10:18am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

A Life Examined: Who Was The Victim So Brutally Murdered In India?

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 5:37 pm

At a vigil last week in Calcutta, India, the victim was remembered and calls were made for new laws to protect women.
Dibyangshu Sarkar AFP/Getty Images

Her death has caused outrage in India and around the world.

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10:08am

Tue January 8, 2013
Around the Nation

2 Years After Giffords Shooting, Much Changed?

It's been two years since the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. To learn what has and hasn't changed since then, host Michel Martin talks with Daniel Hernandez Jr., Giffords' former intern who was credited with saving her life, and Carolyn Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

9:28am

Tue January 8, 2013
Business

A Bill to Name a Post Office for an MTSU Alumnus Killed in Iraq is on President Barack Obama’s Desk

A bill to name a post office for an MTSU alumnus killed in Iraq is on President Barack Obama’s desk and awaits his signature.

On Friday, Jan. 4, the U.S. Senate gave final passage to a measure by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., to rename a post office on Hope Street in Mountain View, Calif., the “Lieutenant Kenneth N. Ballard Memorial Post Office.”

A statement released by Eshoo’s Washington office describes Ballard as “brave, courageous and a hero. For his service, he should be remembered and honored by our community.”

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9:22am

Tue January 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Young And Doubly Insured: A Modern Health Dilemma

Who's driving? And whose health insurer is calling the shots?
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There may be worse problems to have, but overlapping health coverage can be a problem for young people nonetheless.

Many young adults have more health insurance options now that they can stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26 under the administration's health law.

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9:05am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Gays Separated From Military Since Late '04 To Get Full Discharge Pay

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Dec. 21, 2011: Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va. Gaeta's ship had returned from 80 days at sea. Their "first kiss" that day was a first of its kind for the Navy.
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Gays who were forced to leave the U.S. military before 2011's repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy were often given honorable discharges — but were only granted about half of the discharge pay that otherwise would have been due to them.

After the settlement Monday of a class action lawsuit brought in New Mexico, about 181 such men and women will be getting the money that was withheld.

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8:20am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Mystery: How Did Million Dollar Lottery Winner End Up Dead From Cyanide?

Urooj Khan, with his winning lottery ticket. Not long after this photo was taken, he was dead.
AP

One day after the check was issued, million dollar lottery winner Urooj Khan was dead.

The initial report from the Cook County (Ill.) Medical Examiner's office cited natural causes.

But now, authorities say, they've determined that Khan's July 20 death was due to cyanide poisoning. So Chicago police are back on the case.

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8:11am

Tue January 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU’s Confucius Institute has Chinese Language Classes for Several Skill Levels

A new series of classes is added to this year’s offering of Chinese language programs from the Confucius Institute at MTSU.

For the first time, the institute will provide courses for children of Chinese heritage who speak Chinese as their first or second language on Saturdays beginning Jan. 19. Other students with compatible levels of proficiency are welcome. Elementary Chinese for Children, Level A, will run from 10 a.m. to noon. The Level B elementary class will go from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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8:08am

Tue January 8, 2013
Business

MTSU Professor to Share Ideas on Entrepreneurship at Nashville Symposium

Doug Tatum, holder of MTSU’s Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.

Tatum is a recognized expert regarding entrepreneurial companies. His ideas regarding small business growth have been cited by leading news media, including Inc. magazine, Financial Times, The New York Times and MSNBC.

“No Man’s Land—The Four Ms” is the topic of Tatum’s address. It is based on his 2007 book, “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your company is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big.”

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7:38am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Richard Ben Cramer, Winner Of Pulitzer Prize And Masterful Reporter, Dies

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 12:22 pm

Richard Ben Cramer
Bill Marr Simon & Schuster

Richard Ben Cramer, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his reporting from the Middle East for the Philadelphia Inquirer and went on to write critically acclaimed books and magazine pieces, has died.

The Inquirer reports that Cramer, who was 62, "died Monday ... of lung cancer at the Johns Hopkins [Medical Institutions] in Baltimore."

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7:10am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

'Enough,' Says Giffords As She Launches Campaign For New Gun Laws

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 8:22 am

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., during her interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.
ABCNews.com

When children are gunned down in their classrooms, as happened last month in Newtown, Conn., it's time to say "enough," former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., tells ABC News.

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