The Two-Way
8:30 am
Fri December 16, 2011

McQueary Repeats Allegation About Sandusky

(Note: There is graphic testimony about the alleged sexual abuse of a young boy in this post.)

Mike McQueary, a key witness in the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky — who stands accused of sexually abusing at least 10 young boys over more than a decade — is testifying this morning at a court hearing about the scandal that has rocked the university.

NPR's Jeff Brady is covering the Pennsylvania court proceeding and is posting updates on his Twitter page.

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The Two-Way
8:05 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Occupy? Humble Brag? What's Your 'Word Of The Year?'

"Humble brag" is linguist Ben Zimmer's personal favorite for 2011 Â word of the year.
Twitter.com/Humblebrag

Merriam-Webster may think that "pragmatic" was 2011's word of the year, as we reported Thursday, but there's certainly lots of room to debate that choice.

And the American Dialect Society has put out its annual call for help in deciding what word it should bestow with the honor.

Last year, the society decided "app" was 2010's top word.

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Latin America
8:01 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Angels Send Message Of Peace To Juarez, Mexico

After 20 minutes of silent witness, the angels gather around a group of neighbors and pray with them for employment, for better living conditions, for salvation from sin, and for an end to the murders.
Raymundo Aguirre for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:11 am

In the violent border city of Juarez, Mexico, young evangelical Christians are dressing up as "Messenger Angels" to bear silent witness against murder and corruption, to the dismay of the police.

On a recent Saturday morning in the barrio called New Land, at the ragged edge of Juarez, the angels get ready to go to work.

Fifteen young people glue goose down recovered from cast-off comforters onto plastic wings. Others smear on silver makeup, which is, presumably, the color of angels.

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Murder charge
7:56 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Murder charge levied in Hopkins County stabbing death

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Clint Weldon Wilson of Sulphur Springs was charged this week with the murder of Justin Daniel Pawlik.  

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Child abuse
7:52 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Two West Tawakoni child abuse suspects identified

GREENVILLE - Charges in connection to a child abuse case in South Hunt County have been filed against a mother and her boyfriend.

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Bonham development
7:45 am
Fri December 16, 2011

City of Bonham pursues senior living community

BONHAM - Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd thinks that an 80 unit multi-family affordable housing facility for seniors is just what the city needs.

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Alice Reese
7:38 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Movie Picks with Alice Reese, December 16

Alice previews "Mission Impossible 3, Ghost Protocol," "Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows," "Alvin and the Chipmunks 3" and "Young Adults."

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Murder case
7:36 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Murder suspect claims innocence in July shooting

GREENVILLE - Despite police claims that Micah Crofford Brown had confessed to the killing of his ex-wife, he entered a not guilty plea to the charge Thursday. 

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The Two-Way
6:40 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens: 'Atheist Intellectual,' 'Noble Contrarian'

Christopher Hitchens.
Brendan Banaszak NPR

Originally published on Fri December 16, 2011 8:08 am

The life of often controversial writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens, who died Thursday after a long battle against cancer of the esophagus, as told in some of today's headlines:

-- "Christopher Hitchens, Author and Contrarian, Dies at 62." (The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog)

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