8:41am

Mon March 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Free Sunday-Night Chinese Film Festival is Back for Spring

MTSU’s free Chinese Film Festival celebrates its 16th semester beginning this Sunday, March 24.  The films of will be screened in Room 103 of the Bragg Mass Communication Building.

Sponsored by the College of Mass Communication and the Confucius Institute, each movie will begin promptly at 6 p.m. in COMM 103. Chan Chen, a mass-comm master’s degree candidate, will lead a question-and-answer session after each film. 

All movies in the series have English subtitles. There is no admission charge, and each is open to the public.

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8:18am

Mon March 25, 2013

7:32am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Cypriots Are Suspicious, But Bailout Deal Seems Set

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 5:01 pm

A Cypriot man held some coins in Nicosia on Sunday. He and others on the island nation were watching anxiously as world leaders put together a bailout package for Cypriot banks.
Katia Christodoulou EPA /LANDOV
  • From 'Morning Edition': Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports

The deal we posted about Sunday evening — a $13 billion bailout by international creditors for the beleaguered banking system on Cyprus — is being met with skepticism on that Mediterranean island nation.

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6:47am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Things You Need To Know About The Weekend's Basketball Action

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 9:00 am

Florida Gulf Coast players Eddie Murray (No. 23) and Chase Fieler (No. 20) celebrate their win Sunday over San Diego State. The game was played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images

Didn't have time to watch or didn't really care? If you're not up to speed on the weekend's news from the men's and women's Division I college basketball championships, but want to be armed with a few things to talk about if someone brings up basketball today, here goes:

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6:16am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Willa Cather's Letters To Be Published Against Her Wishes

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Willa Cather wrote such novels as My Antonia and O Pioneers!
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:32am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Spring Is Just A State Of Mind As Wintry Weather Wallops Much Of Nation

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 8:49 am

In St. Louis on Sunday the sliding — even without a sled — was good. The area got 6 to 12 inches of new snow over the weekend.
Bill Greenblatt UPI /Landov

The calendar says one thing, but the snow, slush and ice coating the nation from the Central Rockies through parts of the Midwest and on into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast say something else entirely.

Technically, it's spring.

In reality, winter still hasn't let go.

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2:15am

Mon March 25, 2013
Law

Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 8:39 am

The Supreme Court takes up a case Monday about whether brand-name drug manufacturers can pay generic drug manufacturers to keep generics off the market.
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers. The issue is whether brand-name drug manufacturers may pay generic drug manufacturers to keep generics off the market. These payments — a form of settlement in patent litigation — began to blossom about a decade ago when the courts, for the first time, appeared to bless them.

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2:15am

Mon March 25, 2013
Around the Nation

Free Tax Help Protects Low-Income Filers From Pricey Loans

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 8:50 am

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As this year's tax deadline approaches, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are relying on free services to help them with their returns.

Tax preparation fees — even a few hundred dollars — can be a burden for those living on the margins. And taxpayers desperate for cash can fall prey to high-cost loan offers that eat into their refunds

At the free tax-preparation site at the main library in Washington, D.C., about 30 taxpayers wait for help from volunteers.

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2:14am

Mon March 25, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 7:42 am

Same-sex marriage advocates protest outside the county clerk's office in San Francisco on Feb. 14.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

When Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman recently reversed his stance on gay marriage after his son came out as gay, he joined a tidal wave of Americans who have altered their views on the subject.

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2:13am

Mon March 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 11:01 am

George McCann has been diagnosed with a subtype of bipolar disorder called the "fear of harm" profile, and finds that a prescribed dose of ketamine every few days alleviates his symptoms.
Michael Rubenstein for NPR

As far back as he can remember, George McCann lived in fear. When he was asleep he would have horrific nightmares filled with violent images. When he was awake, he often felt threatened by people, including members of his own family. And when he felt threatened, he would become aggressive, even violent.

George spent his childhood certain that something very bad was going to happen. And when he was 12, it did. His unrelenting fears led to a violent outburst at school. And George landed in a psychiatric hospital.

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