8:34am

Tue June 28, 2011
U.S.

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered As Wildfire Threatens Los Alamos

Firefighters in northern New Mexico were battling on Tuesday to stall a raging wildfire before it reaches the town that is home to the government laboratory that produced the first atomic bomb.

The 44,000-acre Las Conchas wildfire burned in the mountains above Los Alamos as firefighters spent much of their time putting out spot fires, "the biggest threat we have right now to homes in the community," Deputy Los Alamos County Fire Chief Mike Thompson said late Monday.

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8:21am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Violence Flares At Protests In Greece

"The overwhelming smell is one of tear gas," the BBC's Jon Sopel reports from Athens, where a 48-hour general strike has begun as workers and protesters express their anger over new austerity measures that parliament will vote on Wednesday and Thursday.

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7:55am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Hero Of N.C. State's '83 Championship Killed In Bus Crash

If you're even a casual fan of college basketball, you know the story of the "cardiac kids" from North Carolina State, their coach Jim Valvano and the underdog Wolfpack's remarkable 54-52 win over Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game.

The player who sealed the victory with a last-second dunk, Lorenzo Charles, died Monday when the bus he was driving crashed into some trees in West Raleigh, N.C.

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7:41am

Tue June 28, 2011
Around the Nation

Hawaii Man Travels 300 Miles On Paddleboard

Bart de Zwart climbed on a 14-foot paddleboard, which looks a little like a surfboard, and he paddled 300 miles from Hawaii's Big Island to the island of Kauai. It took him five days at sea.

7:33am

Tue June 28, 2011
Around the Nation

Newsprint Scented Candle Is Hot Off The Press

The Time of New York scented candle promises to evoke the aroma of black ink on paper. According to its distributor, the candle gives off hints of cedar and musk with a "powdery note and velvet nuance."

7:21am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

No 'Immediate Threat' At Los Alamos Nuclear Lab As Wildfire Burns

Originally published on Tue June 28, 2011 5:21 am

"No facilities face immediate threat, and all nuclear and hazardous materials are accounted for and protected," the Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, even though a wildfire in the area near that nuclear laboratory did touch off a "spot fire" on the facility's property.

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5:28am

Tue June 28, 2011
NPR News Investigations

Flawed Child Death Probes Cause Wrongful Convictions

NPR News Investigations, ProPublica and PBS "Frontline" analyzed nearly two dozen cases in which people have been accused of killing children based on flawed work by forensic pathologists. Some of the accused were later cleared. Others are still in prison.

5:15am

Tue June 28, 2011
State Politics

Colorado's Fiscal Year Ends With A Surplus

Colorado Statesman

According to the latest projection from the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee Colorado will finish up the 2010-2011 budget year with a surplus of more than $300 million. KUNC's Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about the extra money and what it means for the state.

4:47am

Tue June 28, 2011
Healthcare

Shortage of Family Doctors in Colorado Intensifies

Primary care physician Dr. Ozzie Grenardo travels from Parker to Rocky Ford and Ordway once a week to see patients in southeastern Colorado, where family doctors are scarce.
Carol McKinley, Colorado Public News

Colorado doesn’t have enough primary care physicians. And the shortage is expected to worsen in coming years.

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4:00am

Tue June 28, 2011
Middle East

Flotilla To Challenge Israel's Blockade Of Gaza

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists from the U.S., Europe and Canada are organizing a 10-ship flotilla to challenge Israel's economic blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israel says the blockade is necessary to prevent smuggling of arms into Gaza. Hanging over the mission is the dark shadow of last year's flotilla that ended with an Israeli commando raid on a Turkish vessel and left nine activists dead.

The hub of this year's operation is Athens, Greece, where organizers accuse Israel of using diplomatic pressure to sabotage their effort.

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