The Two-Way
6:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Book News: New Haruki Murakami Book Coming Out In December

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

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Regional
6:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Large Scale Concrete Testing Takes Place For The First Time At NMSU

New Mexico State University civil engineering graduate student Andrew Giesler examines data from a large-scale test on a bridge girder build with ultra-high performance concrete that is stronger and has a longer life than regular concrete. (NMSU photo by Linda Fresques).

  Andrew Giesler, a graduate student in civil engineering, and his team at New Mexico State University are testing ultra-high performance concrete bridge girders on a large scale to aid the development of bridge design procedures for the state of New Mexico that could lead to a variety of improvements to the state’s infrastructure.

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The Two-Way
5:45 am
Tue September 2, 2014

32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

Police near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.

Blake Farmer of NPR member station WPLN tells our Newscast unit that 17 of them are still on the loose. Blake sent this report:

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Business
5:14 am
Tue September 2, 2014

German Bakers Threaten To Go On Strike

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 5:24 am

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Business
5:06 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Revel: Atlantic City's Most Expensive Failure

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 5:24 am

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Book Reviews
5:03 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Accepting The Strange Brilliance Of 'Acceptance'

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We have to backtrack a little here, right at the start.

Acceptance, book three in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, is hitting the shelves soon, and I want very badly to talk about it. But before I can do that, I have to talk about the first two books. To set the scene, as it were. To make any of this make any kind of sense, because Southern Reach is not the kind of series where you can just drop in at book two or three and have any idea what's happening. VanderMeer doesn't coddle dilettantes. He rewards the dedicated.

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Politics
5:01 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Women are more likely to take time off to care for a sick child or elderly adult, making mandatory paid sick leave a hot partisan topic.
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Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.

But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.

Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.

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Business
4:58 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 5:24 am

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The Two-Way
4:50 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia

The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.

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Around the Nation
4:03 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated

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