Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

May Day Protests Underway In U.S., Worldwide

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 3:52 pm

Two members of Occupy Oakland join striking Golden Gate Bridge, bus and ferry workers at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Larkspur, Calif on Tuesday.
Eric Risberg AP

From Brazil to England, from Morocco to Paraguay, May Day protests are on their way.

Here in the United States we're seeing protests in both coasts from New York to Los Angeles.

Here's how The Wall Street Journal set up the protests in Manhattan:

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Tue May 1, 2012
Book Reviews

'The Newlyweds': A Match Made Online

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 10:38 am

Random House

There continues to be a lot of talk about gender bias in the book industry. The core argument goes that, while both male and female authors write novels about relationships and the domestic sphere, when a woman does so her books are relegated to "chic lit," and when a man (like Jonathan Franzen) does, he's lauded for serious literary achievement.

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Tue May 1, 2012
Osama Bin Laden Killed

The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 10:29 am

On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

A year ago Tuesday, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces inside a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. When President Obama announced the news, he called the death of bin Laden "the most significant achievement to date" in the war against al-Qaida.

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Tue May 1, 2012
Middle East

View From The Arab World: Bin Laden Failed

It's been a year since U.S. special forces entered Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden. Host Michel Martin looks at the impact bin Laden's life and death had on the Arab world with journalist and policy analyst Rami Khouri. He says bin Laden tried to play on Arab anger, and failed.


Tue May 1, 2012
NPR Story

After Bin Laden's Death, Are We Safer?

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 9:54 am



This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. A year ago today, U.S. Special Forces launched a secret mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, so we thought it appropriate to spend the first part of our program today getting different perspectives on what the death of bin Laden has meant to the security of the United States and the world.

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Tue May 1, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Alcohol And Health Insurance Don't Always Mix

A bottle of beer, seen on the the roof of a car at a DUI checkpoint in Miami, can create snags for health insurance coverage of accident care in some states.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

In more than half of the country, if you get injured while you're under the influence of alcohol, health insurers can refuse to pay for your medical care.

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Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

'There's A Wild And Crazy Man' Inside Mitt Romney, His Wife Says

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 9:50 am

Ann and Mitt Romney, on March 20, celebrating his win in the Illinois primary.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

She wants the nation to know that "there's a wild and crazy man" inside Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential contender's wife said on CBS This Morning earlier today.

"I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy," Ann Romney added.

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Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Five 'Anarchists' Arrested For Allegedly Plotting To Blow Up Ohio Bridge

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 1:24 pm

The FBI announced this morning that it "has arrested five people on terrorism charges, accusing them of planning to blow up a bridge near Brecksville, Ohio," our colleagues at WKSU report.

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Tue May 1, 2012
The Salt

Eternal Yogurt: The Starter That Lives Forever

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 11:06 am

To make yogurt with an heirloom starter, add freeze-dried starter or a spoonful of yogurt to fresh milk.
Bill Hogan MCT/Landov

If you make your own yogurt, there's a chance your yogurt could outlive you.

That's because some bacteria that grow and feed on the sugar in milk – the process that ferments milk into yogurt — can procreate indefinitely in new generations of yogurt.

But not all yogurts have these immortal powers. The typical store-bought yogurt only carries a few strains of bacteria that have been isolated by scientists. Those bacteria on their own can't regenerate very long — maybe just for a generation or two.

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Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Gingrich Says Goodbye To 2012 Campaign In New Video

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 8:41 am

Newt Gingrich.
Marianne Todd Getty Images

Saying he wants to give his supporters "an insider advanced notice that on Wednesday I'll be officially suspending the campaign," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich uses a video this morning to take another step on his way out of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign.

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