8:26am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Kerry Says He's Confident Arms Are Reaching Syrian Rebels

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:16 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to U.S. Embassy staff in Doha on Wednesday.
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Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes that arms are reaching the rebels in Syria and that the U.S. supports international efforts to put weapons in the hands of the opposition to step up pressure on President Bashar Assad.

At a news conference in Doha with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, Kerry said Tuesday that "there are greater guarantees that weapons are being transferred to moderates and directly to the Syrian opposition."

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8:21am

Wed March 6, 2013
Politics

Bill Allowing State College IDs to Vote Advances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to allow student identification issued by state higher education institutions to be used for voting is advancing in the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro unanimously passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee 8-0 on Tuesday with little debate.

The proposal doesn’t allow library cards issued by local governments, an issue that's been debated in court for about a year now.

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8:00am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

198,000 Jobs Added In February, Report Shows; January Growth Revised Upward

The scene at a job fair in New York City on Feb. 28.
Lucas Jackson Reuters /Landov

There were 198,000 jobs added to private employers' payrolls in February, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report — a privately produced snapshot of the employment picture that's sometimes a signal of what the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say when it releases its data from the same month.

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7:36am

Wed March 6, 2013
Sports

Middle Tenn Determined to Earn NCAA Tourney Berth

Credit goblueraiders.com'

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Kermit Davis wants his Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to seize control of their postseason destiny this year.

The Blue Raiders thought they had an NCAA tournament team a season ago before losing their regular season finale and in the Sun Belt Conference tournament quarterfinals. They wound up in the National Invitation Tournament.

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7:10am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

After Chávez: His 'Revolution' Is Likely To Continue

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:29 am

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gathered late Tuesday at Bolivar Square in Caracas, Venezuela, to mourn him.
David Fernandez EPA /LANDOV
  • From 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with journalist Jon Lee Anderson
  • From 'Morning Edition': Juan Forero speaks with Renee Montagne

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro "controls the purse strings" and his opponents have been looking weak, NPR's Juan Forero said earlier today on Morning Edition.

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7:05am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Storm Brings Season's Heaviest Snowfall To Midwest, Mid-Atlantic

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Pedestrian on the street in Chicago on Tuesday
Brian Kersey Getty Images

The winter storm that has dumped several inches of snow from the Dakotas to Maryland is expected to linger over the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing another 5 to 9 inches to many areas in the east.

Federal government offices in the nation's capital were closed Wednesday in anticipation of the wet, heavy snow, and many schools were closed in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Hundreds of flights were canceled at Dulles and Reagan National airports.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET: A 'Bust' For D.C.?

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6:35am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: 'Superman' Artist Quits Amid Uproar Over Author's Views On Homosexuality

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 6:38 am

Orson Scott Card, the Ender's Game author tapped to work on an upcoming issue of DC Comics' "Adventures of Superman," has referred to homosexuality as "deviant behavior."
Mark Dadswell Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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6:19am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

In China, Baby's Brutal Death Raises Questions For Many About Nation's Values

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 12:08 pm

Baby Haobo. For many netizens in China, this pixelated image of the infant who suffered a grisly death is a stark reminder of disturbing changes in the country's values system. The picture has spread quickly across Chinese websites.
Tencent

A tale of two car thefts has transfixed China, sparking a new bout of soul-searching. It's generated far more attention online than the ongoing legislative session in Beijing, despite leaked orders from the local government restricting official coverage.

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Carrie started at KUNM as a volunteer in the front office, and soon after her arrival she became a regular substitute in the news department. Carrie is a graduate of Clemson University and a South Carolina native; however, she has fallen in love with the natural beauty and hospitality of the Southwest. In addition to her duties in the newsroom, she spends her free time hiking and skiing with her husband. Carrie's career in broadcasting is just beginning, and she hopes to pursue her passion for this field by continuing to host and report for New Mexico's Community Powered Public Radio.

2:46am

Wed March 6, 2013
U.S.

With Adaptive Skiing, Disabled People No Longer Left Out In The Cold

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:18 am

Tilghman Logan and his instructor, Craig Stagg, do some practice turns using sit skis. Some ski resorts have created opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in snow sports.
Carrie Jung KUNM

March means spring break is just around the corner, and for New Mexico it means mild temperatures and fresh snow — perfect conditions for visiting area ski resorts.

A growing number of resorts are now offering programs that cater to vacationers with disabilities, and resort owners say it has proved to be a boost for business.

At a Taos Ski Valley chairlift, Barbara and Philip Logan prepare their son, Tilghman, for his first day of ski lessons.

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