The Two-Way
8:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Resents Cheney's 'Attack On My Integrity'

When they were on the same team: Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2008.
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Top officials from President George W. Bush's administration continue to fire back at former Vice President Dick Cheney for things he says in his new memoir.

First it was former Secretary of State Colin Powell who accused Cheney of taking "cheap shots" with some of his criticisms of former colleagues.

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KETR Local
7:47 am
Thu September 1, 2011

CLC residents give final honor to veterans


Bonham – Veterans at Bonham's Community Living Center have formed an honor guard program that renders a final salute and tribute to honor their comrades who pass away there.

The 136-bed facility is part of the 78-acre Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center and member of VA North Texas Health Care System.

The group recently performed a full-dress rehearsal to be sure the final honor would be appropriate for America's heroes. The ceremony includes playing of TAPS, salutes from the group, and formal folding of the flag.

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Jobless Claims Dipped Last Week

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell by 12,000 last week from the week before, to 409,000, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

It adds that "the 4-week moving average was 410,250, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average of 408,500."

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The Two-Way
7:15 am
Thu September 1, 2011

How Bad Was The Disaster? Check The 'Waffle House Index'

One staple of economics and business reporting is the "odd indicator" story.

Having done a few in our time, we know a good one when we see it.

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U.S.
7:12 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Texas Wildfire's New Path Helping Firefighters

A wind-whipped wildfire that destroyed more than three dozen cliff-top homes in North Texas was expected to burn through most of the tinder-dry trees and shrubs in its path by daybreak Thursday, helping firefighters contain the late-summer blaze during the state's severe and seemingly endless fire season.

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Around the Nation
6:39 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Insurance Company Denies Winning Slap Shot Payout

Nate Smith, 11, slapped a hockey puck through a tiny hole from 89 feet away. The shot during a charity game in Minnesota was for a $50,000 prize. But the insurance company won't pay. Nate was standing in for his twin brother Nick, whose winning raffle ticket made him the one who should've held the hockey stick.

The Two-Way
6:30 am
Thu September 1, 2011

New Details About Secret Flights To 'Black Sites' Revealed In Court Case

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A business dispute that's now in court has brought to light some more details about the secret flights that took terrorism suspects and U.S. officials to CIA-operated "black sites" and prisons around the world in recent years.

As The Associated Press reports:

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Around the Nation
6:30 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Alaska Woman Rescues Her Dog From Bear's Jaw

When Juneau, Alaska, resident Brooke Collins looked up, she saw a bear. Worse than that: She saw a bear carrying her dog in its mouth. Collins ran up and punched the bear in the face. The bear dropped the dog and ran away.

The Two-Way
6:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Today's Top Stories: Speech Flap; CIA Flights; Libya

Good morning.

The story that the news media seem to believe is this morning's important news is word that the back-and-forth over which night next week President Obama will address a joint session of Congress has ended with the White House agreeing to do it on Thursday (the 8th) instead of Wednesday, which it had requested.

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Business
4:34 am
Thu September 1, 2011

In Dispute, 'Financial Times' Pulls App Off iTunes

A major newspaper publisher is refusing to swallow demands from Apple, and it pulled its App off of iTunes. The Financial Times didn't want to pay Apple 30 percent of its revenue from customers who downloaded the App.

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