2:20pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 2:54 pm

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill.
Susan Walsh AP

Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, says the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took nearly two hours, amounted to torture.

Politico reports:

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1:13pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Movie Reviews

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man'

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1:02pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 1:52 pm

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has lunch at the Vatican workers' cafeteria on Friday.
AP

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. as pontiff.

Catholic News Service quotes Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi as saying that the pope has expressed "his willingness to participate in the World Meeting of Families" in Philadelphia, and that he's also received invitations to visit New York, the United Nations and Washington, D.C., which he's considering.

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12:58pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 1:01 pm

Indonesia's President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is asking ordinary people to help him choose his government.
Beawiharta Reuters/Landov

Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader — starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him choose.

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, was named president on Tuesday following July 9 polls, the results of which were contested by rival Prabowo Subianto. In the final count approved by the country's election commission, Jokowi secured 53 percent to Prabowo's 47 percent.

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Education

Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Music Lists

Rapping 'Ice Ice Baby,' TMM Producer Doesn't Miss A Beat

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Politics

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Barbershop

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

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11:06am

Fri July 25, 2014
Movie Reviews

'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 2:48 pm

Universal Pictures

What would you do if you could access 100 percent of your brain's potential processing power? Reverse climate change? Pick up new languages while you sleep? Pay your rent on time? Invent an iPhone capable of making and receiving telephone calls?

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11:00am

Fri July 25, 2014
Planet Money

When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 12:41 pm

Maggie Starbard NPR

Pharmacists and doctors are more likely than the general public to buy generic medicine, as we reported last year. And chefs are more likely than the general public to buy generic food.

The economists who figured this stuff out recently published a new update (PDF) to their research, which caught our eye.

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