11:19am

Thu May 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Priest, Author And Critic Rev. Andrew Greeley Dies

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Rev. Andrew Greeley, who was a best-selling novelist as well as a liberal thinker known for "sometimes scathing critiques of his church," died Wednesday night in his sleep, The Chicago Tribune and other news outlets report. He was 85.

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10:58am

Thu May 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

Misplaced Blame On Childhood Ritalin For Later Substance Abuse

Would a Ritalin prescription for a child with ADHD in 1997 foretell a substance abuse problem for an adult today?
Robert Bukaty AP

People who had ADHD in childhood are more likely to problems with substance abuse as adults.

But there's been disagreement about whether treatment of ADHD with stimulant medications like Ritalin reduces that risk or makes future problems with alcohol, nicotine and illegal drugs more likely.

The latest look finds that young adults who took stimulants as kids were no more likely to have substance abuse problems later than those who had ADHD but didn't take stimulant drugs. It's the broadest and deepest analysis yet, but it still leaves many questions unanswered.

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As Director of Vertical Initiatives (and Mischief) at NPR, Matt Thompson works with teams across the company to guide the development of topic-focused verticals covering race, ethnicity and culture; education; and global health and development.

Outside his work at NPR, Thompson teaches media and technology management as an adjunct professor at American University. He serves as the vice-chairman of the board of the Center for Public Integrity, an investigative journalism nonprofit. He's also the co-founder of an organization called Spark Camp, which convenes diverse groups of leaders from a variety of industries.

10:44am

Thu May 30, 2013
News

Even Terrorists Have To Fill Out Expense Reports

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 12:30 pm

10:00am

Thu May 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Paterno Family To Sue NCAA To Reverse Sandusky Sanctions

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 3:31 pm

The site in where a statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood sits empty after it was removed last summer. The late coach's family is suing the NCAA to overturn sanctions against the school.
Patrick Smith Getty Images

The family of late football coach Joe Paterno has filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania Thursday, seeking the reversal of NCAA sanctions against Penn State that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Update at 3 p.m. ET. Lawsuit Filed, Posted Online:

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9:52am

Thu May 30, 2013
Monkey See

Yes, Your Cat Can Get A Movie Deal

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 11:54 am

This is a cat who appears in a perfectly lovely piece of stock photography but who, as far as we know, lacks a movie deal. Get on it, Wet Cat!
iStockphoto.com

"Mr. Lashes, 34 years old, is an agent for Internet cats."

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9:39am

Thu May 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Tornadoes, Severe Storms Again Forecast For U.S. Midsection

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 5:27 pm

Thursday's forecast: More storms across the nation's midsection.
National Weather Service

Unfortunately, the forecasts have been pretty accurate in recent days. The National Weather Service warned there would be more tornadoes and severe storms on Wednesday — and there were.

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9:22am

Thu May 30, 2013

9:10am

Thu May 30, 2013
Code Switch

Arab-Americans: A 'Growing' Community, But By How Much?

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 9:53 am

Arab-Americans join in a traditional dance during the sixth annual Arab-American Heritage Festival in Brooklyn in 2011.
Robert Nickelsberg Getty Images

One-and-a-half million Americans today claim Arab ancestry, according to a new Census Bureau report.

That's less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population.

Still, Maryam Asi, a demographer at the Census Bureau who co-wrote the report, says the Arab-American community is "growing," with a 76 percent increase since 1990 and 25 percent increase since 2000.

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9:04am

Thu May 30, 2013
The Two-Way

New Data Confirm The Economy Isn't Growing As Fast As Hoped

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 10:57 am

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning.

That basically confirms what the agency said a month ago, when it released its initial estimate for gross domestic product growth in the quarter. Then, it reported the economy had expanded at a 2.5 percent pace.

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