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The Two-Way
11:22 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams was arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into one of Northern Ireland's most controversial killings.
Neil Hall Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 1:02 pm

The arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams this week in Northern Ireland is raising questions about academic freedom across the Atlantic.

As NPR's Scott Neuman reported:

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The Two-Way
9:06 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Marijuana Banking Bill Is Snuffed Out In Colorado

Partygoers listen to live music and smoke pot on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, last month. While the sale of marijuana is legal in the state, a legal finance mechanism is still in doubt.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 1:47 pm

It's OK to sell pot in Colorado, but there's still nowhere but the mattress to legally stash the proceeds.

That's the continuing problem for legal marijuana dealers in the state, who are caught between the state's legalization of cannabis and federal laws that still classify it as a controlled substance.

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The Two-Way
7:55 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

Job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a January career fair at a hotel in Dallas.
LM Otero AP

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 11:06 am

This post has been updated.

The nation's economy added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, far more than forecast, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, its lowest level in five years, according to the Labor Department.

The rate, which is the lowest since September 2008, was down from 6.7 percent in March.

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The Two-Way
6:58 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Book News: New 'Princess Diaries' Books Coming Out — One For Adults

Actress Anne Hathaway, who plays Princess Mia Thermopolis, arrives at the 2004 premiere of the movie The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
Frazer Harrison Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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The Two-Way
6:58 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Toll Rises From Deadly Car Bomb In Nigerian Capital

A destroyed car is seen at the blast site in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Thursday. The death toll rose to 19 on Friday.
Ikechukwu Ibe Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 5:25 pm

The death toll from a car bomb in Nigeria's capital — the second in a month — has risen to 19, officials said Friday. The attack occurred days before the city is set to host a major international conference.

The explosion Thursday on a busy street in Abuja occurred near a bus station where 70 people were killed in an April 14 bombing, Reuters says. The Islamic extremist terrorist network Boko Haram claimed responsibility for last month's attack.

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The Two-Way
6:27 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Ukraine Launches Military Operation Against Separatists In The East

Ukrainian soldiers stay near a checkpoint they seized not far from Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Friday. Ukrainian officials say two helicopters were shot down during an "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russia separatists.
Roman Pilipey EPA/Landov

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 1:12 pm

Ukrainian forces have launched what appears to be a major operation to rout pro-Russia forces from occupied government buildings in the country's east. Two helicopters were shot down by separatists, killing the pilots, both sides report.

The move is being described by Ukraine as an "anti-terror" operation in the Slovyansk-Kramatorsk region.

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The Two-Way
7:46 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Microsoft Releases Fix For Critical Internet Explorer Bug

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser shortcut shown on a laptop.
Alexander Hassenstein Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 10:09 am

Microsoft has released a fix for a critical bug that affected its Internet Explorer browser.

The vulnerability was so severe, it led the Department of Homeland Security to ask Americans to stop using the browser until a fix was released.

As we reported, the bug allows an attacker to install malicious software without the user knowing it.

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The Two-Way
7:22 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

NBA Panel Moves Forward With Attempt To Oust Clippers Owner

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

An NBA panel of 10 owners or their proxies voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with an attempt to oust Donald Sterling from the basketball league.

In a statement, Executive Vice President of Communications Mike Bass said:

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The Two-Way
5:07 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Oklahoma Issues Timeline Of Botched Execution

Clayton Lockett died during a botched execution on Tuesday.
AP

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 6:21 pm

Robert Patton, the chief of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, offered a detailed timeline on Thursday of the botched execution of Clayton D. Lockett.

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