1:48pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 8:30 am

Ayodhya Ouditt NPR

Scientists Wednesday unveiled the first catalog of the bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that populate every nook and cranny of the human body.

Researchers hope the advance marks an important step towards understanding how microbes help make humans human.

The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually — human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.

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1:20pm

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

'That's A Clown Question, Bro' Or The Rhetorical Comeback Rounding Twitter

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 6:04 pm

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper prepares to bat during a baseball game with the New York Mets on June 5 in Washington.
Alex Brandon AP

12:21pm

Wed June 13, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Team: Household Net Worth Actually Rose During His Presidency

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Obama administration officials pointed to the 56 percent rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since January 2009, and rising 401(k) values as evidence that the personal balance sheets of many Americans have improved during his presidency.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The nearly 40 percent drop in median household net worth between 2007 and 2010 the Federal Reserve reported earlier this week was unarguably an arresting statistic. It confirmed for millions what they already knew, that the Great Recession and its aftermath have been a financial setback with few parallels.

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11:54am

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

CNN Is Canceling Politics Show 'John King, USA'

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 1:01 pm

Moderator from CNN John King speaks to the crowd before a Republican presidential debate.
Ross D. Franklin AP

CNN, which has been battered in the ratings game, announced today that it was canceling its politics show "John King, USA."

Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room" will expand to three hours at the end of this month to cover the gap.

The New York Times reports:

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11:43am

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Metallica's James Hetfield Makes PSA For FBI To Help Find Fan's Killer

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:08 pm

New sketches of the suspect in Morgan Harrington's murder and a sexual assault.
FBI.gov

11:33am

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

New Research: U.S. Is Warming, But Not Uniformly

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:09 pm

In red, are the states that have seen the highest temperature change.
Climate Central

New analysis (pdf) of climate data finds that since 1912, the United States has warmed 1.3 degrees. But that warming is concentrated in certain states, some of which have "warmed 60 times faster than the 10 slowest-warming states."

All of that is according to Climate Central, a research and journalism non-profit that seeks to inform the public about climate and energy. The center looked at data from the National Climatic Data Center's U.S. Historical Climatology Network.

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11:05am

Wed June 13, 2012
It's All Politics

International Skinny On The U.S. Election

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 11:54 am

President Obama climbs the podium to give a media briefing at the end of a NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, on Nov. 20, 2010.
Markus Schreiber AP

If it's true that America now resides smack dab in the middle of an interdependent global village, then we should probably pay attention to what other countries think about us — our values, our leadership and the presidential election of 2012.

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10:49am

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

JPMorgan Execs Who Bungled Billions May Have To Return Bonuses, Stock

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon during his testimony today on Capitol Hill.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Along with saying, again, that his bank "let a lot of people down" when it lost more than $2 billion, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon added this prediction during his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee this morning:

"It's likely that there will be clawbacks."

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10:16am

Wed June 13, 2012
Music Reviews

The Untold Story Of Singer Bobby Charles

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 12:31 pm

Singer, songwriter and swamp-pop pioneer Bobby Charles poses for a portrait in 1972.
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

When he was around 13, Robert Charles Guidry began singing with a band around his hometown of Abbeville, La., deep in the Cajun swamps. The group played Cajun and country music and, after he passed through town and played a show, Fats Domino's music. It was a life-changing experience for the young man, and he found himself with a new ambition: to write a song for Fats.

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10:16am

Wed June 13, 2012
Movie Interviews

At The Heart Of 'Your Sister's Sister,' A Love Triangle

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:27 pm

Iris (Emily Blunt, left) invites her best friend Jack to her family's vacation home after a death in his family. Unbeknownst to him, Iris' sister Hannah (Rosemary DeWitt) is already there, in the hopes of getting over a breakup.
IFC Films

Lynn Shelton's 2009 movie Humpday was about two straight men making a gay-porn movie to win an amateur film competition. It might not have reached a mass audience, but Humpday was noticed by other directors and producers, including Matthew Weiner, who offered Shelton a job directing an episode of Mad Men.

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