2:12pm

Tue April 22, 2014
It's All Politics

In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 3:48 pm

A scene from Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's first TV ad, titled, "Really?"
Terri Lynn Land campaign

1:27pm

Tue April 22, 2014
The Salt

We Didn't Believe In 'Artisanal' Toast, Until We Made Our Own

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Fire-roasted toast will satisfy the smoke fiends at the breakfast table.
Eliza Barclay/NPR

Leave it to San Francisco to turn one of the simplest — and cheapest — dishes into the trendy snack du jour.

We're talking about toast.

"Artisanal" toast is made from inch-thick, snow-white or grainy slices, lathered in butter and cinnamon or peanut butter and honey, then wrapped individually in wax paper.

And you think that latte is expensive. Each one of these slices will set you back at least $3.50.

The toast craze started at an unlikely location: a modest coffee shop, called Trouble, about four blocks from San Francisco's sleepy Ocean Beach.

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1:23pm

Tue April 22, 2014
The Two-Way

45 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend

The Chicago skyline. The city's police chief says his officers can't keep up with the number of illegal weapons on the city's streets.
Carolyn Kaster AP

There are more data to add to Chicago's well-documented problem with gun violence.

Headlines such as this from the Chicago Sun-Times — "In violent weekend, at least 8 dead, 37 wounded in shootings across Chicago" — set us off in search of news reports after previous weekends.

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12:34pm

Tue April 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri Lanka

British tourist Naomi Coleman displays the tattoo that has gotten her deported from Sri Lanka.
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi AFP/Getty Images

The island nation of Sri Lanka has ordered the deportation of a British tourist for arriving in the country sporting a Buddha tattooed on her arm. Authorities say the ink shows disrespect for religious feelings in the majority-Buddhist nation.

Naomi Coleman, 37, says she got through immigration at the airport near the capital, Colombo, without incident, despite wearing a short-sleeved shirt that exposed the tattoo of a Buddha seated on a bed of lotus flowers.

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12:19pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Politics

Clayton Embarrassing Tenn. Democrats...Again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a hearing that could ultimately decide whether the Tennessee Democratic Party should be forced to put Mark Clayton on the ballot in the Democratic primary for governor.

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11:47am

Tue April 22, 2014
Top Stories

Tenn. High Court to Hear Faith-Healing Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Loudon County woman who tried to heal her daughter's cancer through prayer.

Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to unsupervised probation. The conviction came 10 years after the death of her then-15-year-old daughter Jessica Crank from Ewing's Sarcoma. According to court records, the cancer caused a grapefruit-sized tumor on the girl's shoulder that appeared to cause her severe pain.

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11:01am

Tue April 22, 2014
The Two-Way

'Stop Supporting Men Hiding Behind Masks,' Biden Tells Russia

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 4:28 pm

Vice President Biden and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke with reporters Tuesday in Kiev.
Sergey Dolzhenko EPA/Landov

10:47am

Tue April 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 12:12 pm

A parishioner holds the Holy Bible during a service. A Louisiana bill that would have made the Bible the state's official book has been withdrawn.
Kevin Rivoli The Post-Standard /Landov

The sponsor of a bill to make the Holy Bible the official book of Louisiana has withdrawn the measure ahead of a full vote in the state House of Representatives, saying the proposal has become a distraction.

As we reported last week, a mix of Republicans and Democrats had moved the largely symbolic bill, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Carmody of Shreveport, out of committee on an 8-5 vote.

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10:41am

Tue April 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Netflix Says It Will Raise New Customer Subscription Rates

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 9:11 am

Kevin Spacey and House of Cards co-star Robin Wright at a Netflix special screening of the second season in Los Angeles in February. The original production is seen as a key factor in boosting subscriptions for the video streaming service.
Eric Charbonneau AP

Netflix, buoyed by its foray into original productions such as the political drama House of Cards, said Monday it has added 2.25 million new customers and plans to raise its new-subscriptions rate by $1 or $2 a month.

The video streaming service reported first quarter earnings of $53 million, or 86 cents a share. Its share price surged by 6 percent following the announcement of earnings that compared with $2.7 million in the same period a year ago.

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10:39am

Tue April 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 7:21 am

Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, pictured in 2013, has a laundry list of legal changes he'd like to see and thinks "ultimately each will be adopted."
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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