The Two-Way
10:54 am
Tue June 5, 2012

This Video May Creep You Out: Artist Turns Dearly Departed Cat Into Helicopter

Orville, the flying helicopter cat made by artist Bert Jansen. The cat is part of an art fair in Amsterdam.
Ade Johnson AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 2:20 pm

(Did you read our headline? Think twice before clicking "play.")

Dutch artist Bart Jansen says he loved his cat, Orville.

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It's All Politics
10:42 am
Tue June 5, 2012

County-By-County Battle In Wisconsin

"Recall Walker" buttons at the Rock County Democratic Party Headquarters Monday in Janesville, Wis.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 2:07 pm

Wisconsin votes on recalling its governor Tuesday, and much has already been made of that vote's potential implications beyond the state.

But for now, this historic moment belongs to the 3 million-plus Wisconsinites registered to vote. Most of them are expected to turn out, and those who do will be thinking about the implications for Wisconsin more than the prospects for fallout elsewhere.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:38 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Two Questions For Your Doctor Before A Colonoscopy

Before the colonoscopy begins, it pays to ask your doctor some pointed questions.
Sebastian Schroeder iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 1:23 pm

Cancer prevention guidelines recommend that men and women get screened for colorectal cancer every 10 years between the ages of 50 and 75.

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Opinion
10:37 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Foreign Policy: Egypt's Revolutionary Soul-Searching

Egyptian protesters with their mouths covered hold signs against the former regime and in support of the revolution during a demonstration in Cairo's central Tahrir Square on June 1, before Mubarak's sentence was announced.
Marco Longari AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 8:28 am

Tahrir Square is back. On June 2, an Egyptian court sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year's revolution — but dismissed charges against Mubarak's sons and top security officials of the old regime. Many Egyptians derided the verdict as insufficient and politically motivated, and flocked to the square to express their displeasure with the ruling military government.

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The Two-Way
10:30 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Fete Fit For A Queen: Diamond Jubilee Draws To A Close

Queen Elizabeth II, as she rode toward Buckingham Palace earlier today. The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) rode beside her. Also in the carriage: the Prince of Wales (Charles).
Sean Gallup Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 2:51 pm

Four days of celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne are coming to an end as the U.K. wraps up the Diamond Jubilee festivities in London.

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Author Interviews
10:23 am
Tue June 5, 2012

The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

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Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 9:37 am

Gillian Flynn's new novel, Gone Girl, begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary — the day Amy disappears.

It opens with a rather sinister reflection: "When I think of my wife," Nick says, "I always think of her head.... You could imagine the skull quite easily. I'd know her head anywhere."

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The Two-Way
10:21 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Get Out Of The Way Or Get Whacked: Scene From A Motorcade In Vietnam

They'd better get out of the way: A Hanoi street scene.
Peter Kneffel dpa/Landov

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 10:06 am

(NPR's Larry Abramson is among the correspondents traveling with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Asia this week. Monday, he told us about a poignant exchange of artifacts. Today, he gives us a glimpse of what it's like to be in the secretary's motorcade.)

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The Two-Way
10:20 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Hairy, Scary, Biting Spiders - And They Travel In Packs

A spider suspected to be a new species of tarantula is displayed
AP

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 9:37 am

Here's a nightmare come true: a group of Indian villagers were gathered for a festival last month when they were attacked by a swarm of large, biting spiders. They're hairy, have fangs, and apparently latch on when they sink their teeth into their prey.

Calling Peter Parker.

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Music
9:53 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Live In The Studio: The Drowning Men

We recently welcomed The Drowning Men to the Sound Waves studio. The Drowning Men play powerful folk flavored indie rock, bursting with creative melodies and lyrics. Enjoy this rare acoustic set with The Drowning Men.

The Two-Way
9:34 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Syria Bars 17 Western Diplomats, Including U.S. Ambassador

Calling them "persona non grata," Syria today told 17 diplomats — including the U.S. ambassador — that they are no longer welcome in the country.

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