2:13pm

Thu April 11, 2013
It's All Politics

Notes On A Sex Scandal: Rebounding From Disgrace

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 5:26 pm

Mayor Weiner? Anthony Weiner, pictured in May 2011 addressing his sexting scandal, says he is considering a run to succeed Michael Bloomberg in New York City.
Alex Wong Getty Images

It's comeback season for public figures who have been disgraced by their own sex lives.

Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who received national attention after leaving the country to pursue an extramarital affair five years ago, is favored to win a May 7 special House election. He won Speaker John Boehner's endorsement this week.

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2:08pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Shots - Health News

Seniors In The South Are More Apt To Be Prescribed Risky Drugs

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Seniors in the Southeast were much more likely to be prescribed more than one high-risk medications in 2009.
Danya Qato and Amal Trivedi Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Health care types have spent years trying to make the point that seniors are being prescribed medications that are unnecessary and dangerous. But the message hasn't really sunk in.

More than 20 percent of people with Medicare Advantage coverage are taking at least one high-risk medication, a new study finds.

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1:59pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Found Recipes

A North Carolina Pie That Elicits An 'Oh My God' Response

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie is based on a recipe for lemon pie, a staple of the North Carolina coast.
Courtesy of Katie Workman

There are days for cake, and days for ice cream and cookies. But every now and then, you crave a different kind of finish to a satisfying meal. Enter Atlantic Beach Pie, a salty and citrusy staple of the North Carolina coast.

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1:50pm

Thu April 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Mother Of George Zimmerman Accuses Media Of 'False Narrative'

George Zimmerman at a court hearing in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 5.
Pool Getty Images

The mother of George Zimmerman, who was arrested a year ago in connection with the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has issued a letter proclaiming her son's innocence and decrying the media's "false narrative" about the fatal shooting.

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1:47pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Station News & Events

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1:32pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Theater

'Matilda' Brings Beloved Book To Broadway

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

The Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical, including Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel as the barbaric headmistress Miss Trunchbull.
Joan Marcus

Matilda is a well-loved book by Roald Dahl, who's been called the greatest children's storyteller of the 20th century. It's about a much-put-upon little girl with tremendous gifts. Now, Matilda has been turned into a Broadway musical.

The British import, which won last year's prestigious Olivier Award and features a revolving cast of four little girls in the lead role, opens in New York tonight.

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1:08pm

Thu April 11, 2013
The Two-Way

'Sandy' Retired From Storm Names; 'Sara' Takes Its Place

Oct. 31, 2012: Some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Steve Nesius Reuters /Landov

"Sandy has been retired from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names by the World Meteorological Organization's hurricane committee because of the extreme impacts it caused from Jamaica and Cuba to the Mid-Atlantic United States in October 2012," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration writes.

The storm names are administered by the World Meteorological Organization.

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12:38pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Shots - Health News

Leading Man's Chin: Universally Hot Or Not?

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 8:02 am

Two prominent chins meet: Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman kiss in the 1946 thriller Notorious.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Cary Grant's chin may appeal to you and Ingrid Bergman. But that might not be the case among the indigenous people of Australia.

And the idea that a guy's jutting jawline might not cause women the world over to swoon calls into question the notion that some characteristics are pretty much automatic signals of desirability for prospective mates, researchers say.

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12:37pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Politics

Welfare Penalty for Parents Dead This Session

Senator Stacey Campfield
Credit tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that would dock the welfare payments of Tennessee parents whose children fail in school is dead.

After about a 40-minute debate on the Senate floor Thursday, Republican Sen. Sponsor Stacey Campfield decided to pull the bill so it can be studied over the summer.

Both Republicans and Democrats expressed concern about the legislation, which sought to cut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits by 30 percent if a child fails to advance to the next grade.

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12:30pm

Thu April 11, 2013
The Salt

A Project To Rescue Pantry Puzzlers Before They Hit The Trash

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 6:43 pm

"Overly adventurous food shopping gets me in trouble every time, along with complicated recipes (calling for obscure ingredients) that I never actually end up making," writes Lee Crosby.
Courtesy of Lee Crosby

It's the season for dusting, scrubbing and digging into the inner confines of the cupboard, where a stash of daunting ingredients may await.

Rather than generate more food waste, consider tapping the wisdom of the crowd through NPR's new Cook Your Cupboard project.

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