9:38 am
Thu July 11, 2013

India protests over 'tribal' Virgin Mary and baby Jesus

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A new statue which shows Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as tribals has been installed in a church in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, sparking off protests from non-Christian tribal groups. Amarnath Tewary reports on the controversy.
A new statue which shows Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as tribals has been installed in a church in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, sparking off protests from non-Christian tribal groups. Amarnath Tewary reports on the controversy.
The Two-Way
9:36 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 11:55 am

There were 360,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits filed last week, up 16,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.

The "four-week moving average," which gives a sense of the recent trend, "was 351,750, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised average of 345,750."

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9:29 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Apple conspired to fix e-book prices, judge rules

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Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge has ruled.
Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge has ruled. Manhattan Judge Denise Cote said the iPad maker "conspired to restrain trade". But the firm's spokesman, Tom Neumayr, said Apple would appeal against the ruling and fight "false allegations".
9:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery

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The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say.
The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say. This comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the army.
9:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system

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Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They're expecting patients to pony up with cash.
Fed up with red tape and high overhead, a growing number of doctors like Dr. Doug Nunamaker, pictured here, have switched to a cash-only payment system. Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely.
The Two-Way
9:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Country Star Randy Travis In Critical Condition After Stroke

Country singer Randy Travis at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 7.
Terry Wyatt UPI/Landov

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 11:58 am

Country singer Randy Travis is in critical condition at a hospital in Plano, Texas, after suffering a stroke, the Baylor Health Care System says.

He underwent surgery Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain, the hospital system adds. Word of his stroke came that evening.

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8:59 am
Thu July 11, 2013

After Epic Escape From China, Exile Is Mired in Partisan U.S.

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Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who challenged the Chinese government over its harsh family planning policies, is nothing if not a politically astute survivor. He outsmarted the phalanx of guards who kept him under house arrest and then made his way into the American Embassy, setting off a diplomatic crisis that was resolved only after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened and negotiated his freedom.
Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who challenged the Chinese government over its harsh family planning policies, is nothing if not a politically astute survivor. He outsmarted the phalanx of guards who kept him under house arrest and then made his way into the American Embassy, setting off a diplomatic crisis that was resolved only after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened and negotiated his freedom.
Programming
8:44 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Morning Edition on Friday, June 12 - Healthcare: Too Big to Succeed?

Evoking memories of the infamous 2008 bank failures with the phrase 'Too Big to Fail', Dr. Andrews, a neurosurgeon, talks about a similar scenario in the medical system.  As an active part of that life, Dr. Andrews has seen a great number of examples of how medicine has gone from the days of the 'house call' to the days of 15-minute timed visits with the family doctor. The new way of doing things is to throw more tests and pills at it no matter what it is.

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Parallels
8:38 am
Thu July 11, 2013

What Should The U.S. Be Doing In Egypt?

Some Egyptian protesters felt the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, was too close to the recently deposed president, Mohammed Morsi. Demonstrators in Cairo carry banners denouncing her on June 30, three days before Morsi was ousted by Egypt's military.
Ed Giles Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Egypt's crisis has ignited a familiar debate over U.S. foreign policy where the combatants cluster around two basic viewpoints: The U.S. is doing too little, and the U.S. is doing too much.

So which is it? Is America shrewdly orchestrating events behind the scenes, or is it just an impotent bystander in the Egyptian drama? It depends on whom you ask.

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The Two-Way
8:16 am
Thu July 11, 2013

After Crash, Why Were Asiana Passengers Told To Stay Seated?

Passengers move away from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.
Eugene Anthony Rah Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 5:41 pm

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