12:24pm

Mon July 2, 2012
Opinion

The Weekly Standard: The Economy And The Courts

A Supreme Court Police officer stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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Irwin M. Stelzer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, director of economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and a columnist for the Sunday Times.

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12:17pm

Mon July 2, 2012
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Airbus says it will build its first assembly plant in the United States in Alabama.  The official announcement today gives the European aerospace giant its first location in the U.S. to compete with rival Boeing.  The plant will make passenger airplanes.  The plant is estimated to cost $600 million dollars to build and will employ 1,000 people when it reaches full production.  It will be built in Mobile.

Montgomery Fire

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12:07pm

Mon July 2, 2012
Political Junkie

Still Waiting For That Declaration Of Independents

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 9:13 pm

If this were truly a widespread sentiment, wouldn't there be more people calling for a third party candidate?
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The nation celebrates its 236th year of independence this week, a holiday that reminds us of the freedoms America's early patriots fought for and which we continue to enjoy to this day.

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12:06pm

Mon July 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Anderson Cooper Confirms: 'I'm Gay'

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 8:39 am

CNN's Anderson Cooper.
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"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

That's CNN's Anderson Cooper in an email to The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan, which Sullivan posted this morning.

Why say that now? As Cooper says in the email, he's been asked "the gay question" before about what had been an open secret for years and not publicly addressed it.

Now, he says in the email:

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12:06pm

Mon July 2, 2012
Food

Wake Up Your Vegan Meals With Indian Fare

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:40 pm

Courtesy Anupy Singla

Anupy Singla wants to spice up your vegan diet with some Indian flare.

"If you look at Indian cuisine," the food writer tells NPR's Michel Martin, "it really is one of the only cuisines that highlights vegetarian food, so it's not a far stretch."

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11:55am

Mon July 2, 2012
Race

30 Years Later, Vincent Chin Seen As Turning Point

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:40 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we want to turn to an event that for decades now has been considered a pivotal moment in civil rights history, especially in leading a generation of young Asian-Americans into activism.

Thirty years ago, a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin was celebrating his upcoming wedding at a bachelor party at a bar in Detroit. At some point that evening, Chin got into a fight with Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz, who then beat Vincent Chin with a baseball bat so badly, he later died.

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11:55am

Mon July 2, 2012
Health Care

Doctors On Effects Of Supreme Court Decision

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:40 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're continuing our conversation with a roundtable of doctors, checking in with them about their thoughts about the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the provisions of the act.

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11:55am

Mon July 2, 2012
Health Care

How Will Health Care Decision Affect Doctors?

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:40 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, Leo Manzano came from behind to win the 1500 meters track and field national championship last night and with it he booked his place on the U.S. Olympic team. We'll hear how Manzano went from living in a Mexican village with no running water to running for the red, white and blue.

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11:55am

Mon July 2, 2012
Arts & Life

Has The Big Day Lost Its Appeal For New Brides?

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:40 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, that 4th of July feast is just around the corner and many of us are hoping to load our plates with meat, but one cook is saying, why not go vegan? Anupy Singla will share her cookbook, "Vegan Indian Cooking: 140 Simple and Healthy Vegan Recipes." That's in just a few minutes.

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