10:27am

Tue July 10, 2012
Health Care

Miss. Rep: Abortion Clinic Regulation Protects Women

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 10:42 am

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MARIA HINOJOSA, HOST:

I'm Maria Hinojosa, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we look at a growing trend: moms starting their own businesses. It can come with more flexibility, but there are also emotional and financial risks. We talk to a group of mom-preneurs, and that's just ahead.

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10:27am

Tue July 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Chicago Killings Spark Outrage

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 10:42 am

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MARIA HINOJOSA, HOST:

We turn now to another story that's making headlines for all the wrong reasons. It's been a bloody year in the Windy City. More than 250 people have reportedly been murdered so far this year in Chicago. That number is up about 38 percent from the same time last year, and now people are asking just what Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing about it.

He faced reporters yesterday and said some of the old plans to stop violence weren't working now.

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10:08am

Tue July 10, 2012
Music Reviews

'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 10:25 am

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the St. Matthew Passion in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra.
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Facing Bach's St. Matthew Passion, I often feel a combination of anticipation and dread. It's a great work, profound in its humanity and spirituality, with sublimely beautiful music. But it's a long haul, and if it's not a good performance, well, I'm stuck. And it can be not-good in various ways: either too solemnly pious or too much an exercise in musical style rather than emotional drama. A new DVD recorded in 2010 at Berlin's great concert hall, the Philharmonie, would be of major interest under any circumstances.

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9:51am

Tue July 10, 2012
Afghanistan

After Troops Leave, What Happens To Afghanistan?

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 12:29 pm

Afghan army soldiers, like the one pictured here, will be responsible for protecting Kabul and holding critical cities and roads together after the planned 2014 American troop withdrawal.
Anja Niedringhaus AP

This past weekend brought news of more violence in Afghanistan.

Seven Western troops, five Afghan police officers and at least 18 civilians were killed in Afghanistan. The toll included six Americans killed by a single bomb in Wardak province, south of Kabul.

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9:09am

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Even As Jobless Rate Stays High, Job Openings Continue To Grow

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 9:59 am

Applicants wait to enter a job fair in New York City last month.
John Moore Getty Images

There were 3.6 million jobs open and ready to be filled in May if the right candidates came along, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning.

That was up from 3.4 million in April, was the second-most for any month so far this year and was up 16 percent from the 3.1 million in May 2011.

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8:07am

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Listen: You Can Hear The Northern Lights, Researchers Say

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 9:21 am

The northern lights over Tromsoe, northern Norway, on Jan. 24, 2012.
Rune Stoltz Bertinussen AFP/Getty Images

It sounds to us like someone's banging on a pipe. Others think it's like a clap.

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7:41am

Tue July 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Doctors Hesitant To Deal With Patients' Weight Problems

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 7:43 am

This happens less often than you might think.
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In 2010, there were 78 million adults classified as obese in the United States, and roughly 164,000 primary care doctors to take care of them.

It doesn't take a math wizard to figure out that doctors who handle routine care, although they may well want to help their patients lose weight, are unlikely to have the time to provide the kind of intensive coaching to that would help their patients make a lasting change.

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7:38am

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

'USA Today' Names New Editor

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 8:05 am

David Callaway, editor-in-chief at MarketWatch, was this morning named to be editor-in-chief at USA Today.

There, he will be teamed up again with Larry Kramer — the newspaper's new publisher. Kramer founded MarketWatch.

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6:53am

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

With 15-Minute Session, Egypt's Parliament Defies High Court

The scene inside the Egyptian parliament in Cairo earlier today during the lawmakers' short session.
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The power struggle between the military leaders who have been running Egypt since the spring 2011 toppling of President Hosni Mubarak and newly elected lawmakers escalated further today.

Members of parliament's lower house met in defiance of an order from the nation's highest court to disband.

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6:15am

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

As Annan Seeks Help From Iran, Activists Say Syrian Death Toll Exceeds 17,000

In February, these Syrians mourned over the fresh grave of a relative following a funeral for victims killed in violence in Idlib.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

Iran must be "part of the solution" to the crisis in Syria, former U.N. Secretary-General Koffi Annan said today in Tehran.

But as Annan spoke, there was new word about how horrible things have gotten in Syria since protests against the regime of President Bashar Assad began in March 2011 and forces loyal to Assad cracked down on his opponents.

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