warsame are nowhere near as important as what his case says about the Obama administration and the politics of national security.

First, the politics.

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Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Motion Filed for New Doneghy Murder Trial

An attorney for Glenn Doneghy, who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Lexington police officer Bryan J. Durman on June 30, has filed a motion for a new trial. Attorney Sally Wasielewski, in the motion filed this week, says that jurors in the trial were allowed to walk freely around downtown Lexington during a June 30 lunch break — after deliberations had begun — when they should have been kept in a group and accompanied by a court bailiff. Wasielewski says this was a violation of Kentucky law.

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Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Coming Up: 'Twitter Town Hall' @ The White House

It may not have the historical feel of the first time a president spoke on radio or TV, but there is something new happening this afternoon at the White House.

President Obama is answering questions, presumably from many regular folks, that have come in via Twitter. The event's supposed to get started at 2 p.m. ET.

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Wed July 6, 2011
Latin America

Small Businesses Sprout Out Of Front Yards In Cuba

Ivelis Ramos (right) was laid off from her state job as a bookkeeper last year and now runs a makeshift store in Havana's Miramar neighborhood. Restrictions on privately-owned businesses are beginning to relax under Raul Castro, Fidel Castro's brother.
Nick Miroff for NPR

Fidel Castro nationalized Cuba's small businesses in 1968, closing thousands of family-owned shops, down to the tiniest fruit stand. His brother Raul is starting to undo that bitter legacy, giving out more than 300,000 new self-employment licenses in the past eight months.

The entrepreneurs are now filling Havana's sidewalks and street corners; the next step may be moving them back into shops that were seized long ago.

Urban Marketplaces Popping Up

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Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Facebook's 'Awesome' Announcement: Video Calling

Facebook summoned media to its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. today for what CEO Mark Zuckerberg said would be an "awesome" product launch.

Zuckerberg, in his customary laid back t-shirt and jeans, prefaced the announcement by saying this announcement marked the beginning of "launching season 2011."

Zuckerberg said Facebook is launching group chat, a new chat design and, as expected, Facebook will now feature video calling.

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