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10:20 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Drug Cartel Leader Arrested In Mexico

In this photo released on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by the Mexican Navy, is Zetas drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales after his arrest in Mexico. (Mexican Navy via AP)

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 3:19 pm

The leader of one of Mexico’s most violent drug organizations, Zeta, was captured yesterday 20 miles south of the Texas border.

NPR’s Carrie Kahn explains who Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was and what this could mean for the long-running drug war in Mexico.

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10:19 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Preaching A Healthy Lifestyle To Pastors

Pastor Charles Lindquist. (Duke Clergy Health Initiative)

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:35 am

A pastor’s job is to tend to the needs of the flock.

But sometimes that comes with a cost, especially when it comes to health-related issues.

Now the Duke Endowment’s Clergy Health Initiative is trying to improve the physical well being of Methodist ministers in North Carolina.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Dave DeWitt of WUNC reports that the wellness program is having an impact, at least on one pastor.

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NPR Story
10:19 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

From Lehman Brothers To Medical School

Bhavin Patel is a medical student at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. (Courtesy of Bhavin Patel)

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:25 am

It’s been about five years since the banking system nearly collapsed. One investment bank actually did — Lehman Brothers was allowed to fail.

It wasn’t saved by the government, it wasn’t swallowed up by a competitor. It just died, as a result of bad mortgages that weighed down its balance sheet.

Bhavin Patel was working for Lehman Brothers in 2008, as a mortgage analyst. His job was to analyze mortgage loans that would be bid on by the company and would later be securitized and traded on the market.

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NPR Story
10:18 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Hard Push For New Glass-Steagall Act To Regulate Banks

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, left, and Republican Senator John McCain, right. (U.S. Senate)

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 3:19 pm

Four senators, including Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican John McCain are proposing “The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” to force Wall Street to separate traditional banking from speculative investment.

Under the proposed legislation, banks which take federally insured deposits would be barred from most forms of risky investments, including trading in derivatives, dealing swaps, operating hedge funds and private investment entities.

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Monkey See
10:18 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Morning Shots: In Which Kristin Wiig Gets Very Silly

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Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:37 am

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The Protojournalist
10:18 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

The Great American Wiknic [edit]

Andrew Breza
Hanna Meisel NPR

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 1:37 pm

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As if from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open source, open data, open Web — the Wikimedia Foundation is all about information on the Web being open and free to use. That's the thinking behind Wikipedia, the crowd-created online knowledge base of more than 27 million articles written in nearly 300 languages.

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The Two-Way
6:09 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

New Photos Show 'Real Face' Of Tsarnaev, Police Sgt. Says

Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19 as he emerged from a boat stored in a Watertown, Mass., backyard. The red dot of a police sharpshooter's laser sight can be seen on his forehead.
Mass. State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy Boston Magazine

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 10:47 pm

(Updated 11:45 p.m. ET)

Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, who released images that depict the capture and arrest of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has reportedly been "relieved of duty," Boston Magazine reported Thursday night.

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Arts & Life
5:37 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Civil War's First African-American Infantry Remembered In Bronze

Boston's Shaw Memorial sits at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets.
Andrea Shea WBUR

The Shaw Memorial, by American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, stands 11 feet by 14 feet, like a giant bronze diorama, on the corner of Boston Common. In it, 40 or so black soldiers march to war alongside their white colonel, Robert Gould Shaw, on horseback.

The statue memorializes the first African-American volunteer infantry unit of the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, which was crushed 150 years ago Thursday in a battle at Fort Wagner in South Carolina.

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The Two-Way
5:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

Bill Pugliano Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 3:32 am

(This story last updated at 6:45 p.m. ET)

The city of Detroit has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, seeking Chapter 9 protection from creditors and unions owed some $18.5 billion in debt and liabilities.

In a news conference on Thursday, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he didn't want to go into bankruptcy, but the city will now "have to make the best of it."

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Around the Nation
4:55 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

South Boston Transformed In Whitey Bulger's Absence

Four decades after James "Whitey" Bulger first rose to power, "Southie" is not what it used to be. The once blue-collar, Irish-Catholic neighborhood is now an ethnic melting pot that has been invaded by young urban professionals who have gentrified the area and smoothed out its once-rough edges.
Michael Dwyer AP

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 5:31 pm

When the FBI brought reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger back to his old stomping ground of South Boston to be tried in federal court after 16 years on the lam, he must have done a double take. The neighborhood that Bulger is accused of terrorizing with murders and extortion is booming.

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