12:39pm

Mon August 13, 2012
It's All Politics

Moderators Announced For Three Presidential Debates, One VP Debate

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:07 pm

CNN's Candy Crowley at a Mitt Romney campaign event during the Iowa caucuses in January.
David Holloway CNN

For the first time in 20 years, a woman — CNN's Candy Crowley — will moderate a presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.

The moderators for all three presidential debates and the sole vice-presidential debate were announced:

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12:33pm

Mon August 13, 2012
The Torch

Olympics Closing Ceremony: Both Well-Received And Anger-Inducing

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 4:09 pm

Fireworks explode at London's Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics. The gala has gotten good reviews — with the exception of those troubled by NBC's presentation.
Thomas Coex AFP/Getty Images

11:50am

Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

House Republicans Sue AG Holder Over 'Fast And Furious' Documents

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Gerardo Mora Getty Images

House Republicans have gone through with their promise: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that he is under contempt for failing to turn over documents related to the failed gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.

Fox News reports they filed the civil case today. Fox adds:

"That decision is expected to be challenged in the court case.

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11:36am

Mon August 13, 2012
Top Stories

State Resists Adding Political Parties to November Ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The state elections director says Green Party candidates in Tennessee will not be listed on the agency's website until Aug. 30.

Mark Goins tells the Tennessean that's the deadline for the state to publish an official list of candidates running in November's general election.

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11:31am

Mon August 13, 2012
Top Stories

Vandy Hopes New Chaplain Can Ease Tensions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Vanderbilt University has hired a chaplain in the hopes of ending a lingering controversy over its new, non-discrimination policy.

The "all-comers" policy at the school requires student groups to allow any student to join their groups and to hold office, regardless of their beliefs.

Since then, Christian groups have protested the policy and several lost their official status for refusing to sign on to the policy.

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11:23am

Mon August 13, 2012
Top Stories

Murf. Police Asking for Public's Help Locating Murder Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are searching for Domynik Jaleel Green, also known as “City."
MPD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help locating a murder suspect.

The MPD is searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting one person and wounding another before sunrise Sunday morning.

Police say 21-year-old Domynik Green is wanted for the shooting death of of Terrelle Shannon, also 21. A second person was wounded in the shooting, but received only minor injuries.

Green is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

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10:58am

Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Norway's Massacre Could Have Been Stopped Sooner, Commission Concludes

July 24, 2011: A man and woman look out across Tyrifjorden Lake towards Utoya Island, where 69 of the victims were killed.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

The bombing that began the July 22, 2011, attacks in Oslo could have been prevented and the massacre that followed on an island outside the city could have been stopped much sooner than it was, according to a report released today by an independent commission.

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10:56am

Mon August 13, 2012
Sports

Can East London Keep The Olympic Spirit Burning?

The Olympics are over, but guest host Jacki Lyden takes a look at the lasting impact of the Games on young people living in the neighborhoods around Olympic Park. She speaks with East London residents Amber Charles and Rumi Begum. Both young adults participated in the Olympic torch relay in recognition of their contributions to sports in the area.

10:56am

Mon August 13, 2012
Economy

A New Kind Of Segregation, Income Segregation?

More Americans are segregated by income today, than they were 30 years ago. That's according to a new Pew Research Center study looking at U.S. neighborhoods. Rice University sociologist Stephen Klineberg says income segregation is a direct result of a shrinking middle class. He speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about these changes.

10:56am

Mon August 13, 2012
Election 2012

Should Black Voters Give Romney-Ryan A Chance?

Many conservatives were ecstatic with Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Even though few observers expect the ticket to draw much African-American support, conservative Lenny McAllister says black voters should give the team a chance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with McAllister and the NAACP's Hilary Shelton.

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