9:56am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

'Flame' Malware Said To Be Targeting Iran: Huge Deal Or Huge Hype?

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:44 pm

An undated screen grab, released by the Kaspersky Lab, showing some of the programming behind Flame.
AFP/Getty Images

Word from the antivirus experts at Kaspersky Lab that "we've found what might be the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed," and that this Flame spyware is targeting Iran and some places in the Middle East, is getting lots of attention this morning:

-- "Massive Cyber-Attack Discovered, Researchers Say." (BBC News)

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9:54am

Tue May 29, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Psychiatric Manual May Soon Include 'Gambling Disorder'

Problem gambling could be labeled a psychiatric disorder before long.
iStockphoto.com

Can someone actually be hooked on a behavior, like gambling?

Problem gambling isn't considered a true addiction in medical circles. But that may change as psychiatrists revise the diagnostic manual that spells out criteria for more than a dozen varieties of mental disorders.

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9:16am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

On Second Thought, Maybe Consumer Confidence Isn't That High

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 9:45 am

Last week, the researchers who put out the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers said their index rose in May to "its highest level since October 2007" — before the last recession began.

But when it comes to economics, there always seem to be an "on the other hand" moment coming — especially when the economy appears to be at a turning point.

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8:21am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Home Prices Haven't 'Turned,' But Some Edged Up As Quarter Ended

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 8:41 am

Home prices slipped further in the first quarter, according to the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. It reports that:

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8:01am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Salt

How Do Your Dinnertime Rules Compare With The Obamas'?

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 4:27 pm

The Obamas host a Passover Seder for family, staff and friends at the White House on April 6.
Pete Souza The White House

If you listen to the Morning Edition interview with first lady Michelle Obama, you'll know she's come out with a new book about the White House garden.

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8:00am

Tue May 29, 2012

7:45am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

How Do You Spell Precocious? 6-Year-Old Spelling Bee Contestant Would Know

The National Spelling Bee gets going Wednesday and the story that's got everyone buzzing is about the youngest competitor in the contest's history: 6-year-old Lori Anne Madison from Woodbridge, Va.

She is, as Washington's WJLA-TV says, a "precocious little girl" who "is anything but ordinary" and will be on stage with others twice her age.

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7:06am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Italy Rocked By Second Deadly Quake

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 am

Two police officers in Mirandola try to comfort a woman after today's earthquake in Northern Italy.
Pierre Teyssot AFP/Getty Images

The news has gotten worse from Italy. Just after 9:15 a.m. ET, The Associated Press reported that authorities say at least 15 people were killed today by an earthquake that struck the northern part of the country.

Our original post, from 8:05 a.m. ET:

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6:39am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Good News: Beryl Weakened. Better News: It Drenched Parched Areas

A National Weather Service radar image of Beryl early this morning. It was stretching from North Florida into Georgia.
National Weather Service

As residents in Northeast Florida give thanks that Tropical Storm Beryl did relatively little damage over the weekend and did not develop into a hurricane, they're also grateful that it brought rain to an area plagued by drought.

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6:13am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Most Victims Of Friday's Massacre In Syria Were Executed, U.N. Says

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:42 pm

Saturday: In this picture provided by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network, people watch the mass burial of victims from Friday's violence in Houla.
AFP/Getty Images

"The U.N. said Tuesday that entire families were shot in their homes during a massacre in Syria on Friday that killed more than 100 people, including children," The Associated Press reports. And as nations around the world have reacted this morning to news about the atrocities, they're expelling Syrian diplomats in protest.

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