Shots - Health Blog
4:07 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Loneliness Bodes Poorly For A Healthy Old Age

A feeling of loneliness carries health risks.
Gary Radler Photography iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:13 pm

They're time-consuming, demanding and require birthday cards, but they may help keep you alive. Friends and family, that is.

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The Two-Way
3:56 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Jury Finds Baseball Star Roger Clemens Not Guilty On All Counts

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, accompanied by his attorney Rusty Hardin, left, arrives at federal court in Washington on June 11.
Haraz N. Ghanbari AP

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:53 pm

A jury found baseball star Roger Clemens not guilty on six charges against. Clemens was accused of lying to Congress in 2008 about his use of performance enhancing drugs.

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It's All Politics
3:56 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Rangel Downplays The Roots That Might Help His Re-Election

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., participates in last week's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 3:59 pm

An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's newly drawn 13th Congressional District, which includes Harlem and parts of the Bronx.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., faces four much younger competitors in next week's Democratic primary, in what could be the toughest re-election bid of his long political career.

NPR's Corey Dade explains:

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The Salt
3:48 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Chef Tempts Tourists Back To Tijuana By Focusing On The Food

Chef Javier Plascencia finds inspiration for his dishes at the Mercado Hidalgo, a huge indoor market in Tijuana
Melanie Stetson Freeman Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 2:34 pm

Say the word Tijuana, and many people automatically think of a city riddled with drug violence. But native son Javier Plascencia is hoping to change all that by cooking up high-quality cuisine that focuses on the region's diverse ingredients.

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Africa
3:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Both Presidential Candidates Claim Victory In Egypt

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:22 pm

In Egypt, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood seems headed for victory in the presidential run-off election. But the latest announcements from the Supreme Military Council could strip him of most of his power.

World
3:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Eurozone, Greece The Focus At G-20 Summit

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:22 pm

The G-20 economic conference opened Monday in Los Cabos, Mexico. Much of the focus is on the economic woes in the Eurozone, but President Obama took time to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was the first time the two men had met since Putin returned to that job and comes at a tense time between the two nations. Scott Horsley talks to Robert Siegel.

Europe
3:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Greece Still Divided On Austerity After New Elections

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:22 pm

The European debt crisis provided the backdrop to the weekend's election in Greece where a conservative, party won the most votes. The New Democracy party is working to form a coalition government and says Greece must meet its bailout commitments. But party leader Antonis Samaras also said he would work to alleviate the hardships Greeks have suffered under austerity measures.

History
3:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Teaching The War Of 1812 Different In U.S., Canada

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:22 pm

Monday marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. Even though it's a conflict that inspired our national anthem and in which the British burned down the White House, the war remains a forgotten chapter in U.S. history. But not so in Canada. Robert Siegel talks with two history teachers — one from the U.S., the other from Canada — about teaching the War of 1812 in their classrooms.

Animals
3:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Massive N.M. Fire Threatens Endangered Fish

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:22 pm

Ash and charred debris from the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history are threatening the survival of the Gila trout. Biologists are trying to save the fish by using electroshock to temporarily stun the trout and re-locate it to a hatchery. The trout is an endangered species that can be found only in four streams within the Gila Wilderness. Melissa Blocks talks to Jim Brooks, Project Leader of the New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, about his team's efforts to save the trout.

Law
3:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Sandusky Defense Team Calls First Witnesses

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:22 pm

The first witnesses for the defense testified Monday in the trial of Jerry Sandusky. The former Penn State football coach is charged with more than 50 counts in a child sex abuse case. Joel Rose is in Pennsylvania and talks to Melissa Block.

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