1:46pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Salt

Farmers Cheer Administration's About-Face On Limiting Teen Farm Work

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 6:41 am

Farmers saw the administration's proposal as a threat to their way of life
istockphoto.com

When the Obama administration proposed new restrictions on teens working on farms last year, labor leaders and child welfare advocates cheered.

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1:25pm

Mon April 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Campaign Tries To Reopen Obama-Clinton Primary Fight Wounds

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 1:35 pm

President Obama and former President Bill Clinton golf together in September 2011. The former president is campaigning for Obama, four years after the two men exchanged harsh words during the Democratic primary battle between Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Chris Kleponis-Pool Getty Images

Throughout the Republican primary campaign, opponents of Mitt Romney have handed President Obama lots of potential general-election fodder in their attacks on the front-runner.

And now that Romney is the presumptive GOP nominee, he's dipping back four years to the 2008 Democratic primary battle for some ammunition of his own.

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1:08pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

George Zimmerman's Defense Takes Case To The Web

George Zimmerman during his bond hearing in a Seminole County, Fla., courtroom on April 20.
Gary Green Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images

The legal defense team for George Zimmerman, the man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has created a website, Facebook page and Twitter account to protest his interests.

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12:55pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Business

In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 3:34 pm

Even as more people rely on cellphones to tell time, retailer American Apparel has found that novelty watches are selling well.
Kaomi Goetz for NPR

Cellphones were once simple tools for making calls on the go. But the phones have quickly become all-purpose devices, used to send email, read articles, find restaurants — and tell time.

And as more people carry that tool in their pocket or purse, fewer are relying on wristwatches to keep on schedule.

Monica Espitia is one of them. "Since I've had a cellphone, I pretty much stopped wearing watches," she says. "Until I went on vacation and I didn't know what time it was."

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12:40pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: U.S. Always Brings Up Human Rights With Chinese

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 1:17 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda during a joint press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Although he did not directly address the whereabouts of blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, President Obama said when the United States talks to China, it always brings up "the issue of human rights."

"We think China will be stronger if it opens up and liberalizes its own system," the president said.

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12:09pm

Mon April 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Pulls Jimmy Carter Into His Bin Laden Fight With Obama

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 12:19 pm

Mitt Romney fished for votes among fishermen in Portsmouth, NH, April 30, 2012.
Jim Cole AP

Former President Jimmy Carter was no doubt minding his own business, which these days usually means being some place in the world doing good works, when his name came up in the 2012 presidential campaign, and not in a good way.

Talking to reporters Monday in New Hampshire, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, uttered Carter's name in defending himself against Democratic attempts to raise doubts about whether Romney, like President Obama, would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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11:49am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Crash That Killed Seven Was Along 'Cursed' Stretch Of Bronx River Parkway

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 11:50 am

This van plunged off the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday. All seven people inside were killed.
Louis Lanzano AP

A horrible car accident Sunday in the Bronx, which killed seven people from one family, happened on a "cursed" section of the Bronx River Parkway where six people died in a terrible 2006 accident, New York's Daily News reports.

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11:46am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Venezuela's Chávez Seeks Permission To Return To Cuba For Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking during a TV program in Havana on March 4.
AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez may be once again headed to Cuba for cancer treatment.

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11:11am

Mon April 30, 2012
Business

Energy Transfer Partners To Buy Sunoco For $5.3B

Sunoco operates about 4,900 gasoline stations around the United States.
Alex Brandon AP

Natural gas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners is buying Sunoco in a deal valued at about $5.3 billion.

The acquisition would give Energy Transfer the capability to transport crude and other liquid hydrocarbons that are being produced in greater quantities thanks to the boom in shale drilling. Sunoco's pipelines crisscross the country, connecting the Great Lakes and Northeast to America's refining center along the Gulf Coast.

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11:09am

Mon April 30, 2012
Around the Nation

Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 2:26 pm

Pop singer Katy Perry became known for her song "I Kissed a Girl," and that became a problem for Katie Perry, a marketing manager at a New York advertising agency.
Aijaz Rahi AP

Chris Brown is a "30-year-old white guy from Alabama who can't sing or dance to save his life," but he has gotten sick of all the Rihanna jokes.

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