The Two-Way
6:06 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Rights Group Accuses Syria Of Crimes Against Humanity

Pro-democracy protesters, holding a huge pre-Baath era Syrian flag outside the Arab league headquarters in Cairo on November 2, 2011.
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Human Rights Watch today accused the Syrian government of committing crimes against humanity during its crackdown on the restive central region of Homs. The rights group called on the Arab League, scheduled to meet in Cairo tomorrow, to suspend Syria's membership in the organization.

"The systematic nature of abuses against civilians in Homs by Syrian government forces, including torture and unlawful killings, indicate that crimes against humanity have been committed," Human Rights Watch said in their 63-page report released today.

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The Two-Way
5:54 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

The Video Game 'Call Of Duty' Sets Sales Record

A customer buys a copy of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" for the Xbox 360 during a launch event for the highly anticipated video game.
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Originally published on Fri November 11, 2011 5:57 pm

Here's today's stunning figure: The video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sold about 6.5 million copies the first day it went on sale. According to Activision Blizzard, which released the numbers today, that adds up to more than $400 million in sales in North America and the U.K.

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The Record
5:30 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

'Stairway To Heaven' Turns 40: Celebrate With 7 Covers

Heart's Nancy Wilson onstage in 1983, looking very Jimmy Page.
Paul Natkin WireImage

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 4:25 pm

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The Two-Way
5:06 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Occupy Oakland Movement Tries To Regroup After Shooting

An Occupy Oakland demonstrator lights a candle after a man was shot and killed near the Occupy Oakland camp.
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Is it fair to blame the Occupy Oakland encampment for a murder on its doorstep?

That's the question everyone's debating today here in Oakland, after a young African-American man was gunned down by the campsite Thursday at about 5 p.m.

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Music
4:43 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Space Oddity

Gladgirl Shelly Hulce is usually behind the scenes at Kaleidoscope, but she steps in front of the microphone with local musician Tod Weidner to chat with Juliet Fromholt about Space Oddity: a Resurrection of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  This theatrical rock and roll show happens Friday night at Gilly's in Dayton.

Politics
4:39 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Ohio's Election Sets Stage For 2012

For PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to Ellen Belcher, the former editor of the Dayton Daily News editorial page. The nation’s eyes have been on Ohio as voters overwhelmingly overturned Issue 2, the referendum on the law that limits collective bargaining rights. Belcher discusses the possible impact this will have on next year’s election. She also reports on the latest move by Tea Party groups who are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent worker from being required to join unions, and says this may prove a problem for Ohio Republicans.

Jeff Lunden is a freelance arts reporter and producer whose stories have been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on other public radio programs.

Shots - Health Blog
4:39 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Now Children Need Cholesterol Tests, Too

Next: "Test Me?"
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Originally published on Fri November 11, 2011 3:30 pm

Children today are growing up fast — so fast that they're now being told to have their cholesterol tested before they hit puberty.

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The Two-Way
4:38 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Penn State Assistant Coach McQueary Put On Leave

Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary.
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Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be at Saturday's game against Nebraska. During a press conference, Rod Erickson, the school's interim president, announced that McQueary had been placed under administrative leave.

As we had reported, the school said yesterday McQueary would not be at the game because it had received "multiple threats" against him.

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The Record
4:31 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

And Then There Were Three: Universal Will Buy EMI

Originally published on Fri November 11, 2011 5:29 pm

The home of The Beatles is being remodeled — drastically.

EMI, until now one of the four remaining major labels, is being broken up and sold off by the megabank Citigroup. After an auction that took almost nine months, French media company Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group, will buy EMI's recorded music division and Sony Corp. will pick up the publishing arm.

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