12:21pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Christian Ministry Featured at School Assembly

Another Lenoir City Schools Church-State Controversy

LENOIR CITY, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — A secular organization is again criticizing the Lenoir City school system for putting on a school assembly that the group claims was inappropriately promoting religion.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says in a letter to the school system that the "Spin-Tacular Basketball Show" on March 12 was overtly religious. The show is a production of a Christian ministry called Champion’s Forever.

A promotional video on the ministry's website says in part, 

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12:20pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Rallying After Bullish Manufacturing News

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 3:34 pm

Adding 87 points, the Dow closed at 13,339, its highest level since December of 2007.

CNN Money reports that the index rose in reaction to a rise in U.S. manufacturing activity.

The Wall Street Journal adds:

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12:02pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

'Incredible' Race: America's Lopez Lomong Sets 2012 World Record [VIDEO]

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 2:07 pm

In his first race at the 5000-meter distance, runner Lopez Lomong set a 2012 world record. But the American also ran into some unusual trouble late in the race. This file photo shows Lomong at the 2008 Olympics.
Clive Rose Getty Images

The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race in California Sunday. It was Lomong's first race at that distance (just over 3 miles), which he covered in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds. But the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.

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11:48am

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

May Day Protests Underway In U.S., Worldwide

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 4:52 pm

Two members of Occupy Oakland join striking Golden Gate Bridge, bus and ferry workers at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Larkspur, Calif on Tuesday.
Eric Risberg AP

From Brazil to England, from Morocco to Paraguay, May Day protests are on their way.

Here in the United States we're seeing protests in both coasts from New York to Los Angeles.

Here's how The Wall Street Journal set up the protests in Manhattan:

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10:56am

Tue May 1, 2012
Osama Bin Laden Killed

The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 11:29 am

On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
AP

A year ago Tuesday, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces inside a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. When President Obama announced the news, he called the death of bin Laden "the most significant achievement to date" in the war against al-Qaida.

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10:54am

Tue May 1, 2012
Middle East

View From The Arab World: Bin Laden Failed

It's been a year since U.S. special forces entered Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden. Host Michel Martin looks at the impact bin Laden's life and death had on the Arab world with journalist and policy analyst Rami Khouri. He says bin Laden tried to play on Arab anger, and failed.

10:54am

Tue May 1, 2012
National Security

After Bin Laden's Death, Are We Safer?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. A year ago today, U.S. Special Forces launched a secret mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, so we thought it appropriate to spend the first part of our program today getting different perspectives on what the death of bin Laden has meant to the security of the United States and the world.

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10:38am

Tue May 1, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Alcohol And Health Insurance Don't Always Mix

A bottle of beer, seen on the the roof of a car at a DUI checkpoint in Miami, can create snags for health insurance coverage of accident care in some states.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

In more than half of the country, if you get injured while you're under the influence of alcohol, health insurers can refuse to pay for your medical care.

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10:19am

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

'There's A Wild And Crazy Man' Inside Mitt Romney, His Wife Says

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 10:50 am

Ann and Mitt Romney, on March 20, celebrating his win in the Illinois primary.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

She wants the nation to know that "there's a wild and crazy man" inside Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential contender's wife said on CBS This Morning earlier today.

"I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy," Ann Romney added.

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9:53am

Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Five 'Anarchists' Arrested For Allegedly Plotting To Blow Up Ohio Bridge

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 2:24 pm

The FBI announced this morning that it "has arrested five people on terrorism charges, accusing them of planning to blow up a bridge near Brecksville, Ohio," our colleagues at WKSU report.

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