The Two-Way
8:22 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Dozens Dead After Iraq's Bloodiest Day This Year

In Baghdad's Sadr City district, the view through a vehicle that was destroyed in one of today's attacks.
Karim Kadim AP

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 8:31 am

The death toll keeps rising and is now said to be around 100 after a series of bombings and shootings today in Iraq. More than 200 people were wounded in what appear to have been coordinated attacks in at least 13 cities. According to The Associated Press, it has been that nation's "deadliest day so far this year."

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Statewide News
8:14 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Local Man Among Colorado Shooting Victims

An Ohio man is confirmed among those killed Friday in a deadly shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater.

Family attorney Rob Scott of Dayton said Saturday that 27-year-old Matthew McQuinn was killed after diving in front of his girlfriend and her older brother amid the gunfire. The siblings were 27-year-old Samantha Yowler and brother Nick, 32 also former Ohio residents from Champaign county.

According to a family member, Samantha Yowler suffered a leg wound and was hospitalized.

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Military
8:13 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Soldier From Troy Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says a Miami Valley soldier from the 20th Engineer Battalion has died in Afghanistan.

Military officials say 24-year-old Private First Class Jeffrey L. Rice of Troy, Ohio, died July 19 in Kandahar. The cause of Rice's death was not immediately available.

Rice was assigned to the 20th Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

The Two-Way
7:57 am
Mon July 23, 2012

13 Reported Dead, 10 Injured When Pickup Crashes In Texas

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 8:02 am

A pickup truck overloaded with 23 men, women and children who authorities suspect were in the country illegally crashed Sunday in south Texas. There are reports now, from KSAT-TV in San Antonio and other local news outlets, that 13 people are dead and 10 injured.

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Strange News
7:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Bear Sends Shoppers Packing At Pa. Sears Store

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 2:52 pm

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Strange News
7:34 am
Mon July 23, 2012

How Much Is A Scrap Of Royal Wedding Toast Worth?

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 2:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. In honor of the London Olympics, here's dramatic British news. An auction house sold a memento from the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Rose Marie Smith says she visited her daughter, who worked for the royal family back in 1981. She saw toast that Prince Charles left on a breakfast tray. Last week, she sold it for the equivalent of $361. It's one of the higher prices on record for a scrap of food. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

The Two-Way
7:28 am
Mon July 23, 2012

If Not For Jammed Gun, Officers' Sharp Eyes, More Might Have Died In Aurora

James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
KUSA-TV

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 2:43 pm

  • Steve Inskeep speaks with Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee

A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, made his first court appearance this morning as the state of Colorado began its case against the man arrested at the scene of Friday's massacre in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and an additional 58 were wounded.

It was a short hearing in an Arapahoe County, Colo., courtroom, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. He'll be formally charged next Monday, the judge announced.

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U.S.
6:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

NCAA To Announce Penn State Sanctions

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 2:52 pm

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It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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U.S.
6:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Job, Tuition Woes A Drain On Law Schools

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 2:52 pm

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We imagine high-powered lawyers making plenty of money, and surely many do, but the American Bar Association has revealed a bit of a secret. A huge number of new law school graduates cannot find jobs as lawyers. The weak job outlook, coupled with high tuition, is prompting many students to think twice about law school. Enrollments are falling. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.

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Health
6:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

International AIDS Conference Opens In D.C.

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 2:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The 19th International AIDS Conference is underway in Washington. More than 20,000 people are in this city from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the effort to prevent the spread of HIV and help people who already have it. NPR health and science correspondent Richard Knox is here to talk about the meeting. Richard, good morning.

RICHARD KNOX, BYLINE: Good morning.

INSKEEP: Natural that you'd have a big meeting like this in Washington, global capital, but there's also a story about AIDS in Washington, D.C.

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