3:14pm

Mon May 23, 2011
NPR Story

Excerpt: 'Bill Moyers Journal'

This had to be one of the most unusual and intriguing legal teams in American judicial history. Two courtroom titans who had battled each other all the way to the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore were back, this time on the same side, defending same-sex marriage.

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3:11pm

Mon May 23, 2011
NPR Story

Photo Gallery: The Obamas Visit Ireland

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:48 am

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sample a glass of Guinness on Monday in Moneygall, Ireland.
Irish Government - Pool Getty Images

President Obama and First Lady Michelle visited Ireland for one day at the start of a six day European tour.

3:11pm

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama To Leave Ireland Early To Avoid Ash In Air From Icelandic Volcano

An image released by the the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites earlier today (May 23, 2011) shows how the ash from Iceland (at top left) is heading toward Europe.
EUMETSAT AFP/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, President Obama's travel plans have been disrupted by volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

The White House announced a short time ago that instead of departing Dublin for London on Tuesday, Air Force One will take the president and his aides to London tonight.

Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest issued a statement saying that the change in schedule is "due to a recent change in the trajectory in the plume of volcanic ash."

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3:00pm

Mon May 23, 2011
A Blog Supreme

'Treme,' Ep. 15: Finding Your Voice

Antoine (Wendell Pierce) and Desiree (Phyllis Montana LeBlanc) march in a recreation of the Silence Is Violence parade in Jan. 2007.
Paul Schiraldi HBO

If you've ever been to the funeral of a beloved musician, you know there's a lot of positivity under the somber tone. It's one of the few times a busy musical community manages to come together and remember the contributions of their late compatriot. And in the New Orleans of Treme, funerals have often been healing and regenerative: There's catharsis in walking in that second line.

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2:52pm

Mon May 23, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

We're Going To Sasquatch! Hear Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie And More, Live On NPR Music

Originally published on Tue May 24, 2011 2:52 pm

NPR

What's Sasquatch? It's a big, beautiful music festival held in Washington state on Memorial Day weekend, with a whole bunch of our favorite bands, such as Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, The Antlers, Bright Eyes and many, many more.

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2:49pm

Mon May 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

CDC: Developmental Disabilities Affect 1 In 7 U.S. Kids

Juan Monino iStockphoto.com

Fifteen percent of American children have a developmental disability, including autism and ADHD, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That's an increase of almost 2 percentage points from 1997 to 2008, or almost 2 million kids. But that number may be squishier than it sounds.

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2:41pm

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Saif Gadhafi: How A Reformer Came To Embrace Libya's Violent Crackdown

Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, waits for the arrival of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan at Tripoli International Airport on April 5, 2008.
Mahmud Turkia AFP/Getty Images

In a piece posted, yesterday, on New York Magazine's website, the publication tries to unravel the mystery of Saif Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

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2:24pm

Mon May 23, 2011
Alt.Latino

Traffic Sound: Peruvian Protest Psychedelia

Traffic Sound
courtesy of the artist

English / Spanish

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2:22pm

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

CNN's John King: I Didn't So Much Catch As Knock Down Ortiz's 300th

If you're a news junkie and you look close at the fans atop Fenway Park's Green Monster on Saturday evening after the Red Sox' David Ortiz smacked his 300th career home run, you might spot a familiar face. (Video here.)

It seems that the guy who caught the ball was CNN's John King.

Or, rather, he sort of got in the ball's way:

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2:01pm

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Tornado Forecasting Still A Short-Term Science

In late April, deadly tornadoes killed several hundred people in the Southeast. Twisters have been striking, as they do this time of year, across much of the eastern half of the U.S.

And then last night, the city of Joplin, Mo., was crushed by a twister that leveled homes and other buildings and killed at least 89 people as it tore through the area.

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