9:10am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Two-Way

'N.Y. Post' Axes 'Headless Body In Topless Bar' Headline Writer

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 11:50 am

NYPost.com

V.A. "Vinnie" Musetto, a legend in the newspaper business because he's credited with the 1983 New York Post banner headline "Headless Body In Topless Bar," has been cut by the tabloid.

Musetto has "been dropped from his freelance gig at the newspaper he worked for in various capacities for four decades," as Capital New York writes.

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8:40am

Fri August 16, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

What's The Big Deal About Privacy?

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Privacy is the state of being unobserved.

Looking back at history and prehistory, privacy is the rarest luxury. It requires walls or seclusion. It is not our natural condition.

In recent times people have taken privacy for granted, the same way we take other modern conveniences for granted. There's nothing natural about privacy, just as there is nothing inalienable about cheap fast food.

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8:06am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Two-Way

There It Is! Area 51 Revealed In Declassified CIA Report

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 11:51 am

The CIA has put Area 51 on the map.
National Security Archive

Cue The X-Files theme:

A newly declassified CIA report written in 1992 not only mentions Nevada's Area 51, it places it on a map. What's more, it acknowledges that the place where many sci-fi stories have said space aliens' bodies are being kept is a real-life government facility.

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7:13am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: English Translation Of New Murakami Novel Expected In 2014

Haruki Murakami is also the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore.
Elena Seibert Knopf

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:08am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Two-Way

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules 'Thousands Of Times Each Year'

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 8:57 am

The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.
Saul Loeb Getty Images

The morning's major scoop comes from The Washington Post:

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6:43am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Two-Way

In Egypt: 'Day Of Rage' Adds To Body Count

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 10:55 pm

A man in Cairo who said he had been wounded by a rubber bullet Friday gets help.
Andre Pain EPA/LANDOV
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon, in Cairo, talks with host David Greene

(We updated the top of this post at 4:50 p.m. ET. For other updates, click here.)

With the Muslim Brotherhood marching in Cairo and other Egyptian cities in a "day of rage" over the deadly crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, this week's alarming body count went higher on Friday.

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5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Space

Kepler Space Telescope Is Beyond Repair, NASA Says

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 10:31 am

An artist's illustration of Kepler-22b, a planet that circles its star in the "goldilocks" zone.
Ames/JPL-Caltech/NASA Getty Images

There's some sad news from NASA: The space agency says its Kepler space telescope is beyond repair.

The $600 million planet-hunting probe whose mission was to search other solar systems for Earth-like planets has lost its ability to keep its gaze on target.

Two of the four gyroscope-like reaction wheels that keep Kepler pointed in the right direction have broken down and can't be fixed, but NASA is still hoping it can find some less-stressful work for the orbiting observatory.

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5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Television

Time Warner Cable Customers Miss Out On CBS

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:34 am

For two weeks, customers with Time Warner Cable in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas have been unable to watch CBS with their cable box. Time Warner and CBS disagree over how much the cable company should be paying the television network for transmitting its shows.

5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

Stock Market Falls As U.S. Economy Does Better

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:14 am

The stock market has lost about 3.5 percent of its value since the beginning of the month. For insight into why the decline, David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.

5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

'Headless' Headline Writer Gets The Ax

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 4:43 pm

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And let's go to our last word in business now, which is: Headless Headline Writer Gets The Ax.

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