Around the Nation
6:32 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Good Manners Pay Off For Pizza Delivery Man

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

A pizza delivery man in Oregon received a 23 cents tip on a $22 check. He accepted it graciously. The next day he got a thank you note from the bad tippers and a $20 bill.

Fort Hood Shooting
6:24 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Fort Hood Shooter Identified As Iraq War Veteran Undergoing Evaluation For PTSD

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley gave an update at 9:40 p.m. April 2 on the Fort Hood shooting incident to press at the Fort Hood main gate.
Fort Hood Press Office

The gunman that shot and killed three members of the military at Fort Hood and injured 16 others has been identified as Spc. Ivan Lopez. Officials say the 34-year-old Iraq veteran was being treated for anxiety and depression and undergoing an evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Around the Nation
6:16 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Maryland Poised To Outlaw Vaportini

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

The state legislature voted to ban the device that heats up a sphere of alcohol, and then you inhale the vapors. Doctors say this is not proven safe.

The Two-Way
6:12 am
Thu April 3, 2014

'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims

Sgt. First Class Erick Rodriguez stood guard at the entrance to Fort Hood as officials prepared to brief the news media about Wednesday's attack at the post.
Erich Schlegel Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 7:37 pm

On the day after a deadly shooting incident on the grounds of Fort Hood, Texas, in which a gunman killed at least three people, wounded 16 and then reportedly killed himself, there was this welcome news:

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Business
6:07 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Women Defy Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.

Book Reviews
6:03 am
Thu April 3, 2014

'Empathy Exams' Is A Virtuosic Manifesto Of Human Pain

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A boyfriend once called Leslie Jamison "a wound dweller." This is one of many personal morsels she shares in her virtuosic book of essays, The Empathy Exams, in which she intrepidly probes sore spots to explore how our reactions to both our own pain and that of others define us as human beings. Jamison notes with concern that ironic detachment has become the fallback in this "post-wounded" age that fears "anything too tender, too touchy-feely." The Empathy Exams presents a brainy but heartfelt case for compassion even at the risk of sentimentality.

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NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

China Produces Plan To Boost Disappointing Economic Growth

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Breakfast Waffle Wars Heat Up

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Democrats: Benghazi Probes Are Wasteful, Politically Motivated

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

Citing millions of dollars spent already, Democrats argue politics is not a good reason to spend millions more investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya more than a year ago.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

ATF Works To Slow Flow Of U.S. Weapons Across Border

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

Most of the guns in Mexico come from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scandal.

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