Wed April 23, 2014
The Two-Way

Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Andrea Teichner protests Georgia's new gun law at a rally at Atlanta's Central Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday.
David Goldman AP

Georgians will now be able to carry firearms in such places as schools, bars, churches and government buildings under a sweeping new law signed by the governor on Wednesday.

The Safe Carry Protection Act, also known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, who said it will allow "people who follow the rules [to] protect themselves and their families from people who don't follow the rules.

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Wed April 23, 2014

2,000 Buses Of Visitors: Rome Braces For Canonization Crowds

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Tourists walk past a poster of Pope John Paul II on April 13 in Rome.
Gregorio Brogia AP

The day after Easter, St. Peter's Square was packed.

Caramba Camarra, a Gambian volunteer with Opera Romana Pelligrinaggi, the Vatican-run pilgrimage agency, said he had never seen so many people lined up to visit the basilica.

"It's amazing! The line curves like a serpent, filling the whole square," he said. "It looks like the crowds at Mecca."

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Wed April 23, 2014
The Two-Way

In Lawsuit, American Muslims Claim FBI Used No-Fly List To Bully Them

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 2:29 pm

Four American Muslims are suing the FBI alleging that the law enforcement agency bullied them using the no-fly list.

According to a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the men claim they were put on the list after refusing to become agents for the FBI.

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Wed April 23, 2014
The Two-Way

Judge OKs WikiLeaker Manning's Name Change To 'Chelsea'

The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning was dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph.
U.S. Army handout Reuters/Landov

The ex-Army intelligence analyst responsible for the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history is now officially known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

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Wed April 23, 2014
Station News & Events

Thor's Nemesis Loki aka Tom Hiddleston on Q for 4-23-14

TODAY on "Q" 

-- Journalist, author, and academic Gavan Titley explains how pork has become a political symbol in Western Europe  -- Europe's far right politicians and activists are using eating pork (and the issue of dietary accommodation) to politically and culturally target Muslims.

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Wed April 23, 2014
Station News & Events

The World Profiles Russia's Answer to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for 4-23-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Are you wearing Nikes or Adidas right now? Chances are they're made by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings. More on that in minute.

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Wed April 23, 2014

China And Beyond: NPR's Frank Langfitt Answers Redditors' Questions

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 4:49 pm

Frank Langfitt is NPR's international correspondent based in Shanghai.
Wright Bryan NPR

From his home base in Shanghai, Frank Langfitt keeps track of a wide swath of North and East Asia. He's recently back from Myanmar, where he went for (mostly) fun.

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Wed April 23, 2014
The Two-Way

After Bitter Split, Palestinian Factions Pledge To Reconcile

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 10:26 am

Palestinians march Wednesday in Gaza City in support of an attempt to reconcile the two main factions. Those factions, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization, have been bitterly divided since 2007. They hope to form a unity government within five weeks.
Said Khatib AFP/Getty Images

Seven years after a violent split, the two main Palestinian factions said Wednesday that they are attempting to reconcile and form a national unity government within five weeks.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas have tried several times to resolve their feud, but those efforts quickly unraveled.

So will this attempt fare any better?

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Wed April 23, 2014
All Tech Considered

Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Volvo's inflatable car seat is a concept and not a marketable product right now.
Courtesy of Volvo

Forget wearables, let's talk about inflatables.

Volvo's new child safety seat concept is a fully inflatable device designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

So compact is this prototype that it goes from a stylish-looking backpack into a rear-facing car seat in less than a minute. You can pump it in the car — the seat comes with its own pump — and it's Bluetooth-connected so you could pump it remotely.

When inflated, the seat weighs just under 11 pounds.

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Wed April 23, 2014
Krulwich Wonders...

Music That Burns, Literally

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 3:49 pm