8:04am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Violent Protests In Paris After Same-Sex Marriage Law Passes

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 9:41 am

Protesters took to the streets of Paris on Tueday after parliament gave its final OK to a law legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.
Yoan Valat EPA /LANDOV

"Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police near France's lower house of parliament late on Tuesday just hours after the country legalized gay marriage, with opponents of the law hurling projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas," France 24 reports.

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7:24am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Letters Reveal A Caustic But Affectionate Salinger

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 11:01 am

A photo of J.D. Salinger taken in September 1961.
AP

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

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7:15am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Bombing Investigation: Wednesday's Developments

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:45 pm

A Massachusetts state trooper salutes Wednesday during the memorial service for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer Sean Collier on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass.
Brian Snyder Reuters /Landov

The latest developments in the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon and related news include:

Update at 7:36 p.m. ET. Suspect Unarmed When Arrested:

When police cornered Dzhokhar Tsarnev in a boat in Watertown, they said they traded fire with the Boston bombing suspect.

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7:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Book Reviews

False Notes In Allende's Dear-Diary 'Notebook'

At 19, Maya Vidal, the California-born heroine of Isabel Allende's florid, frenzied and intermittently entertaining novel Maya's Notebook, has already busted out of a wilderness academy for troubled teens in Oregon, been raped and beaten by a trucker, worked as a girl Friday for a drug dealer/counterfeiter and done some $10 hooking in Las Vegas.

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6:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Politics

What's Next In The Gun Control Debate?

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:20 am

Gun-control groups are regrouping after a bill to tighten background checks for gun sales failed to overcome a filibuster last week in the Senate. The failure was not only a stinging defeat for President Obama, it was also a setback for the new players in the debate.

6:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Politics

Lawmakers Want To Avoid Drone Strike Abuses

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:20 am

A Senate committee has held the fist public hearing on the use of drones. Lawmakers say they want to establish some ground rules for deadly drone strikes to prevent abuses.

6:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Around the Nation

Online Shoppers Brace For Sales Tax Measure

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:20 am

The U.S. Senate is poised to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act that allows states to collect taxes from out-of-state merchants. Tax policy experts say this long-sought bill brings fairness to the tax system and much needed money to state and local governments. But small online sellers are incensed at what they see as a new tax burden.

6:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Around the Nation

NTSB Hearing Probes Boeing's Battery Failure Incidents

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:20 am

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Authority may be in for another day of tough questions as the National Transportation Safety Board continues its probe of batteries on the 787 Dreamliner. Two severe battery failures prompted the world-wide grounding of the fleet in January.

6:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:20 am

People who measure risk and uncertainty ranked in the top spot of the survey by CareerCast.com. At the bottom of the list with reporters are flight attendants, roofers, mail carriers, meter readers, dish washers and lumber jacks.

6:03am

Wed April 24, 2013
Business

Fake Tweet Causes Financial Markets To Drop

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:20 am

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DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: Hackers got into the Associated Press's Twitter account yesterday and sent out a fake tweet saying that the White House had been attacked. Though the tweet was discredited very quickly, it created a swift and panicked reaction on the stock market.

Here's NPR's Jim Zarroli.

JIM ZARROLI, BYLINE: The tweet said that a pair of bombs had gone off in the White House and President Obama was injured. Almost instantaneously, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 125 points.

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