11:49am

Fri May 3, 2013
Faith Matters

Humanists On Surviving Crisis Without A Prayer

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we often talk about people with mad skills in tough competitions, so in just a few minutes, we are going to meet two teenagers who are making their mark in chess. That's later.

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11:21am

Fri May 3, 2013
Arts & Life

Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Are you the next Radio Diaries teen diarist?
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Are you a teenager with a story to tell? NPR and Radio Diaries want to hear it. Write it down, photograph it (and record it if you want) and then submit it to the storytelling site Cowbird.

Beginning in 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to five teenagers to create audio diaries about their lives. Starting on May 6, All Things Considered will revisit these original diarists, now in their 30s, to document their lives for NPR listeners.

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11:09am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Salt

How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 1:54 pm

A bottle of Cleveland Whiskey's bourbon sits on a shelf with empty bottles at the company's distillery.
Courtesy of David Kidd

When it comes to bourbon, Tom Lix doesn't believe in age discrimination. Most bourbons might age in the barrel for eight to 12 years or more, but Lix figures his are ready to drink in less than a week.

Lix makes Cleveland Whiskey, a new brand of bourbon that exemplifies two major trends in American whiskey-making today: the desire to speed up the process and the effort to establish a local identity.

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11:02am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Iowa Court: List Both Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 11:57 am

An Iowa couple and their daughter after a wedding ceremony on the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the state, in April 2009.
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Iowa's Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the state's health department must include the names of both same-sex spouses as parents on a child's birth certificate.

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9:44am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Murder Trial Of Alleged Neo-Nazi Has Germans On Edge

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 12:07 pm

Activists in Munich protest right-wing violence last month.
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The trial in Munich of an alleged neo-Nazi woman accused as an accomplice in a string of murders of mostly ethnic Turks is, as The Associated Press writes, "forcing Germans to confront painful truths about racism and the broader treatment of immigrants in society."

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8:47am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Bangladesh Fears Exodus Of Western Retailers

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 11:46 am

Relatives react after identifying the body of a loved one who was killed in last week's building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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The Walt Disney Co.'s decision to end its apparel production in Bangladesh after more than 500 people died in the collapse of a garment factory complex has sparked fears of a mass exodus of Western retailers.

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7:37am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Pakistani Prosecutor Investigating Bhutto Death Is Gunned Down

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:19 am

Pakistani police officials examine the bloodied, bullet-riddled car of slain government prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali after an attack by gunmen Friday in Islamabad.
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In Pakistan, police say two unidentified gunmen fatally shot the special prosecutor investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Friday's attack on Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali in Islamabad deepens the mystery surrounding one of the country's most politically charged cases, which remains open six years later.

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7:35am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

165,000 Jobs Added In April, Jobless Rate Fell To 7.5 Percent

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 9:05 am

Waiting for work: Job seekers lined up last month at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair in Manhattan.
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(Most recent update: 10 a.m. ET.)

The nation's jobless rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March and employers added 165,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.

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7:08am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Cocaine, Heroin May Have Played Role In Chris Kelly's Death

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:56 am

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly during a performance on Feb. 23 in Atlanta.
Paras Griffin Landov

"Former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly had taken a mixture of cocaine and heroin the night before his death and had a history of drug abuse, according to a police report released Thursday," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The newspaper adds that:

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6:42am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: American Refueling Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:55 am

An American military refueling plane crashed Friday in Kyrgyzstan, according to that nation's emergencies ministry.

The Associated Press says "there was no immediate word on any casualties."

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