The Two-Way
9:22 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 10:33 am

Updated at 9:40 a.m. ET

Comcast Corp. announced today that it's ending its merger agreement with Time Warner Cable – after the Justice Department raised concerns over a deal.

"Today, we move on," Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said in a statement. "Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn't agree, we could walk away."

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Fri April 24, 2015

More Than A Dozen Hurt After High School Stage Collapses In Indiana

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 10:34 am

A stage collapse at a musical performance at a surburban Indianapolis high school has left more than a dozen students with minor injuries.

In a video of the accident at Westfield High School, students are seen clapping and dancing as they sing the finale of a stage show featuring '80s music when the stage suddenly drops from underneath them.

WLS TV reports that people then began yelling for help.

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Wonderful theater offerings this weekend: Asheville Lyric Opera presents West Side Story at Diana Wortham Theater, NC Stage Company and Montford Park Players partner for a Bard a Thon.  It's a fundraiser to benefit both organizations.  Asheville Community Theater presents A Streetcar Named Desire, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and  Hendersonville Little Theater presents Dreamgirls.  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet performs April 26th at First Congregational Church and singer songwriter Karla Bonoff returns to the Altamont in Asheville April 26th.  Tony takes a look at some of the happenings in WN

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StoryCorps
8:48 am
Fri April 24, 2015

The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

Pastor David Ned, 64, shared this and another experience with StoryCorps, last fall.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:27 pm

During the 1970s the Louisiana neighborhood Pastor David Ned lived in was a rough one.

"I had a little dog, a little white German Shepherd, and I was living in an apartment," he said to Darius Clark Monroe during a visit to StoryCorps last fall. The two men met while Monroe was working on a documentary, Evolution of a Criminal, about a robbery he committed in his teens. Ned was a customer in the bank during the robbery.

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NPR Ombudsman
8:48 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Only 19 Months Until Election Day, And Over 19 Candidates To Hear From

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in 2015. Inskeep shed some light on the process of how NPR is approaching interviews with 2016 presidential candidates.
Nicholas Michael NPR

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 5:21 pm

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's April 20 interview with former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who is weighing a presidential bid, prompted some listeners to question how NPR was picking and choosing which candidates to highlight.

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

Catholicos Karekin II (R, front), the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin walk to attend a commemoration ceremony marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan, Armenia.
RIA Novosti Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:51 pm

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

European leaders attended a ceremony marking the centenary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, as German lawmakers risked triggering a diplomatic row with Turkey by voting to acknowledge the historical event as "genocide" –- a charge Ankara has strongly denied.

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Around the Nation
7:23 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Tales Of Environmental Activism

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 10:24 am

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Europe
7:23 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Lost Siblings Find Each Other On Dating App

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:27 pm

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Politics
7:02 am
Fri April 24, 2015

NC House OKs Extending Wait Time for Abortion

wral.com

 The North Carolina House has decided it wants to extend the time a pregnant woman must wait before having an abortion from 24 hours after contacting a provider to 72 hours.

The House voted 74-45 Thursday to expand the waiting period before women can undergo the procedure. The passage followed an emotional but civil debate about the issue that's gotten more attention from the Republican-led legislature over the past four years.

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The Two-Way
6:31 am
Fri April 24, 2015

A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

Armenians were massacred by forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1915. In this instance, the heads of the victims were placed on stakes.
AP

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 8:38 am

This much is known: Up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting on April 24, 1915. But as the 100th anniversary of these events is marked on Friday, it remains a bitter source of contention between Turks and Armenians.

Armenians, along with many historians and European countries, have called it the 20th century's first genocide. Turkey suppressed accounts of the killings for decades, and to this day staunchly rejects the label of genocide.

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