12:49pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Television

Cheerios Commercial Leaves Bitter Taste

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we'd like to talk about a Cheerios ad that's caught some attention. The commercial features a mom, a dad, and a cute little girl.

(SOUNDBITE OF COMMERCIAL)

UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS #1: Mom?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS #2: Yes, honey?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS #1: Dad told me that Cheerios is good for your heart, is that true?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS #2: Says here that Cheerios has whole-grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart-healthy.

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12:49pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Law

Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs II

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12:49pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Law

Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs

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12:17pm

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Yankees And Red Sox Flinch As Lightning Strikes

As the sky darkened and the storm moved in Sunday at Yankee Stadium, this police officer was among many warily looking up.
Mike Stobe Getty Images

Cameras were rolling Sunday during a rain delay at Yankee Stadium when an especially loud clap of thunder scared players in both dugouts. The Associated Press has the video.

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12:11pm

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Boy Scouts March In Uniform At Utah Gay Pride Parade

Members of the Boys Scouts of America and some of their families marched Sunday in Salt Lake City's Utah Pride parade.
Jim Urquhart Reuters /Landov

Ten days after their national organization voted to allow openly gay boys to be members, a handful of Boy Scouts marched in uniform on Sunday at the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.

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11:42am

Mon June 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

Middle East Coronavirus Shows Up In Italy

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 6:24 pm

Here's the coronavirus that appears to have originated in the Middle East and has caused severe illnesses in people living there and in Europe.
AP

Now a virus that has caused respiratory failure and 30 deaths has turned up in Italy.

The World Health Organization says lab tests have confirmed the infections in a 2-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, as it's now called.

Both of the patients, who are in stable condition, are close contacts of someone who traveled to Jordan recently, the WHO says.

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11:09am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Why Do People Live In Twister-Prone Oklahoma?

Tammy Wade (left) is hugged by Dana Givens in what is left of her home in El Reno, Okla., on Sunday, after it was destroyed by a tornado.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

In covering the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we've been asking a lot of questions about safety and preparedness.

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10:38am

Mon June 3, 2013
Monkey See

Pyrrhic Victories: Mass Casualties And Rah-Rah Endings

Things get pretty dicey in Fast & Furious 6, even when the good guys are winning.
Universal Pictures

[Attention: Vague spoilers on Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, The Avengers. More specific spoilers on Die Hard, Die Hard 2.]

I get all my best ideas about Star Trek from NPR's White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, so naturally, when he came by my desk this morning with an observation, I was all (non-pointy) ears.

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10:34am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 4:24 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court building
Zhang Jun Xinhua/Landov

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested.

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10:33am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 11:07 am

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in October 2012.
Jason Kempin Getty Images

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday, his office says in a statement sent to reporters.

He was 89. According to the statement, the Democratic senator "passed away due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell."

As the senator's office adds, Lautenberg was "the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate."

He announced in February that he would not be seeking a sixth term in the Senate.

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