Monkey See
1:28 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Cannes Diary: Ticket Tactics, Plus A Surprise Great Performance

Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer in Cosmopolis.
Festival de Cannes

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 2:05 pm

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Shots - Health Blog
1:27 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Backers Of Cost-Free Coverage For Birth Control Fault Legal Challenges

Andrew Shaw iStockphoto.com

You know all those lawsuits now pending around the country charging that the Obama administration's rule requiring most health insurance plans to offer no-cost contraception is a violation of religious freedom?

Well, a whole bunch of supporters of the rule are chiming in now to say that argument has no legal merit.

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Regional
12:29 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Crackdown On Dangerous Dogs

 

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department is advising its animal control officers to step up enforcement of a New Mexico state statute that outlines strict regulations for owners of vicious and/or dangerous dogs.

            The move comes after an increase in reports throughout the county for unrestrained dogs that pose a threat to the public, including the May 23 attack on a Las Cruces man as he was walking his dog near Doña Ana Road.

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PG-13: Risky Reads
12:14 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Teenage Tales: Sneaking Looks In Sexy Books

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Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 3:22 pm

Emily Danforth is the author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

I was at a garage sale with my grandmother when I found a paperback copy of Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle.

I was, without much enthusiasm, rummaging through a pile of books. And then I turned over a small paperback. There, on the back, was a reviewer praising this "account of what it's like growing up lesbian ..." I flinched — such a private word to place in such prominence on a book cover.

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Regional
12:08 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Fast Action Leads To Robbery Arrest In Las Cruces

 

A man suspected of stealing beer from a convenience store and punching a clerk as he fled was arrested by a Las Cruces Police officer who happened to be driving by at the time the crime was committed.

 

Bobby W. Borland, 26, of the 2300 block of Dr. King Way, is charged with one count of robbery, a third-degree felony.

 

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Monkey See
12:04 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

'February House': When Musicals Whisper Rather Than Shout

Julian Fleisher and Kristen Sieh as editor George Davis and author Carson McCullers in February House.
Joan Marcus Public Theater

I'll always love big musicals. Shows like Hairspray and Anything Goes just want to make me happy, and if they don't change my life, then so what? There are worse things than smiling for two hours while 35 hotties nail a synchronized tap number on the prow of a boat.

But sometimes, I love a musical that makes me come to it. Instead of singing in my face, a show like that whispers in my ear, giving me a private message to consider on the way home.

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Shots - Health Blog
11:58 am
Fri May 25, 2012

MIT Builds A Needle-Free Drug Injector

MIT

The needle and syringe are icons of modern medicine.

But a device developed at MIT to squirt medicines quickly and pretty much painlessly through the skin suggests that the future of medicine could be needle-free.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
11:56 am
Fri May 25, 2012

It's All Politics, May 24, 2012

John Moore Getty Images

This week, Ken Rudin and Ron Elving discuss Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker criticizing the president's tactics on Bain Capital, the Tea Party's goals in next week's Texas Senate primary, and general dysfunction in D.C. In other words, it's the Booker "Tea" Washington edition of the podcast.

The Two-Way
11:43 am
Fri May 25, 2012

'Football To Fight Against War': South Sudan Joins FIFA

After decades of war, football signals hope. In this photo, South Sudanese soldiers travel by truck near the frontline with Sudan on April 24.
Goran Tomasevic Reuters/Landov

For South Sudan, 2011 was monumental. After decades of war, South Sudan became its own nation.

But as NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has told us, that process of emerging from a conflict with its northern neighbor that left it poor and isolated, has been fraught with more fighting.

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It's All Politics
11:35 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Friday Night Fight In Wisconsin: First Debate Before Looming Recall

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker campaigns Thursday with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in Waukesha, Wis.
Darren Hauck Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 3:11 pm

The divisive battle to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moves into its final phase in coming days with debates, a continuing flood of out-of-state ad money, and polls that suggest the incumbent is poised to fend off Democratic challenger Tom Barrett.

Here's a look at where things stand between the Republican Walker and Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, heading into Friday night's televised debate, the first of two before the June 5 rematch. (Walker defeated Barrett in the 2010 governor's race, 52.2 percent to 46.5 percent.)

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