11:58am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Salt

Raw Milk Movement Takes Hits From Courts, Health Officials

John Clark pours raw milk into a glass at Applecheek Farm in Hyde Park, Vt.
Toby Talbot ASSOCIATED PRESS

It has been a bit of a sour week for drinkers of raw milk.

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a federal court had granted it a permanent injunction to keep a Pennsylvania raw milk maker from distributing across state lines to raw milk buying clubs. The decision was the latest in an escalating battle between the federal government and producers and consumers of raw milk.

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11:44am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

NBA Phenom Lin Leaves Teammate's Couch For High-Rise Condo

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 11:47 am

Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
Chris Trotman Getty Images

Jeremy Lin has yet one more thing to celebrate today: After his meteoric rise from benchwarmer to superstar, the 23-year-old now has a Manhattan condo to call his own.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lin signed a contract to rent a condo on the 38th floor of the W New York Downtown Hotel.

The Journal adds:

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11:30am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

From War Correspondents In Libya, A Toast To Fallen Comrades In Syria

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Journalist Marie Colvin (second from left) poses with Libyan rebels in Misrata on June 4, 2011. She was killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday. Later that day in Tripoli, fellow war correspondents gathered to remember her.
Zohra Bensemra Reuters/Landov

We arrived nearly an hour late, our taxi drivers lost in the potholed, half-flooded streets of Tripoli. Our Libyan host, who would never have fathomed an on-time start anyway, invited us upstairs, where he had managed to arrange an impressive array of hors d'oeuvres and beverages on such short notice.

People arrived in groups of three or four at a time. Everyone knew almost everyone else. They hugged each other as if it could be their last time, struggled to hold back the tears, occasionally finding a way to evince a smile from each other.

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10:55am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Syrian Officials To Blame For Crimes Against Humanity, U.N. Panel Suggests

Syrians today carried the body of a youth reportedly killed in violence in the Idlib region.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations panel says it has evidence that top Syrian officials "bear responsibility for crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations" during the nearly year-long crackdown on dissent that has left thousands of civilians dead.

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10:01am

Thu February 23, 2012
All Tech Considered

CU In Court: Texts Can Be A Divorce Lawyer's Dream

Originally published on Fri February 24, 2012 5:36 pm

iStockphoto.com

Americans have learned to carefully craft their Facebook postings, and edit and spell-check e-mails. But apparently we don't give text messages much thought, and they're providing abundant and effective fodder for divorce attorneys.

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10:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Flu Bug: Missing In Action

Ramon Maldonado-Cardenas grimaces as he gets a flu shot from pharmacy student Khoa Truong during a health fair in Sacramento, Calif., last October.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

It's been a weird winter. It's warm when it should be cold. There's mud where there should be snow. Flowers are blooming way ahead of schedule. Wildlife seems confused.

Well, here's one more weirdness: The flu season seems to be largely M.I.A.

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9:15am

Thu February 23, 2012

9:05am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Google Glasses: Frightening Or Fantastic?

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 10:34 am

The view will be more sophisticated than this, but you get the idea.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

The buzz is building about the news that, as The New York Times has reported, there soon may be "Google glasses" that can "stream information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time."

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8:17am

Thu February 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Thomas Nicholas Comes to MTSU February 28th

Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to the Tennessee Room inside MTSU’s James Union Building on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The 7 p.m. performance, organized by MTSU Student Programming, is free and open to the public.

Nicholas is best known for his role as Kevin Myers in the original “American Pie” teen-film trilogy and its first two sequels. He’s also had roles in “Rookie of the Year” and “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court.”

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8:15am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Marine Helicopters Crash In Southwest

(This post was updated with breaking news at 9:27 a.m. ET.)

Seven U.S. Marines were killed Wednesday night when two helicopters collided over the Yuma, Ariz., Training Range Complex, according to a statement just emailed to the NPR Newscast Desk by a spokesman for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

The statement adds that:

"The aircraft, an AH-1W 'Cobra' and an UH-1Y 'Huey,' were conducting routine training operations around 8:00 p.m. Identities of the Marines will be withheld until next of kin have been notified."

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