5:14am

Mon October 10, 2011
Strange News

Message Is Answered 20 Years After Bottle Is Tossed

Walking on the beach in Sweden, Anika Winhagen picked up a bottle with a message in it. The note asked a future finder to respond. A response was possible since it turned out Winhagen had worked with the mother of the girl who floated the bottle two decades ago.

5:10am

Mon October 10, 2011
Economy

U.S. Economists Sargent, Sims Win 2011 Nobel Prize

Originally published on Mon October 10, 2011 3:04 pm

Americans Thomas Sargent of New York University and Christopher A. Sims of Princeton University have won the Nobel Prize in economics.

In awarding the $1.5 million prize, with the formal title the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the researchers "for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy."

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5:07am

Mon October 10, 2011
Around the Nation

It's The Time Of Year When Big Pumpkins Make News

Originally published on Mon October 10, 2011 10:22 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with pumpkin news. A certain six-year-old picked a Halloween pumpkin yesterday that weighed 19 pounds - a speck compared to the pumpkin that set a Minnesota State record. It weighed 1,630 pounds and didn't even win a contest. An out-of-state pumpkin was 27 pounds heavier. In Rhode Island, a man won a contest with a pumpkin four pounds heavier than that - 1,661. Still short of the world record. You are listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
Economy

Nobel Prize For Economics To Be Announced

Thomas Sargent of New York University and Christopher A. Sims of Princeton University have won the Nobel Prize in economics. They won for their research on macroeconomics.

2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Now, for grandmothers looking for work, a new employment agency is recruiting women of a certain age for a job that many working families desperately need to fill: somebody to take care of the kids. And our last words in business is: Rent-a-Grandma.

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2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
Business

Business News

Steve Inskeep has business news.

2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
Race

Young Hispanics To Continue Shaping U.S. Landscape

Renee Montagne talks to sociologist Ruben Rumbaut, co-author of a landmark longitudinal study of children of immigrants, about whether young Latinos are truly bicultural.

2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
NPR Story

Ancient Roman Sculpture Rejoined At Turkish Museum

Two halves of an ancient Greek statue have been reunited and are on display in a Turkish museum. The top half spent the last two decades in the Boston Fine Arts Museum. Turkish officials said it was illegally removed from an archaeological site in southwestern Turkey and they spent years trying to get it back.

2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
NPR Story

Assassination Galvanizes Syria's Kurdish Minority

Originally published on Mon October 10, 2011 10:22 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

An eruption of anger inside Syria at the assassination of a leading Kurdish politician is reverberating along the Turkish-Syria border. More than 7,500 Syrians are already sheltering in camps in Turkey. Now that Turkey is about to announce new sanctions against Syria, it's worried about a fresh wave of migration if violence continues to escalate.

NPR's Peter Kenyon has this report from Turkey's Hatay Province near the Syrian border.

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2:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
NPR Story

Egypt's Military Clashes With Coptic Christians

Originally published on Mon October 10, 2011 10:22 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. Violence in Cairo over the weekend reminds us that Egypt is mostly Muslim but not entirely so. Several million Egyptians are Coptic Christians. And it was members of that minority group who clashed with Egypt's military or the weekend. At least two dozen people are dead, hundreds wounded, the worst violence since Hosni Mubarak was driven from power in February.

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