1:40pm

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

WATCH: Civil Unions Are Legal In Colorado

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 6:13 pm

Anna, left, and Fran Simon, both of Denver, Colo., are the first same-sex couple to be issued a Civil Union license at a midnight ceremony in the Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder, at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building on Wednesday.
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At midnight, civil unions became legal in Colorado. The state joined eight other states with similar laws and nine others — plus the District of Columbia — to permit gay marriage.

As has become the custom, couples lined up at courthouses across the state in the middle of night, waiting for the clock to strike 12 to receive their paperwork and exchange their vows.

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1:35pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

All Around Tennessee with WMOT: Mayday Brewery

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  In 2009 Tennessee loosened laws governing the production of alcoholic beverages, leading to a dramatic rise in the number of breweries and distilleries operating in the state.

One of the newest companies is Mayday Brewery located in Murfreesboro. 

The operation is still small enough that owner Ozzie Nelson gives most of the tours. Nelson is clearly proud of his brewery and enjoys showing it off.

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12:33pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Top Stories

Holly Bobo's Brother Speaks About Her Disapearance

PARSONS, Tenn. (AP) — The brother of a young West Tennessee nursing student who was last seen walking into the woods with a man two years ago says he has been maligned.

Holly Bobo disappeared on April 13, 2011, from her family's home in Parsons. Clint Bobo saw his sister and a man wearing camouflage clothing walking away from the carport and into the woods.

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12:22pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Author Interviews

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

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Twenty years ago, when brain imaging made it possible for researchers to study the minds of violent criminals and compare them to the brain imaging of "normal" people, a whole new field of research — neurocriminology — opened up.

Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on murderers and has since continued to study the brains of violent criminals and psychopaths. His research has convinced him that while there is a social and environmental element to violent behavior, there's another side of the coin, and that side is biology.

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11:14am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Pakistani Army Chief Unhappy Over Treatment Of Musharraf

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 12:48 pm

Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, talks to media in northern Pakistan last year.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

The army chief in Pakistan, a country with a long history of military coups, has hinted that he's unhappy with the detention of former President and ex-General Pervez Musharraf.

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11:03am

Wed May 1, 2013
It's All Politics

Personality Or Party? Mass. Senate Race Shows Value Of Both

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 12:29 pm

Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez speaks last month in South Boston, Mass. On Tuesday, Gomez won the GOP nomination and will face Democratic Rep. Ed Markey in a June 25 special election.
Elise Amendola AP

When Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts was tapped to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, his state — and national — party bosses were wringing their hands.

Why? The prospect of Republican Scott Brown launching another campaign to return to the Senate, where he served after winning a special election in 2010 to complete the term of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy. Brown lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren last November in a race for a full Senate term.

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11:00am

Wed May 1, 2013
Latin America

Obama Crosses The Border

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We are going to spend some time today talking about relationships across borders, especially the southern border. Later, we will hear about a practice called medical repatriation that's been documented by a law school think tank. Researchers there claim that a number of hospitals around the country have been sending undocumented patients back to their home countries, even while they're unconscious, to avoid paying for expensive care.

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11:00am

Wed May 1, 2013
Health Care

Deported While Unconscious

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, you might be thinking about freshening up your spring wardrobe, and you might find yourself excited by the low prices being advertised at your favorite store at the mall. And then you hear that there were hundreds of deaths at a factory in Bangladesh. Our next guest is going to tell us what one might have to do with the other. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

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10:47am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Snow In May? The Nation's Midsection Bundles Up

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 3:56 pm

Snow clings to flowers in Denver on Wednesday. As much as a foot of snow is forecast for some areas of Colorado.
Ed Andrieski AP

Update at 4:55 P.M ET: The Associated Press reports that Cheyenne, Wyo. has now received at least 15 inches of snow.

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10:33am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Pew Study: Many Muslims Believe In Mixing Mosque And State

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 11:13 am

Faithful in Bangladesh offer Friday prayers during a street protest in the capital, Dhaka, in March.
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Most Muslims around the globe tend to be deeply committed to their faith and believe that it should shape not only their personal lives, but the societies they live in, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center (PDF).

Pew's face-to-face survey of more than 38,000 Muslims, including many in the United States, between 2008-12 produced a telling snapshot of attitudes and beliefs.

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