12:03pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Why Is There So Much Sexual Abuse In The Military?

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:26 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, after a disaster, naturally, grown-ups are worried about things like food and shelter, but kids still need to have fun. We'll speak with a man who's trying to help kids in distress do just that by making sure they can still play baseball. We'll hear more about that in just a few minutes.

But, first, it's time for our Beauty Shop conversation. That's where we get a fresh cut on hot topics with a panel of women journalists, commentators, bloggers and activists.

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12:03pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Politics

DOJ Seized Records Because 'Lives Were At Stake.' Really?

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:26 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later in the program we'll talk about a story that another U.S. service member is being investigated for sexually abusing subordinates. This after a survey showed that service members reported tens of thousands of sexual assaults last year alone. We'll speak with three women in the Beauty Shop who know a lot about this subject to talk about why this problem persists and what can be done about it.

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11:43am

Wed May 15, 2013
Political Junkie

It's ScuttleButton Time!

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Ken Rudin collection

We know how the president feels about it. "We don't have time to be playing these kinds of political games in Washington," Barack Obama said on Monday, in what many took to be a full attack on ScuttleButton, America's favorite political game.

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11:31am

Wed May 15, 2013
Monkey See

What's On TV This Fall? The Networks Roll Out Their New Shows

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:26 pm

Betsy Brandt and Michael J. Fox star in NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show, coming this fall.
Eric Liebowitz NBC

This was the week of the broadcast network "upfront" presentations, which are the splashy ads for new programming that networks show to advertisers to entice them into ignoring their fears that everybody is fast-forwarding through all the commercials anyway.

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11:09am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Pffff: Hong Kong's Six-Story Rubber Ducky's Been Deflated

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 1:52 pm

During deflation, on Tuesday (May 14).
Tyrone Siu Reuters /Landov

That giant rubber duck floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor, which we posted about on May 6, is down for maintenance.

And when we say down, we mean it. It's been deflated.

But fans shouldn't despair. Ducky's hosts say it just "needs to freshen up" and will return. It's set to be in Hong Kong until sometime next month.

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11:07am

Wed May 15, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Governor Bentley has heaped praise on state lawmakers for their work in the 2013 regular session.  The governor was in Gulf Shores Tuesday to sign a bill that would restore the Gulf State Park with a new hotel and conference center.  Bentley said legislators deserve credit for revamping the Medicaid system, state gun laws, school safety and approving the Accountability Act.  The governor said the current legislative session, which ends May 20th, is the best session the state has ever had. 

MPS Changes

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10:57am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Boehner: Who's Going To Jail For What IRS Did?

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 9:34 pm

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday in the Capitol.
Jim Lo Scalzo EPA /LANDOV

He doesn't want to know who's going to resign, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Wednesday morning.

He wants to know: "Who's going to jail" for what IRS personnel did to some conservative groups?

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10:38am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty'

Portland recycling handlers say they've seen more diapers in recycling bins after the city switched to biweekly trash pickups. A file photo shows bags of diapers in a container at a California recycling facility.
David McNew Getty Images

Waste and recycling handlers in Portland, Ore., say they're seeing an unfortunate side effect of the city's reduction in garbage pickups: 120 pounds of dirty diapers a day, tucked into recycling bins.

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10:35am

Wed May 15, 2013
Shots - Health News

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Decision And Weighing Cancer Risks

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 4:31 pm

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has sparked a discussion about breast cancer risk and how to manage it.
Burhan Ozbilici AP

On Wednesday's Morning Edition, David Greene talks with writer and breast cancer survivor Peggy Orenstein about actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.

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9:58am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Get In Line! Enormous Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:50 pm

A customer fills out a Powerball form at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., last Nov. 23, 2012.
Orlin Wagner AP

If it seems as though lottery jackpots keep growing in size, you're right — the multistate Powerball lottery has ballooned to its third-largest size in history, and one or several lucky people could win Wednesday night's drawing.

At this writing, the Powerball is worth an estimated $360 million, with a $229.2 million cash value. The Associated Press says not only is this one of the biggest Powerball jackpots ever, it's the seventh-largest prize ever awarded in any lottery.

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