Middle East
12:48 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Israel-Palestinian Prisoner Swap Stirs Strong Debate

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Faizeh al-Maslamani (left) with her sister and a portrait of her husband, Ali, due to be released with more than 470 Palestinian prisoners Tuesday. Ali spent most of the past three decades in an Israeli jail. Faizeh says he has 10 grandchildren he's never seen. She hopes he'll accept "a life sentence in the house."

Peter Kenyon NPR

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 11:05 am

By a strong majority, Israelis support the decision to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for one Israeli soldier. Still, it has provoked a painful debate, one that played out Monday, as it has several times before when Israel made similar lopsided trades in the past.

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The Two-Way
12:45 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Head Of Wal-Mart In China Resigns Amid Controversy

Walmart announced today that its chief executive in China was resigning for personal reasons. Ed Chan's resignation, however, comes about a week after China arrested Walmart employees and forced the retail giant to close 13 stores over allegations it was selling regular pork but labeling it as organic.

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The Two-Way
12:08 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Arab League Tells Syria To Reach A Cease-fire Deal Within 15 Days

On Sunday, the Arab League called a meeting to discuss whether to suspend Syria from the organization. When the meeting wrapped, reports the AP, the league — made up of 22 nations — made no mention of a suspension but asked the government of Bashar Assad to talk with his opposition and come to a cease-fire agreement within 15 days.

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Fatal accident
12:07 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

One confirmed dead following wreck on I-30

CUMBY - One man is dead and another injured following a one vehicle accident Monday morning near Cumby.

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The Two-Way
11:00 am
Mon October 17, 2011

BlackBerry Customers Offered Free Apps As Apology

Damien Meyer AFP/Getty Images

Last week, Research in Motion apologized for the service outages that swept around the world last week, leaving millions of its BlackBerry users unable to send or receive messages.

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The Salt
10:50 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Politics Heating Up Over Labeling GMO Foods

Right2KnowMarch.org

Do you really know much about the corn in your cornflakes?

Probably not. But a few hundred protesters who descended on the White House yesterday want President Obama to honor a campaign pledge to label foods that have been genetically-modified — like the corn in most of those cornflakes that have been in your bowl for years.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:19 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Uneven Global Progress On Treatment Of Mental Illness

Afghan men wait to receive psychiatric treatment in a Kabul hospital. Scarred by decades of war, social problems and poverty, more than 60 percent of Afghans suffer from stress disorders and mental health problems.

SHAH MARAI AFP/Getty Images

Four years ago, the influential medical journal The Lancet ran six papers and assorted editorials on mental illnesses. The themed collection, under the banner "No health without mental health," was a call to action for the world humanitarian community.

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The Two-Way
9:54 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Just Doing His Job, Says Firefighter Who Caught Boy Dropped Three Floors

Lt. Glenn McGillivray, Boston firefighter.

WHDH-TV

As flames engulfed a Roxbury, Mass., apartment house early this morning, Judith Lamb desperately held her young grandson out a window. She was shielding him fire and smoke.

That's when Boston Fire Department Lt. Glenn McGillivray "reached his arms out," the Boston Globe reports.

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The Two-Way
9:06 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Anadarko To Pay BP $4 Billion, Settle Claims Related To Gulf Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 9:22 am

This morning's announcement from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. that it is paying BP $4 billion "to settle all of BP's current and future claims" against it related to the April 2010 Gulf oil spill, "ends a long dispute between BP, which operated the well in the gulf, and Anadarko, which owned a 25 percent stake, about accepting responsibility for compensating those affected by on

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Vehicle accident
9:00 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Portion of I-30 shutdown amid morning accident

CUMBY - Traffic was being rerouted onto the Westbound Frontage Road of Interstate 30 near at 110 mile marker after a major accident near Cumby.

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