The Two-Way
10:31 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Judge Won't Drop 'Aiding The Enemy' Charge Against Manning

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His attorney announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges.
Patrick Semansky AP

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 2:15 pm

The military judge presiding over the court-martial of leaker Bradley Manning has declined to drop the most serious charge against him.

The Associated Press reports that the judge, Col. Denise Lind, said she would allow the government to proceed with a case accusing Manning of aiding the enemy, a charge punishable by life in prison. Lind found the government had enough evidence to support the charges, the AP says.

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9:49 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Egypt is still not a coup in Washington

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has again refrained from characterising the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military as a coup.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has again refrained from characterising the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military as a coup. Washington's hesitation to use the term has drawn accusations from the pro-Morsi camp that the US was complicit in the coup.
9:48 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Despite outrage, federal charges uncertain in Zimmerman case

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Washington (CNN) -- In the emotional aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing last year, Attorney General Eric Holder signaled the unlikelihood of filing federal hate crimes charges against admitted shooter George Zimmerman. "For a federal hate crime, we have to prove the highest standard in the law," Holder said in April 2012, 45 days after Zimmerman shot the African American teenager in what was depicted by civil rights groups as a racially motivated killing.
Washington (CNN) -- In the emotional aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing last year, Attorney General Eric Holder signaled the unlikelihood of filing federal hate crimes charges against admitted shooter George Zimmerman.
9:31 am
Thu July 18, 2013

House Votes to Delay Two Requirements of the Health Care Overhaul

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WASHINGTON — Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed bills delaying two crucial parts of his health care overhaul that require most Americans to have insurance and many employers to offer it.
WASHINGTON - Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed bills delaying two crucial parts of his health care overhaul that require most Americans to have insurance and many employers to offer it.
9:26 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Steamy Wait Before a Walk in a Museum’s Rain

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Alexander Guo had been waiting in the baking sun since 6:45 a.m. — nearly five and a half hours. Finally, ahead of him, people in line took three or four steps forward.
Alexander Guo had been waiting in the baking sun since 6:45 a.m. - nearly five and a half hours. Finally, ahead of him, people in line took three or four steps forward. "It's moving again!" Mr. Guo, a 20-year-old Williams College junior, shouted on Saturday morning. "It's a miracle!"
9:24 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Panama charges North Korea weapons ship's crew

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Panama has charged the crew of a North Korean ship detained in Panama after it was found to be carrying weapons.
Panama has charged the crew of a North Korean ship detained in Panama after it was found to be carrying weapons. Prosecutor Javier Caraballo accused the 35 crew members of endangering public security by illegally transporting war material. The charges came just hours after North Korea urged Panama to release the ship and its crew without delay.
The Two-Way
9:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Trayvon Martin's Mom: Jury Should Have Blamed 'Responsible Adult'

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, appears for an interview with NPR's Michel Martin at Tell Me More.
Doriane Raiman NPR

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 11:09 am

"How can you let the killer of an unarmed teen go free? What would your verdict ... have been had it been your child?"

That's what Trayvon Martin's father said when asked by Matt Lauer to address the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of their 17-year-old son.

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Economy
8:29 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Part-Time Workers Say Schedules Are Getting More Erratic

Part-time jobs have been proliferating this year as employers hold back on hiring.
iStockphoto.com

In the 1980s, a popular fast-food commercial touted chicken-breast sandwiches — and mocked chicken nuggets sold by competitors.

In the ad, a competitor's doofus clerk explains nuggets. "All the parts are crammed into one big part," he said. "And parts is parts."

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The Two-Way
7:37 am
Thu July 18, 2013

WATCH: South Africa Celebrates Mandela's 95th Birthday

Schoolchildren sing 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela's former home in Soweto Township on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 10:58 am

It's a bittersweet day in South Africa today: Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who many consider the country's father, is celebrating his 95th birthday. But he is doing so from a hospital bed in Pretoria.

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