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1:51pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Greece's Incoming Finance Minister Admitted To Hospital

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:44 pm

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Vassilis Rapanos attending the new Government's first cabinet meeting at the Greek Parliament in Athens on Friday.
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images

Hours before he was scheduled to be sworn in as Greek's newest finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos fell ill and was rushed to the hospital "complaining of nausea, intense abdominal pains and dizziness," Reuters reports.

Of course this all comes just after Greece elected a new parliament and just after Greece formed a new three-party coalition that has the task of wading through national and Eurozone politics to negotiate a bailout.

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1:28pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Picture Show

How Would You 'Picture The South'?

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:57 pm

Will with Banjo, 2011
Shane Lavalette Courtesy of The High Museum of Art

Since 1996, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has been hiring photographers with a very basic assignment, completely open to interpretation: Picture the South. It's a clever way for the museum to both build its collection and encourage artists to find inspiration in the region. And the results vary widely.

"It would be really hard to hang all these projects side by side," says Brett Abbott, curator of photography at the museum.

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12:59pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Bullied Bus Monitor Gets An Apology, Half A Million In Donations

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
youtube.com

Two of the middle school kids who brutally bullied a school bus monitor in Greece, New York are apologizing to Karen Klein.

MSNBC says they've sent notes to police who have forwarded them to Klein.

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11:37am

Fri June 22, 2012
World Cafe

Gotye On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 5:52 pm

Gotye's new album is titled Making Mirrors.
James Bryans

Our Vintage Cafe today is from 2012, the year the Melbourne, Australia-based artist Gotye's world-wide smash "Somebody That I Used To Know" was everywhere. The single has sold more than 30 million copies.

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10:58am

Fri June 22, 2012
Barbershop

Grandma Withstands Bus Bullies

Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the new NBA champions: the Miami Heat. They also discuss what should happen to a group of middle school boys who relentlessly bullied a 68-year-old school bus monitor. A video of the incident has gone viral, and one website has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the grandma.

9:17am

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Markets Offer Muted Reaction To Bank Ratings Dowgrades

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 10:14 am

UPDATE at 10:10 a.m. EST:

U.S. stocks open up a day after their second-worst showing of the year, apparently shrugging off the concerns over banks.

Here's our original post:

NPR's Chris Arnold reports this morning on the fallout from Moody's announcement yesterday that it was cutting its rating on 15 big banks in the U.S. and Europe.

Speaking with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Arnold called the downgrade "a repositioning of credit worthiness of almost the entire banking industry."

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8:21am

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Breivik's Defense Asks For Acquittal

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:51 am

In this picture taken through bullet proof glass, mass killer Anders Behring Breivik looks on as he arrives for his trial in room 250 of Oslo's central court on June 21, 2012.
Daniel Sannum Lauten AFP/Getty Images

On the final day of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's trial, the defense is trying to portray him as an ideologically driven political militant rather than a delusional madman in hopes of getting a lighter sentence or an outright acquittal.

Breivik, 33, an anti-Muslim extremist, has admitted to the bombing and shooting that killed 77 people in the capital Oslo.

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8:14am

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Afghan Militants Attack Hotel; Egyptians Protest Military Power Move

Happy Friday! We're watching these stories today:

Afghan Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, 18 Killed. (AP)

Thousands Jam Cairo Square To Protest Egyptian Military Power Grab. (AlJazeera)

Pakistani Party Nominates New Prime Minister Candidate To Succeed Ousted P.M. (VOA)

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8:00am

Fri June 22, 2012
Around the Nation

Wallet Lost Since The 1940's Returned To Owner

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

We're not precisely sure how Warren Houghton lost his wallet and his baseball glove. Suffice it to say, he was a boy. In the 1940s, he accidently dropped his possessions inside a wall in a one-room schoolhouse in Cornish, New Hampshire. Sixty-seven years later, construction workers found the wallet and glove and shipped them to the owner. He is now back in possession of pictures of his family, a Boy Scout ID and a letter from his sister.

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7:39am

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Taliban Attack Kills 21 At Lakeside Resort Near Kabul

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 1:01 pm

A general view of the Spozhmai Hotel following an attack by Taliban militants on the outskirts of Kabul on Friday.
Qais Usyan AFP/Getty Images

Heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a lakefront resort near Kabul overnight, killing at least 21 people during an assault and 12-hour standoff with combined Afghan and NATO forces.

The attack occurred at the Spozhmai Hotel on Lake Qargha, a popular recreation area for upscale Afghans just outside the capital. The Taliban claim they attacked because it was used by wealthy Afghans and foreigners to engage in "immoral activities."

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