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12:35 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Site Of Capsized Migrant Boat Was 'Like A Floating Cemetery'

Italian authorities aboard the Italian coast guard vessel Bruno Gregoretti check on migrants who survived a recent sinking in the Mediterranean Sea. The coast guard vessel arrived at Catania's port in Sicily on Tuesday.
Alessandro Di Meo EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 2:14 pm

Even to experienced rescue crews that have been saving migrants at sea for months, the sight of survivors bobbing among corpses in the Mediterranean Sea was a shock. The boat they were on had been stuffed with would-be migrants when it capsized Saturday.

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The Two-Way
12:20 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

N.Y. Judge Amends Habeas Corpus Order For Chimps

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 5:10 pm

A New York judge who granted two research chimps a writ of habeas corpus, effectively recognizing them as legal persons, later amended her ruling, striking out the term "writ of habeas corpus." It is now unclear whether Hercules and Leo, the chimps at Stony Brook University, can challenge their detention.

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The Two-Way
11:35 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Bail For Alleged Flash Crash Trader Set At More Than $7M

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 2:33 am

A British man who U.S. prosecutors say contributed to the 2010 flash crash on Wall Street has told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

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The Two-Way
11:33 am
Wed April 22, 2015

'People' Names Sandra Bullock, 50, World's Most Beautiful Woman

Sandra Bullock is at the top of People magazine's World's Most Beautiful list for 2015.
People

Actress Sandra Bullock tops People magazine's World's Most Beautiful list for 2015, becoming the oldest person to do so in the list's 25-year history. Three-time winner Julia Roberts was 42 when she last took the top spot.

It's the first time Bullock has won the honor — but if you've been experiencing cultural déjà vu lately, you're not alone.

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The Two-Way
10:37 am
Wed April 22, 2015

D.C. Subway Riders Rescue Man In A Wheelchair Who Fell Onto Tracks

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 10:57 am

A man in a wheelchair, who rolled off a subway platform and fell onto the tracks at a Washington, D.C., metro stop Tuesday, was rescued by two people who immediately jumped down to save him.

The fall, and the subsequent rescue, was captured by a D.C. Metro surveillance camera. The nearest train was three stops away when the two bystanders jumped onto the track.

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The Two-Way
9:49 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

Hungary has joined Poland in protesting FBI Director James Comey's remarks about the Holocaust last week.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 10:59 am

We told you earlier this week about the anger in Poland over remarks made by the head of the FBI linking that country to the Holocaust. Hungary, which James Comey also mentioned in his speech, has now joined in the protests against the comments. The FBI chief, in an interview Tuesday, said he has no apology.

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The Two-Way
9:43 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

Andy Warhol's Mona Lisa Four Times, 1978.
Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 2:35 pm

Chicago art collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson have given a "landmark gift" of pop art to the Art Institute of Chicago, handing over 42 works that were created by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and others.

After the donation was officially accepted Tuesday night, the museum's president and director, Douglas Druick, told The Chicago Tribune, "This is one of the landmark gifts in our 136-year history."

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The Two-Way
7:50 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 8:49 am

After announcing a more limited military campaign against rebels in Yemen, Saudi Arabia continues to conduct airstrikes that began weeks ago. President Obama says the U.S. has warned Iran, which has condemned the Saudi strikes, not to deliver weapons to rebels in Yemen.

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase of its military operation in Yemen. The group has said it will protect civilians, ensure the flow of humanitarian aid and secure safe passage for foreigners who want to flee the violence.

NPR's Alice Fordham reports:

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The Two-Way
7:19 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

Don the dog mugs for the camera after his joyride.
Traffic Scotland via Twitter

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 10:41 am

As soon as the news broke, Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a small tractor — which then drove onto a highway Wednesday.

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