3:13pm

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Game On! Rare 1865 Baseball Card Sold For $80,000

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 10:46 am

The Library of Congress' version of the rare Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card.
Library of Congress

Update at 8:06 p.m. ET. Card Sells For $80,000

The nearly 150-year-old Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card that was was discovered late last year in a photo album bought at a yard sale has sold for $80,000 — $92,000 if you count the auction house's buyer's premium.

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3:10pm

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Though Forecast Is Tricky, Northeast Could Face Record-Breaking Snow Storm

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 8:24 pm

The NAM model shows one of the more severe resolutions, with up to 50 inches of snow in some parts of New England.
Wright Weather via Twitter

Areas from New York to Maine could be in store for a record-breaking nor'Easter, this weekend.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the forecast is tricky, but "the coming storm looks to be as close to a meteorologist's worst nightmare as can be imagined."

The paper continues:

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2:59pm

Wed February 6, 2013
U.S.

As Drought Intensifies, 2 States Dig In Over Water War

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 6:28 pm

Harlan County Lake, the Republican River's main reservoir in Nebraska, dropped 10 feet during the summer drought and hasn't recovered.
Grant Gerlock

Epic water battles are the stuff of history and legend, especially in the West. And as a severe drought drags on in the Midwest, a water war is being waged over a river that irrigates agriculture in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.

It's that last border crossing where this water war is under way. Kansas has gone to the Supreme Court to argue that Nebraska uses too much water from the Republican River, and that there's not enough left for Kansas farmers.

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2:34pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Around the Nation

Shooting Of 'American Sniper' Raises Questions About PTSD Treatment

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 5:12 pm

Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and best-selling author of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, was killed at a gun range near Glen Rose, Texas, on Feb. 2.
Paul Moseley MCT/Landov

Police in Texas have charged Eddie Ray Routh, a 25-year-old U.S. Marine reservist, with capital murder. Arrest records indicate that Routh had been twice taken to a mental hospital in recent months, and had told police he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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2:21pm

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Mothra? No, It's Just A Robot Exoskeleton Controlled By A Moth

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 8:24 pm

That's a moth controlling that robot. But don't worry.
Institute of Physics

What could go wrong?

"Researchers at the University of Tokyo have strapped a moth into a robotic exoskeleton, with the moth successfully controlling the robot to reach a specific location inside a wind tunnel," writes ExtremeTech.

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1:55pm

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Citing Uncertainty, Pentagon Will Not Deploy Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atalntic Ocean.
U.S. Navy Getty Images

The uncertainty surrounding the Pentagon's budget means it will not deploy a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced today.

NPR's Tom Bowman reports that Panetta is also proposing pay cuts for troops. Tom filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The recommendation by Secretary Panetta mean that those in uniform could get a 1 percent pay hike next year, instead of 1.7 percent. But a final decision would rest with Congress.

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12:48pm

Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

AC Milan VP Unleashes Another Racism Scandal, Referring To Player With Slur

Paolo Berlusconi looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano in 2012.
Claudio Villa Getty Images

The vice president of the soccer club AC Milan, who is also Silvio Berlusconi's younger brother, has unleashed another racism scandal.

During a political rally, Paolo Berlusconi referred to one of his players, Mario Balotelli, by using the "N" word.

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12:46pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Top Stories

MTSU Student Struck, Killed on N. Rutherford Blvd.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State University was struck and killed while crossing a Murfreesboro street Tuesday night.

A university official confirms that 20 year-old student Timothy R. Martin of Mt. Juliet was the person Murfreesboro Police say was struck on N. Rutherford Blvd at about 8:20 p.m.

Police say Martin was walking his bicycle across Rutherford when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Bejamin Conley of Murfreesboro.

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12:40pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Top Stories

Tenn. Lawmaker Intent on Ending Affirmative Action

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Republican State Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson has introduced a series of bills that would effectively end affirmative action in Tennessee.

WMOT’s reporting partners at Sidelines newspaper are out with an in-depth look at the legislation Wednesday in a piece written jointly by reporters Quint Qualls and Sinclaire Sparkman.

Qualls spoke to WMOT News about the story. Use the streaming audio bar above to hear his comments.

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12:07pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Beauty Shop

Does Having Guns Make Women Safer?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Later in the program, I'm happy I have a chance to tell you more about two women who made or are making an impression, one by speaking up, one by choosing not to. That's coming up later in the program.

But, first, it's time for the Beauty Shop. That's where we get a fresh cut on the week's top issues with our panel of women writers, journalists and commentators.

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