8:35am

Wed May 15, 2013
Shots - Health News

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Decision And Weighing Cancer Risks

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 2:31 pm

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has sparked a discussion about breast cancer risk and how to manage it.
Burhan Ozbilici AP

On Wednesday's Morning Edition, David Greene talks with writer and breast cancer survivor Peggy Orenstein about actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.

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7:58am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Get In Line! Enormous Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:50 am

A customer fills out a Powerball form at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., last Nov. 23, 2012.
Orlin Wagner AP

If it seems as though lottery jackpots keep growing in size, you're right — the multistate Powerball lottery has ballooned to its third-largest size in history, and one or several lucky people could win Wednesday night's drawing.

At this writing, the Powerball is worth an estimated $360 million, with a $229.2 million cash value. The Associated Press says not only is this one of the biggest Powerball jackpots ever, it's the seventh-largest prize ever awarded in any lottery.

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7:55am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Cup Of Joe With Apple CEO Goes For $610,000

An anonymous bidder has offered $610,000 to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a charity auction that closed Tuesday afternoon.
Mark Lennihan AP

It turns out that the desire to speak with Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with $610,000, will buy you a cup of coffee. That's the winning bid offered in a charity auction for up to an hour of Cook's time.

As we reported last month, the chance to grab coffee with Cook at Apple's headquarters zoomed past the suggested value of $50,000 set at the Charitybuzz auction site, rising to more than $600,000 in just three days.

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7:29am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Military Recruiters, Sex Assault Responders To Be Retrained

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:59 pm

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with U.S. troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 11.
Jason Reed/pool Getty Images

All branches of the U.S. military have been ordered "to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters," the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday morning.

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7:06am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Cleveland Kidnaps Suspect Will Plead Not Guilty, Lawyer Says

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:09 pm

Ariel Castro, in a booking photo released by the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office.
Getty Images

Saying that their client is not a "monster," attorneys for Ariel Castro have told Cleveland's WKYC-TV that the man accused of kidnapping three young women, holding them captive and repeatedly raping them over the course of about a decade will plead not guilty to all charges if he is indicted by a grand jury.

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5:58am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Read The Report On IRS's 'Inappropriate' Scrutiny Of Groups

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 11:58 am

The language is not dramatic, but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration is straightforward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.

As the report's summary says:

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5:45am

Wed May 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Unsatisfied Fan Uses Tweets To Torment Players

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene with a tool for sports fans to torment pro athletes. It's called Twitter. The NBA's New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night, falling further behind in their playoff series. Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith took responsibility even though he has a cold. Fans? No sympathy.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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5:40am

Wed May 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Security Tapes Show Supermarket Glutton Stuffing Himself

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

We do not know if Trevor Runyon will like the food in jail. But at least, by the time he got there, he was very well fed. Police say Mr. Runyon slipped into a supermarket and waited for it to close. Surveillance cameras show he then had a feast. He cooked and ate six steaks and washed them down with beer, shrimp and birthday cake. Once he was done, police found him hiding in the ceiling and 57 empty whipped cream cans were in the trash.

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5:37am

Wed May 15, 2013
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Roaring Fork Studio Tour

Roaring Fork Studio Tour is May 18th with a Gala that night to benefit arts programs at the Carbondale Community School. Chair person of the event Laurel Holstein Tesoro and artists Diane Kenney and Summers Moore are the guests.

Tanya Ballard Brown is a Southern girl, an editor for NPR.org and a wild dreamer who laughs loudly and often.

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