The Two-Way
9:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Supreme Court To Hear Affirmative Action Case That Could Be Campaign Issue

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 9:05 am

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear oral arguments in a Texas affirmative action case that has, as NPR.org's Liz Halloran wrote last fall, "the potential to rewrite law on how or whether public colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions."

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Religion
8:58 am
Tue February 21, 2012

The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

Historian Andrew Preston says George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were not religious themselves but did see religion as a source of morality.
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Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 9:10 am

Historian Andrew Preston first became interested in the overlap between religion and America's foreign policy decisions while teaching an undergraduate class on American foreign policy in the days leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Regional
8:53 am
Tue February 21, 2012

NM Rep. Cervantes Visits Your Legislators

Fred Martino discusses the accomplishments and failures of the 2012 legislative session with Rep. Joseph Cervantes.

 

Regional
8:32 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Las Cruces School Bus Drivers Won't Strike

Las Cruces school bus drivers say they won't go on strike after a bargaining session with their employer. Texas-based Student Transportation Specialists of New Mexico pledged to seek more dollars for driver pay from the Las Cruces school district.

Bus driver Virginia Tarin tells the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/A7APta ) the 180-member union had considered the company on the verge of breaching an existing bargaining agreement at which point, bus drivers would have been free to strike.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:26 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Convenient Methods For Birth Control Take More Work For Payment

Insurance coverage may vary.
Tiplyashin Stanislav Gennadevic iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 3:59 pm

Free contraception has sure been a hot topic lately. But there's still one facet that hasn't received much attention.

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Digital Life
8:18 am
Tue February 21, 2012

How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

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Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 10:01 am

One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users. Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers.

Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information.

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Tue February 21, 2012

U.S. General Apologizes To 'Noble People Of Afghanistan' For Quran Burnings

An Afghan demonstrator holds a copy of a half-burnt Quran, allegedly set on fire by soldiers at Bagram Air Field, during a protest outside the base today.
Massoud Hossaini AFP/Getty Images

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The Two-Way
6:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Back On The Air, Stephen Colbert Gives Nod To Ailing Mom

Stephen Colbert, explaining his absence.
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Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 6:04 am

Without directly saying so, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert all-but-confirmed last night that he was off the air for two days last week because his 91-year-old mother Lorna has been ill.

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Regional
5:56 am
Tue February 21, 2012

New Mexico Legislator Won't Run For Re-Election

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico legislator says he won't seek re-election.

Sen. Vernon Asbill announced Monday that he won't be running for a third term for the Senate District 34 seat in southeastern New Mexico.

The Carlsbad Republican has served as a teacher, coach, school principal and a school superintendent for 35 years in New Mexico as well as eight years in the state Senate.

Senate leaders say Asbill sponsored some landmark legislation.

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