9:44am

Wed November 28, 2012
Shots - Health News

More Women Choose Double Mastectomy, But Study Says Many Don't Need It

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 3:10 pm

It's a startling trend: Many women with cancer in one breast are choosing to have their healthy breast removed, too.

But a study being presented later this week says more than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.

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9:37am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Mine Disaster Probe Leads To Conspiracy Charges Against Former Executive

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 11:36 am

Mine helmets and painted crosses at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine, as a memorial to the 29 miners killed there.
Jeff Gentner AP

Federal prosecutors in West Virginia stepped higher up the corporate ladder at Massey Energy Wednesday with new criminal charges stemming from the investigation of the 2010 coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers.

David C. Hughart was president of Massey's Green Valley Resource Group, a major coal mining subsidiary based in Leivasy, W. Va., from 2000 to 2010.

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9:35am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

New Home Sales Dipped A Bit In October, But Were Well Above Year Before

A sold sign at a new home site in Danville, Calif., earlier this year.
David Paul Morris Getty Images

Sales of new homes edged down 0.3 percent in October from September, but were a healthy 17.2 percent above the pace of October 2011, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development report.

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8:42am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Winning Powerball? It's More Likely A Vending Machine Will Kill You

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 7:26 am

Don't shake it.
Tim Boyle Getty Images

Update at 12:25 p.m. ET: Since we first posted, the jackpot's been increased to $550 million from $500 million when the day began, so we've changed that figure below. That doesn't do anything to change the odds of winning.

Our original post:

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8:21am

Wed November 28, 2012
Classical

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Marks 28th Year at MTSU School of Music

The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present one of the greatest works associated with the holiday season, Handel’s “Messiah,” to the community on Dec. 2 and 3.


Concerts are scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building. 


About 140 choristers, along with harpsichord and chamber orchestra, will perform the Christmas portion of the work, which includes some of its most popular recitatives, arias and choruses.

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8:11am

Wed November 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU Fall Dance Concert 2012

At the end of each semester, MTSU Dance Theatre has a concert filled with dance works choreographed by MTSU faculty, guest artists, and undergraduate students. These works include styles from ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary techniques. The concert is presented in Tucker Theatre in the Boutwell Dramatic Arts building on campus on November 29, November 30, and December 1 at 7:30 P. M.; doors open at 7.

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7:54am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Salt

Guerilla Cartographers Put Global Food Stats On The Map

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 8:51 am

A detail of a map from Food: An Atlas that shows sources of food found at farmer's markets in Berkeley, California.
Cameron Reed Food: An Atlas

For the past five months, University of California, Berkeley cartography professor Darin Jensen has been collecting maps about food. They fill the walls of his office, each one telling a different story — about meat production in Maryland, about the international almond trade, about taco trucks in Oakland. Some are local, some are regional, some are global, but in a few days they'll all be bound together between the covers of Food: An Atlas.

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7:21am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

OK, North Korea's Leader Isn't 'Sexiest Man Alive,' Chinese Media Concede

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 9:56 am

Before it disappeared from the Web: Here's how People's Daily Online packaged its coverage of the "news" that Kim Jong Un is 2012's sexiest man.
People's Daily Online (frame grab of a page that has now been removed)

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt sends in an update on one of this week's more amusing stories:

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6:59am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

In Cairo, Tensions Still High As 'Die-Hards' Continue To Protest

This protester in Cairo's Tahrir Square last night had a message for Egypt's president.
Khalil Hamra AP

Police have fired tear gas again in Cairo's Tahrir Square as authorities try to disperse several hundred protesters who are angry over President Mohammed Morsi's controversial grab for more power.

The crowd is much smaller than Tuesday's, according to NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, as well as correspondents from other news outlets.

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6:39am

Wed November 28, 2012
Middle East

Damascus Struck By Deadly Car Bombs

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 6:48 am

Renee Montagne and David Greene report on bombs in the Syrian capital that hospital officials say have killed 34 people.

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