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1:14pm

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Found Guilty Of Corruption

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert waits in a courtroom in Jerusalem's District Court on Monday. The court later found him guilty of accepting bribes in a retrial on corruption charges.
Abir Sultan AP

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of accepting money from a U.S. supporter. Olmert was convicted last year on separate corruption charges.

Monday's decision reversed a 2012 ruling that had acquitted Olmert, who was prime minister from 2006 to 2009.

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12:51pm

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's 10 Downing Street

A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street in London on Monday.
Justin Tallis AFP/Getty Images

Things are getting wild at the British prime minister's residence. No, that's not a reference to the official start of the 2015 election campaign: Photographers who staked out 10 Downing Street today captured images of a fox slinking past the door of the famous residence.

And that's not the only animal that appeared at Prime Minister David Cameron's door today. His cat, Larry, popped out for some fresh air — and shared an awkward moment with a police dog.

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12:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Shots - Health News

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 2:55 pm

Dan Swangard, a 48-year-old physician from San Francisco, was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare form of metastatic cancer.
Anna Gorman/KHN

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.

As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.

Recently, however, his thoughts about how seriously ill people die have become personal. Swangard was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare form of metastatic cancer.

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11:43am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Amid Criticism, Indiana's Republicans To Revisit Religious Freedom Law

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 9:07 pm

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (left) and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, both Republicans, discuss their plans for clarifying the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a news conference today at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Michael Conroy AP

Update, 8:55 p.m. ET:

Two Democrat-dominated state governments, Connecticut and Washington state, joined the boycott against Indiana on Monday.

Governors Dan Malloy and Jay Inslee both separately announced that state-funded travel to Indiana is forbidden until further notice.

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11:31am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

1 Person Killed After Car Tried To Ram Security Gate At NSA

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 2:24 pm

After a car attempted to crash a gate outside the NSA Monday morning, Maryland state police blocked the freeway entrance that accesses the agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.
Patrick Semansky AP

A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, in a clash that left one of the car's occupants dead.

Authorities tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that after two suspects tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate, one suspect was shot dead and the other was injured by NSA security guards.

The violence took place in Anne Arundel County, where officials say the investigation is being handled by NSA police. Fort Meade lies between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.

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11:28am

Mon March 30, 2015
Goats and Soda

Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:29 pm

Health workers suit up for Ebola duty in Monrovia, Liberia.
John W. Poole/NPR

"An epidemic is one of the few catastrophes that could set the world back drastically in the next few decades," Bill Gates warns in an essay he wrote for the March 18 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.

In the article, titled "The Next Epidemic — Lessons From Ebola," he says the Ebola epidemic is a "wake-up call."

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11:24am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Ann contemplates the little known Fifth Question: What exactly is this?
NPR

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in April 2014.

Why is this Sandwich Monday different from all other Sandwich Mondays? In honor of Passover, I introduced my non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch.

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10:57am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

(From left) French President Francois Hollande, President Obama, and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, in November 2014.
Glenn Hunt AP

With a single key stroke, the personal information of President Obama and 30 other world leaders was mistakenly released by an official with Australia's immigration office.

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10:39am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death; 2 Students Arrested

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:20 pm

Shilpi, a cousin of Bangladeshi blogger Washiqur Rahman, is seen outside a morgue at the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. The blogger was hacked to death Monday morning by three men in the capital, police said.
A.M. Ahad AP

A Bangladeshi blogger has been hacked to death in the country's capital, Dhaka, and police have arrested two students at an Islamic seminary in connection with the slaying. Washiqur Rahman's killing comes a month after a deadly attack on another blogger in the capital by Islamists.

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10:31am

Mon March 30, 2015
Monkey See

5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 12:03 pm

Seen here in 2012, Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
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