2:27pm

Fri September 14, 2012
The Salt

Penn State's Latest Woes: There's Something In The Ice Cream

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:44 pm

An ice cream recall is the latest in a line of Penn State's woes.
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As if Penn State didn't have enough problems these days, it looks like someone may be spiking its famous ice cream.

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1:58pm

Fri September 14, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Struggles To Find Foreign Policy Footing

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 3:32 pm

Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally Thursday in Fairfax, Va.
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Mitt Romney has sought to distinguish his views on foreign policy and the world from positions held by President Obama. So far, it hasn't gained him much traction.

The Republican presidential nominee has insisted that Obama has not done enough to promote America's values and interests, instead "apologizing" and appeasing the nation's enemies.

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1:56pm

Fri September 14, 2012
It's All Politics

Ryan Slams Obama On Social Issues And Foreign Policy

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 3:31 pm

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan speaks Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
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Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan used an appearance at an annual gathering of his party's social conservatives Friday to pointedly criticize President Obama's foreign policy record and to testify to his own Catholic faith and opposition to abortion.

"We're all in this together," said Ryan, a representative from Wisconsin, echoing a theme of Obama's convention speech. "It has a nice ring."

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1:50pm

Fri September 14, 2012
Planet Money

Even If You're All-Powerful, It's Hard To Fix The Economy

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:43 pm

This guy lives in a computer. Can you get him a job?
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The world inside Mark Zandi's computer model feels pretty familiar. It's full of people who are worried about the economy. Their homes are being foreclosed on. They're paying more for gas. Something like 13 million of them can't find jobs.

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1:15pm

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Britain's Royals Sue Magazine Over Topless Photos Of Kate Middleton

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 2:45 pm

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during their visit to Singapore Botanical Gardens on Tuesday.
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The Brits are in the middle of another scandal involving a semi-nude royal: After issuing a strong condemnation, the royal family said it would sue a French magazine for publishing photos of a topless Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duchess, if you're not a royal watcher, is Kate Middleton, Prince William's wife and ostensible the future queen of England.

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1:00pm

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Chinese Patrol Boats Stand Down In Islands Row With Japan

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 1:51 pm

A squadron of Chinese patrol vessels has turned back from a tense standoff with the Japanese coast guard near a small group of islands claimed by both countries.

The uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, known to Japan as Senkaku and to China as Diaoyu, have been the subject of a decades-long dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

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12:36pm

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

No Deal Yet: Chicago Teachers On Strike For Fifth Day

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 4:41 pm

Chicago public school teachers pose for a photo on a picket line as their strike extends into a fifth day.
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Update at 3:00 p.m. ET. No Settlement Expected Today:

NPR's Ken Barcus says that no settlement is expected today. The most likely scenario is a contract vote sometime on Sunday, he says.

The Chicago Tribune reports quotes a union attorney who said that the outlines of an agreement are there, but a vote on ending the strike is not likely until Sunday.

Our Original Post Continues:

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11:54am

Fri September 14, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Sept. 13, 2012

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In an election that's supposed to be about the economy, tragic deaths overseas push foreign policy onto the political stage in the race between Mitt Romney and President Obama. While Romney seems to have lost the initial battle, questions remain about the administration's Middle East goals.

Join NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin for the latest "It's All Politics" roundup.

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11:53am

Fri September 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

How's Your Cholesterol? The Crowd Wants To Know

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 1:33 pm

Members of the online community Track Your Plaque get advice from a doctor and each other on how to cook low carb meals.
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Our impulse to share intimate details about our lives within our social networks (and even sometimes with complete strangers) seems to know few bounds.

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11:03am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Salt

Love To Hate Cilantro? It's In Your Genes And Maybe, In Your Head

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:45 pm

The very sight of this lacy, green herb can cause some people to scream. The great cilantro debate heats up as scientists start pinpointing cilantrophobe genes.
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There's no question that cilantro is a polarizing herb. Some of us heap it onto salsas and soups with gusto while others avoid cilantro because it smells like soap and tastes like crushed bugs.

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