Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Few Quick Fixes For Brent Spence Bridge

Reinstate emergency pull-over lanes. Reduce the speed limit. Ban trucks. Reroute traffic away from the bridge altogether. Less than two weeks after a stranded motorist was knocked to his death off the Brent Spence Bridge, the accident has revived a years-long debate about ways to make driving the span safer - now.

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Wed July 6, 2011

Campers Settle in at KY Speedway

They say life's pretty sweet in Hershey, Pa., but the Fletcher families - three brothers and their kin -- chose to spend this week, beginning Tuesday, camping out at the Kentucky Speedway. "It's your inaugural race" in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series, the top tier of stock-car racing, said Ann Fletcher, explaining why this is the one Sprint Cup race the Fletcher clan intends to visit in 2011.

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Wed July 6, 2011

Shades Of O.J. Case In Casey Anthony Verdict?

Casey Anthony was acquitted yesterday on charges of murdering her two-year-old. The credibility of the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has been thrown into question. The AMA has taken a stand against the use of Photoshop in magazines. Host Michel Martin discusses these stories with this week's "Beauty Shop" panel: political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry, former magazine editor Anita Malik and journalist Eleanor Beardsley. This conversation may contain language considered too graphic for young listeners.


Wed July 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Doctors Overuse Stents In Stable Patients

Now they tell us.

Heart specialists who sifted through a registry of more than 600,000 people treated with catheters, inflatable balloons and stents to clear blocked coronary arteries found the procedures were used too often in patients with stable heart trouble.

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Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Army To Seek Death Penalty In Court-Martial Of Fort Hood Suspect

Saying today that he has "referred the case to a general court-martial for trial," the commander at Fort Hood has also decided to pursue the death penalty in the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan, the psychiatrist charged with 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for the deadly November 2009 shooting rampage at the Army post in Texas.

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Wed July 6, 2011
It's All Politics

Obama Taking His Economic Message To Twitter Town Hall

White House.gov screenshot

When you're a U.S. president, you can never have too many followers. So it makes sense, then, that President Obama would eventually turn to that ultimate population of followers, the 140-character delimited Twitterverse by holding the first White House Twitter town hall Wednesday.

At the event scheduled to start at 2 pm eastern time and "presented" by Twitter, people will be able to tweet their questions to the hashtag #AskObama.

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Wed July 6, 2011

Weekly Standard: Founding Fathers Opposed Slavery

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks in Charleston, S.C.on June 29, 2011.
Andy Dunaway AP

John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

One gets the sense that some in the media are doing their best to help Michele Bachmann win the Republican nomination by attacking her over ridiculous kerfuffles. The latest example involves her claim that the Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly" to end slavery. On Good Morning America, host George Stephanopoulos told Bachmann that her claim is "just not true":

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Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

2018 Winter Olympics To Be In South Korea

Feb. 25, 2010, file photo of the Olympic rings in Whistler, Canada, during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Richard Heathcote Getty Images

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the International Olympic Committee just announced from Durban, South Africa.

The other finalists were: Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France.

The last time the Winter Olympics were held in Asia was in 1998, at Nagano, Japan.

The 2010 Winter Games were held in Vancouver, Canada. The 2014 Winter Games will be in Sochi, Russia.

Summer Olympics are set for London in 2012 and Rio De Janeiro in 2016.

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