Wed June 6, 2012
Election 2012

What Do Tuesday's Results Mean For November?

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 1:54 pm



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, a lot of famous people have gotten in trouble for being reckless with the social media tool Twitter, but now the skilful use of the delete key may not be enough to save them if they are running for office or are already a member of Congress. We'll find out why in just a few minutes.

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Wed June 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Independent Grades For Hospitals Show Quality Could Be Better

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 4:23 pm

Hospitals that muff patient safety avoided F's for now, but a new independent grading system will hand those out before long.

The cities of New York and Los Angeles grade their restaurants on cleanliness and the precautions they take to avoid making customers sick.

Now hospitals are getting similar assessments for their patient safety records from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that's looking to improve the quality and safety of health care.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 11:45 am

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP
  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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Wed June 6, 2012
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Alabama state troopers say two Montgomery men were killed and one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash

Tuesday afternoon east of the Montgomery city limits.

Troopers said the driver, 45-year old Kevin Lamont Whitfield, and his passenger, 40-year old John Edward

Miller, died when the car they were riding in collided with a tractor-trailer rig on Alabama 110 near the

intersection of Barganier Road, about seven miles east of Montgomery.  

The crash happened about 2 p.m.

Two other male passengers in Whitfield's vehicle were injured. 

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Nearly 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 3:55 pm


"Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords," the business networking website LinkedIn confirms, after word of a Russian hacker's claim to have stolen nearly 6.5 million users' passwords.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Drop In Productivity Paints 'Mixed Picture'

The Associated Press takes a traditional view of the news that American workers' productivity fell more than first thought in the first quarter.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ho-Hum: Dull And Boring Are Now A Pair

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 11:32 am

The signs tell the story.

Boring, Ore., took not-so-bold action Tuesday night.

The town in Clackamas County is now in an "unofficially official pairing" with tiny Dull, Scotland.

Yes, Dull and Boring have joined forces. As they were destined to.

According to The Oregonian, there was a unanimous vote — of the 38 residents who attended a Boring planning board meeting — to form this "Pair for the Ages," as T-shirts on sale in Boring declare.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

'Little Worry' At Federal Reserve About Another Recession, 'WSJ' Says

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 8:39 am

Job seekers lined up at a jobs fair in Portland, Ore., earlier this year.
Rick Bowmer AP

Midway through a Wall Street Journal story today about whether the Federal Reserve will do something in coming weeks to give the economy a boost is this eye-catching line:

"There is little worry at the Fed of a new recession."

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Wed June 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Seven Ways Wisconsin's Recall Vote May Matter To You

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 4:15 pm

For weeks now, we in the news business have been telling you how much the Scott Walker recall election in Wisconsin matters to the country as a whole.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Suicide Bombers Strike In Afghanistan; More Than 20 Civilians Killed

An Afghan man inspects a motorcycle used in today's suicide attack near Kandahar.
AFP/Getty Images

At least 22 people were killed and another 50 wounded in southern Afghanistan today when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market near the Kandahar Air Field used by U.S. and coalition forces.

Most of the victims were Afghan civlians, officials tell the BBC.

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