Politics
10:00 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Libyan Rebels Gain Ground, Perry Leads U.S. Polls

Originally published on Fri August 26, 2011 11:54 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, Host:

I'm Michel Martin and you're listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Later in the program, as the Eastern United States confronts a severe tropical storm, possibly hurricane, East Africa is still facing drought and famine. We'll get an update on the crisis that has already caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in the Horn of Africa. NPR's West Africa correspondent is on the scene and she'll tell us more but first it's time for our political chat.

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The Two-Way
9:55 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Obama: 'Don't Wait, Don't Delay' If You're In Irene's Path

"If you are in the projected path of this hurricane, you have to take precautions now," President Obama just told Americans along the East Coast, which is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene this weekend.

"Don't wait, don't delay. We all hope for the best, but we have to be prepared for the worst. All of us have to take this storm seriously," Obama said from Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where he and his family are vactioning.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:20 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Vitamin A Supplements Save Kids' Lives, Researchers Say

A child receives a dose of vitamin A in Guatemala City.
YURI CORTEZ AFP/Getty Images

It's not often that health experts say the evidence on something is so good that it would be wrong to keep studying it. But that's exactly what a group of researchers who've reviewed 43 trials on vitamin A supplementation for young children in developing countries contend.

Their review showed that vitamin A supplements reduced child mortality by 24 percent in low and middle income countries by preventing measles, diarrhea, and vision problems in children.

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Rhino Horn Crisis Reaches Into Europe's Museums

In late July, the Brussels Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Museum was among those targeted by horn robbers.
Georges Gobet AFP/Getty Images

The devastating toll that poachers have been taking on Africa's rhinos now has a parallel story in Europe.

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The Two-Way
8:53 am
Fri August 26, 2011

52 Dead After Gunmen In Northern Mexico Ignite Fire At Casino

Smoke billows from the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico on Thursday.
AP

Originally published on Fri August 26, 2011 5:40 pm

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The Two-Way
8:17 am
Fri August 26, 2011

No Signs Of New Steps In Fed Chief Bernanke's Address

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech this morning on the current state of the economy and Fed policy has just been put online by the Fed.

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Economy
8:11 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Bernanke Offers No New Measures To Boost Economy

Chairman Ben Bernanke is proposing no new steps by the Federal Reserve to boost the U.S. economy while hinting that Congress may need to act to stimulate hiring and growth.

Bernanke said Friday that while record-low interest rates will promote growth over time, the weak economy requires further help in the short run. He is speaking at an annual economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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The Two-Way
7:04 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Damn Yankees! Bronx Bombers Smash Record Three Grand Slams

Cano, Granderson and Martin aren't a "murderers' row" just yet,

But they did something last night that hadn't been done before, not even by the 1927 Yankees and that team's famed murderers' row of Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri and others.

In a 22-9 shellacking of the Oakland A's, the Yankees' Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each hit grand slam home runs. It's the first time any Major League team hit more than two in one game.

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The Two-Way
6:38 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Economy Grew At 1 Percent Rate In Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at an even slightly slower pace than we thought in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported.

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The Two-Way
6:25 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Top Stories: Irene, Libya, Bernanke, Attacks In Nigeria And Mexico

Good morning. There's a lot going on today, so we'll be quick with the top headlines, including some of the news we've already posted about:

-- "Irene On Track To Soak N.C., Barrel North Toward New York."

-- "Explosion At U.N. Building In Nigeria; Bomb Suspected."

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