10:47am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

French Commander Cautious About Al-Qaida Leaders' Deaths

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:10 am

There's uncertainty over the supposed death of two top al-Qaida-affiliated leaders reportedly killed in West Africa.

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10:19am

Mon March 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Mouse Study Sheds Light On Why Some Cancer Vaccines Fail

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 1:31 pm

A simple switch of ingredients made a big difference in how mice responded to experimental cancer vaccines.
Andrei Tchernov iStockphoto.com

In the quest for better cancer medicines, vaccines that treat rather than prevent disease are getting lots of attention.

More than 90 clinical trials have tested therapeutic vaccines in cancer patients, but the results have been a mixed bag.

A recent study in mice suggests that changing a traditional ingredient in the vaccines could make a big difference.

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9:39am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Taps Nominees For EPA, Budget Office And Energy Department

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 2:36 pm

Calling them "three outstanding individuals" who will help him tackle some tough problems, President Obama on Monday morning nominated:

-- Gina McCarthy, currently an assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, to lead that agency. She would succeed the departed Lisa Jackson.

-- Ernest Moniz to be the next secretary of energy, replacing Steven Chu, who like Jackson decided not to stay for Obama's second term. Moniz is director of MIT's Energy Initiative and is a former undersecretary at the department.

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9:17am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Today's 'Harlem Shake' Report: 15 Aussie Miners Fired; 'The Simpsons' Joins In

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 9:25 am

The "Harlem Shake" has certainly gone global. Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, these folks joined in.
Christian Brun EPA /LANDOV

The phrase "jump the shark" is coming to mind this morning. The "Harlem Shake" craze does seem to be getting to the point where it's getting out of hand.

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8:52am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Queen Elizabeth II Leaves Hospital

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 9:24 am

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she left King Edward VII hospital in London on Monday.
Bogdan Maran EPA /LANDOV

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was just seen leaving London's King Edward VII hospital, where she had been admitted over the weekend to be treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.

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8:38am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Dennis Rodman's Take On The North Korean Regime

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:06 am

"This Week" host George Stephanopoulos interviews former NBA star Dennis Rodman, just back from a visit to North Korea.
Lorenzo Bevilaqua Associated Press

If former NBA star Dennis Rodman's read on Kim Jong Un is correct, the CIA and State Department might be in need of a major overhaul in their assessments of the North Korean leader.

Rodman, the only American to have met and talked with Kim, appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos to talk about his two-day visit to North Korea last week.

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8:14am

Mon March 4, 2013
Station News & Events

Religious Studies Expansion Subject of ‘MTSU On the Record’

Dr. Jenna Gray-Hildebrand

The expansion of religious studies at MTSU will be the topic of the next edition of “MTSU On the Record” on radio station WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Jenna Gray-Hildenbrand, associate professor of religious studies, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, and from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

Gray-Hildenbrand will discuss the addition of a new tenure-track position in religious studies, which is under the Department of Philosophy. The new professor will begin work in the fall 2013 semester.

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8:08am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Prayers, Oaths Of Secrecy As Catholic Cardinals Meet

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:35 am

Some of the cardinals as they arrived for today's meeting in Vatican City.
Claudio Peri EPA /LANDOV

As they begin the process that will lead to selection of the next pope, the Roman Catholic Church's cardinals must first decide just when to officially start deciding, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reminds us from Rome this morning.

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7:31am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Heartbreak In NYC: Parents Die In Crash; Baby Is Delivered But Later Dies

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:04 am

Mourners lined the street Sunday outside a synagogue in Brooklyn where funeral services were held for Raizy and Nathan Glauber.
Verena Dobnik AP

A young couple head to a hospital because the wife, who is about seven months pregnant, isn't feeling well. Then, tragedy strikes.

It's a heartbreaking story that is making headlines in New York City.

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6:56am

Mon March 4, 2013
Religion

Cardinals At Odds Over When To Begin Choosing Next Pope

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 12:02 pm

The College of Cardinals is holding its first official meetings at the Vatican on Monday. The top agenda item is choosing which day to start the closed-door conclave that will elect the new pope. With no clear front-runner, the conclave outcome is unpredictable.

The papal resignation has put the cardinals in an unprecedented situation in modern history.

"The real mood is of shock and disappointment — this resignation desacralized the figure of the pope," says Massimo Franco, author of several books about the Vatican. He says a pope cannot be treated like a company CEO.

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