1:23pm

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

India Refuses Permission For Country's First Playboy Club

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 1:30 pm

Indian Bollywood film actress Sherlyn Chopra at a media event in August for her appearance in Playboy magazine in Mumbai.
Strdel AFP/Getty Images

Hugh Heffner's empire has run afoul of conservative politicians in India, who have decided to halt plans for the country's first Playboy Club.

PB Lifestyle, the Indian firm with rights to the Playboy brand, had hoped that the club in the southwestern state of Goa would be the first of eight to be constructed over the next three years. They were hoping for as many as 120 such clubs in the coming decade.

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1:12pm

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Unveil Immigration Bill

A group of eight bipartisan Senators has reached broad compromise on immigration reform.

The Gang of Eight, as they've come to be known, released highlights of the bill this afternoon. ABC News reports the bill would:

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1:10pm

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Runners Dig In Their Heels: 'We Can Endure A Lot'

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:49 pm

A runner heads down the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., in front of the Boston skyline at dawn, the morning after deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Charles Krupa AP

Emily Root Schenkel has never run the Boston Marathon, but now she might.

"It makes me want to run another marathon," she says of Monday's bombings near the finish line in Boston. "That's the last thing I wanted to do, but it makes me want to say, 'Screw you, I'm going to run another one.' "

Schenkel's godmother was a flight attendant on Flight 93, the hijacked airliner that passengers forced down in a field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.

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12:29pm

Tue April 16, 2013
Monkey See

Boston's Art Museums Offer Free Admission To Provide A 'Place Of Respite'

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 3:11 pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston is offering free admission Tuesday.
Lisa Poole AP

UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: In addition to the institutions mentioned below, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has announced that admission will be free on Wednesday, April 17.

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12:16pm

Tue April 16, 2013
The Salt

Italy's Financial Crisis Means More (Bread) Dough At Home

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 10:54 am

A young baker at the Roscioli bakery in Rome prepares bread.
Amy Guttman for NPR

Processed food packed with salt, fat and sugar has been making incursions into the traditional diets of countries around the world. Even Italy isn't immune to the reach of junk food. But hard economic times are spurring Italians to rediscover home cooking, and especially bread making.

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11:10am

Tue April 16, 2013
News

Former Terror Expert: 'Very Confident' Case Will Be Solved

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:25 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're going to start the program today by talking about the bombings that shook Boston yesterday afternoon. Today, civic leaders are trying to find out what happened, but also to help their citizens heal. Here's Boston's mayor, Thomas Menino, at a press conference this morning.

(SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE)

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11:10am

Tue April 16, 2013
Religion

Faith Community Comforts Bostonians

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:25 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Joining us now is the Right Reverend Gayle Harris. She is suffragan bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Massachusetts. Welcome to you. Thank you so much for joining us.

REVEREND GAYLE HARRIS: Thank you for having me.

MARTIN: How are you seeing faith communities across the city and the state react to this?

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10:57am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

China Gives Breakdown Of Its Military, Criticizes U.S.

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:39 pm

The Russian-built "Liaoning", China's first aircraft carrier, is a potent symbol of the country's growing military might.
STR AFP/Getty Images

China on Tuesday detailed the structure of its military force in a special national defense report that also took a swipe at the United States for what it described as stoking tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

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10:24am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Vivid Novel About North Korea Wins Pulitzer Honor

Novelist Adam Johnson spent time in North Korea and says "it was deeply surreal to walk among thousands of people in the streets of Pyongyang and see that the men all have the same exact haircut."
Courtesy of Tamara Beckwith

Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday, captures the privation and absurdity of life in North Korea in one sentence: "For breakfast, she murdered an onion and served it raw."

The novel is a surreal, feverish look at North Korea under Kim Jong Il. The protagonist Jun Do (a play on "John Doe") grows up in an orphanage, and serves under Kim as a professional kidnapper before deciding to rebel against the state.

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9:59am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Oklahoma City Marathon Will Proceed, Organizers Say After Boston Attack

Oklahoma City officials say that a marathon that's part of memorial events honoring the anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building will take place Friday. Here, Boy Scouts take part in the 2010 event.
Brett Deering Getty Images

News of the deadly bombing attack on the Boston Marathon is echoing in Oklahoma City, where residents will observe the 18th anniversary Friday of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. The events include a marathon, which remains on the schedule, although officials say they will review their security plans.

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