The Two-Way
5:52 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Top Stories: Attacks In Iraq; Aurora Suspect Due In Court; Penn State Penalty

Good morning.

The nature of the news today has made the subjects of our early posts unfortunately grim:

-- Dozens Dead After Iraq's Bloodiest Day This Year.

-- 13 Reported Dead, 10 Injured After Pickup Crashes In Texas.

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The Two-Way
5:31 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Dozens Dead After Iraq's Bloodiest Day This Year

In Baghdad's Sadr City district, the view through a vehicle that was destroyed in one of today's attacks.
Karim Kadim AP

The death toll keeps rising and is now said to be around 100 after a series of bombings and shootings today in Iraq. More than 200 people were wounded in what appear to have been coordinated attacks in at least 13 cities. According to The Associated Press, it has been that nation's "deadliest day so far this year."

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The Two-Way
5:02 am
Mon July 23, 2012

13 Reported Dead, 10 Injured After Pickup Crashes In Texas

A pickup truck overloaded with 23 men, women and children who authorities suspect were in the country illegally crashed Sunday in south Texas. There are reports now, from KSAT-TV in San Antonio and other local news outlets, that 13 people are dead and 10 injured.

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Strange News
4:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Bear Sends Shoppers Packing At Pa. Sears Store

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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Strange News
4:34 am
Mon July 23, 2012

How Much Is A Scrap Of Royal Wedding Toast Worth?

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. In honor of the London Olympics, here's dramatic British news. An auction house sold a memento from the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Rose Marie Smith says she visited her daughter, who worked for the royal family back in 1981. She saw toast that Prince Charles left on a breakfast tray. Last week, she sold it for the equivalent of $361. It's one of the higher prices on record for a scrap of food. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

The Two-Way
4:28 am
Mon July 23, 2012

If Not For Jammed Gun, Officers' Sharp Eyes, More Might Have Died In Aurora

James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
KUSA-TV

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 11:43 am

  • Steve Inskeep speaks with Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee

A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, made his first court appearance this morning as the state of Colorado began its case against the man arrested at the scene of Friday's massacre in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and an additional 58 were wounded.

It was a short hearing in an Arapahoe County, Colo., courtroom, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. He'll be formally charged next Monday, the judge announced.

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U.S.
3:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

NCAA To Announce Penn State Sanctions

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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U.S.
3:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Job, Tuition Woes A Drain On Law Schools

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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We imagine high-powered lawyers making plenty of money, and surely many do, but the American Bar Association has revealed a bit of a secret. A huge number of new law school graduates cannot find jobs as lawyers. The weak job outlook, coupled with high tuition, is prompting many students to think twice about law school. Enrollments are falling. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.

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Health
3:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

International AIDS Conference Opens In D.C.

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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The 19th International AIDS Conference is underway in Washington. More than 20,000 people are in this city from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the effort to prevent the spread of HIV and help people who already have it. NPR health and science correspondent Richard Knox is here to talk about the meeting. Richard, good morning.

RICHARD KNOX, BYLINE: Good morning.

INSKEEP: Natural that you'd have a big meeting like this in Washington, global capital, but there's also a story about AIDS in Washington, D.C.

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U.S.
3:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Aurora Shooting Suspect To Appear In Court

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

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It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Police in Aurora, Colorado spent the weekend disarming a snarl of bombs and incendiary devices inside the apartment of James Holmes. He's the man police arrested early on Friday, just after they say he opened fire in a crowded movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring 58. Holmes is described as a 24-year-old who'd been studying at the University of Colorado. He's expected in court later this morning.

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