Politics
9:54 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Latinos Shifting Political Trends

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 10:05 am

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Shots - Health News
9:25 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Fire Risk Leads Praxair To Recall Grab 'n Go Oxygen Tanks

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 12:05 pm

When there's a cylinder of medical oxygen in the room, the last thing you want it to do is burst into flames.

So the Food and Drug Administration says Praxair has recalled its Grab 'n Go Vantage portable oxygen units. The product combines an aluminum cylinder with a regulator that releases the oxygen at the right pressure for medical use.

It's a handy combination, but only when the Grab 'n Go is working right.

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The Two-Way
9:25 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Putin Grants French Actor Depardieu Russian Citizenship

French actor Gerard Depardieu (left) and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg in December 2010.
Ria Novosti Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 1:12 pm

If French actor Gerard Depardieu really does want to renounce his native land and evade its taxes, he's now got a home land in Russia if he wishes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin today ordered that Depardieu be granted Russian citizenship, the Kremlin announced.

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The Salt
8:59 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Apes Have Food, Will Share For A Social Payoff

Bonobos sharing food and friendship.
JingZhi Tan Duke University

People have been sharing food with strangers since ancient days, offering up the household's finest fare to mysterious travelers. Think Abraham and the three men of Mamre in the Bible and the folks who take in strangers after natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy. That deep tradition of generous hospitality has long been thought uniquely human.

If so, then bonobos, those gregarious African apes, may be more like us than we thought.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Thu January 3, 2013

NPR's Michele Norris Returning As Host/Special Correspondent

NPR's Michele Norris.

Stephen Voss

Michele Norris, who stepped away from the hosting duties at All Things Considered during the 2012 presidential election because her husband took a senior position with President Obama's re-election campaign, is returning to NPR "in a new role as host/special correspondent," Margaret Low Smith, senior vice president for news, just announced.

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The Two-Way
8:02 am
Thu January 3, 2013

In India, Five Charged With Rape And Murder In Crime That Shocked Nation

Protests continue, such as in New Delhi today.
Prakash Singh AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 2:27 pm

In India today, the public prosecutor formally charged five men with murder and rape in the case of a 23-year-old student whose December assault and death has united the country in anger and sorrow.

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The Two-Way
7:43 am
Thu January 3, 2013

This May Blow Your Mind: Video Of New Year's Eve Fireworks In Reverse

In the video, you can watch them disappear.
http://www.youtube.com/jcltay

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 9:27 am

Before the holiday mood completely disappears, take a break if you can to watch this video of the New Year's Eve fireworks in Melbourne, Australia.

The guy who made it, Julian Tay, writes he was:

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Local News
7:00 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Lawsuit Alleges Inhumane Treatment At Valencia County Detention Center

A woman who was jailed at the Valencia County Detention Center has filed a lawsuit claiming she was mistreated and denied medical and mental health treatment during her incarceration.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the federal lawsuit was filed by Jan Green who was never convicted.  The suit alleges civil rights violations and inhumane treatment and names the jail's warden Joe Chavez, a contract nurse, and two other employees. 

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Local News
6:18 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Two Grenades Found In Checked Luggage At Albuquerque Sunport

 Authorities say two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque's airport.

The information was included in the TSA's weekly roundup of weapons collected in checked and unchecked baggage at the nation's airports.

Transportation Security Administration agents at Albuquerque International Sunport found the grenades.

TSA released a picture Wednesday of the grenades with their tops removed.

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Local News
6:16 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Four Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead In 2012

Fewer Mexican gray wolves were found dead in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona this past year, and federal officials say efforts aimed at reducing conflicts with livestock seem to be helping.

Officials confirm that three of the four wolves found dead in 2012 were illegally shot.

In the most recent case, the carcass of a female member of Arizona's Hawks Nest pack was found in December. The cause of death is under investigation.

Eight wolves were found dead in 2011. Three were shot, two were hit by vehicles and three died of natural causes.

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