Turkish soldiers stand guard in the town of Akcakale, just across the border from Syria, on Oct. 4. The Turks have often issued stern warnings and retaliated when shooting from the Syrian war has come across their border. But Turkey did not respond to an incident over the weekend.
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Saying that "we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term," News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch said this morning that The Daily will "cease standalone publication" on Dec. 15.
One might be surprised at how much Australia and the American South have in common, and you might hear it when Kasey Chambers sings Appalachian folk melodies as naturally as anyone from our neck of the woods. She has teamed up with her husband Shane Nicholson for their 2nd collaboration, "Wreck & Ruin", and the harmonies, arrangements, and songs on it make it one of the strongest Americana releases of the year. Country & folk, Australia & Appalachia, Kasey & Shane, this Thursday night.
We always get thank you's whenever we play a little J.J. Cale, so how about an hour's worth? His 1976 release "Troubadour" is a favorite of ours, and featured the debuts of "Cocaine" and "Travelin' Light" (covered later by Eric Clapton and Widespread Panic, respectively and respectfully.) Let's celebrate Cale's Dec. 5th birthday a couple days early: tune in Monday night for The Spindale Cycle!
The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. That man was later identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman.
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. An elementary school pet is typically an animal that can be kept in a terrarium or a small cage, like say a hamster. For a few hours, some Russian village kids cared for a far wilder creature - a lion cub they found in a field after it escaped from the trunk of a car. Waiting for police to come and take it to a local zoo, the kids played with it in the gym. The cub reportedly swiped the air but did not bite. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
With a modified wheelchair and a $20 bowling ball from a yard sale, a Virginia man rolled a perfect game last week. George Holscher had 12 strikes in a row, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Holscher is the second wheelchair bowler on record to rack up 300 points.
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Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who took power last June, is facing a rebellion against his rule. It all started with a set of controversial decrees by the president that put him above the law until a constitution is in place. That move has polarized the country. Judges are on strike and critics say the president is pushing through an illegitimate constitution.