9:38am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Why Did So Many Russian Drivers Get Such Great Meteor Videos?

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 10:58 am

One of the dashcam videos recorded Friday when a meteor appeared over Russia.
RussiaToday

9:34am

Fri February 15, 2013
Law

Attorney Advocates For Poor As Immigration Debate Continues

Jose Pertierra is an immigration lawyer from Cuba. He is well-known for defending Elian Gonzalez and works on behalf of refugees.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

As Washington debates changing the immigration system, the demand for immigration attorneys has already jumped, even without new laws in place.

Lawyers such as Jose Pertierra, a veteran immigration attorney, are trained to interpret the law, but Pertierra sees his role as much more.

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. for the past 10 years, Pertierrra is here — on the set of the Spanish language TV studios of Univision in Washington, D.C., near Capitol Hill. He does a segment on immigration where he answers viewers' questions.

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8:07am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'Cruise From Hell' Was A Mix Of 'Survivor' And 'Lord Of The Flies'

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 2:22 pm

After finally getting off the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, this passenger waited for a ride early Friday in Mobile, Ala.
Mark Wallheiser EPA /LANDOV

As they finally came off the Carnival cruise ship Triumph late Thursday and early Friday in Mobile, Ala., passengers from the ill-fated cruise told stories that call to mind TV's Survivor and literature's classic Lord of the Flies, the Los Angeles Times writes.

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8:01am

Fri February 15, 2013
Sports

A Winning Year for MTSU Basketball

Credit goblueraiders.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  The Middle Tennessee State men's and women's teams are both in first place within the Sun Belt Conference.

With an 11-game winning streak and the Blue Raiders’ 52-point victory Saturday over Troy, Middle Tennessee is now 22-4 on the year, marking the second most wins in the entire nation behind Gonzaga.

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7:44am

Fri February 15, 2013
Top Stories

Police Say Murf. Man Confesses to His Wife's Murder

Credit murfreesboro.tn.us

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Authorities say a Murfreesboro man has confessed to his wife’s murder.

Police have charged 30 year-old Jacob Pearman of 839 Kanatak Lane with first degree murder in the Thursday morning death of Carla Pearman.

The city’s 911 center received a call a little after 3 a.m. Thursday from Jacob Pearman’s parents saying they feared their son was contemplating suicide.

When police officers arrived at the Pearman home they found Mrs. Pearman dead in a bedroom.

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7:24am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: DOJ Approves Penguin, Random House Merger

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 12:26 pm

Books from the Penguin publishing company are displayed in a book store in London.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

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

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6:58am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Salt

Fried Chicken And Waffles: The Dish The South Denied As Its Own?

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 2:02 pm

Call fried chicken and waffles a traditional Southern food, and you're liable to get accused of a damn Yankee conspiracy.

That's what we found out last week, when our story about the dangers of a Southern fried diet prompted many of you with roots in the South to protest – don't pin that dish on us! Here's a sampling of the comments we received:

"I'm a southerner, and I have never heard of fried chicken on a waffle!"

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6:49am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'Blade Runner' Pistorius In Tears As Murder Charge Is Filed

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 8:32 am

South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius as he wept today while being charged with murder.
Antoine De Ras EPA /LANDOV

"South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears on Friday after he was charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend in his Pretoria house," Reuters reports from Pretoria.

According to the wire service: "The 26-year-old Olympic and Paralympic superstar stood with head bowed in front of magistrate Desmond Nair to hear the murder charge read out, then started sobbing, covering his face with his hands."

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6:18am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'No Link' Between Meteor That Hurt Hundreds And Asteroid About To Fly By

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 2:40 pm

A meteor's vapor trail above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Friday.
Vyacheslav Nikulin EPA /LANDOV
  • Sound from the AP: Booms, then breaking glass and car alarms, when the meteor roared in

So, on the day when an asteroid the size of an office building buzzed the planet, there's this unsettling news:

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4:03am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

The 27th Victim: Nancy Lanza Is Subject Of 'Frontline' Documentary

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 7:13 pm

Wooden angels memorialize the victims of Adam Lanza's shooting spree in Newtown, Conn., last December. An upcoming Frontline documentary seeks to provide new details about Lanza and his mother, Nancy.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

The lives of the 26 people murdered by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December were eulogized and celebrated after the tragedy. But many discussions about Lanza's first victim, his mother, Nancy, were marked by both sympathy and suspicion, particularly as the news emerged that she had taken her son to shooting ranges.

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