In this edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection, we hear from Nancy Mellor of Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals Project, Inc. This non-profit has one mission - to generate resources to enhance Brevard County's animal shelters.
The efforts of Brevard ASAP include educating the community, increasing adoptions, improving shelter facilities and stopping the influx of unwanted animals through spay/neuter programs.
The story that Osama bin Laden never left his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, during the last five years of his life takes a hit with word from the BBC about a dinner the al-Qaida leader reportedly attended in the summer of 2010.
NPR's business news starts with falling profits for UBS.
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GREENE: Suisse Bank UBS announced today that their profits fell 54 percent in the first quarter of this year. The drop is blamed on a decrease in investment banking income, and also because of an accounting charge on its debt.
On a Wednesday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
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And I'm David Greene. Nearly three years ago, Congress passed a federal hate crime law. It makes it illegal to target victims because of their race, religion or sexual orientation. The law drew protests from some Republican lawmakers and religious groups, who said it threatened their free speech rights. And the law has been used sparingly.