12:16pm

Wed December 15, 2010
The Two-Way

If Your Detergent Isn't Doing The Job, What Do You Do To Get Clean Dishes?

Morning Edition's report on "Dishes Still Dirty? Blame Phosphate-Free Detergent" has generated quite a few comments.

Many are about the story itself, or the people who appeared in it.

But we want to focus on the tips from folks who say their dishes come out sparkling clean. Some, like commenter Susan Fowler, have offered recipes for homemade detergent:

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11:14am

Wed December 15, 2010
Shots - Health News Blog

Consumer Group Sues McDonald's Over Happy Meal Toys

Dear Child In The Back Seat: Your days of whining for the Strawberry Shortcake Happy Meal toy you saw on TV may be numbered. At least in California.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit today against McDonald's in state court in California to stop the company from advertising toys with Happy Meals.

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10:41am

Wed December 15, 2010
The Two-Way

Annual Outrage Time: KISS Still Not In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2011 inductees have been announced and once again, KISS is not being honored.

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9:50am

Wed December 15, 2010
The Two-Way

Holbrooke's Last Words Were In Jest, But Still May Say A Lot About Him

There's an interesting postscript to yesterday's Washington Post report that Richard Holbrooke's last words were "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."

Family members told the Post that the famed diplomat said that to his Pakistani surgeon just before he went into heart surgery on Friday. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, died Monday at the age of 69.

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9:16am

Wed December 15, 2010
Shots - Health News Blog

Medical Schools Make Progress On Conflicts Of Interest

The nation's medical schools are doing a little better at policing conflicts of interest between faculty and drug companies.

Members of the American Medical Students Association have turned the tables and now grade their schools on how well they manage conflicts. The group's fourth third annual report card finds 1 in 5 med schools did better in 2010 than a year ago.

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8:52am

Wed December 15, 2010

8:37am

Wed December 15, 2010
The Two-Way

Barely Any Inflation In November: Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent

"The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers ... increased 0.1 percent in November" from October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported. And for the year ended Nov. 30, prices were up just 1.1 percent.

Bloomberg News says the November increase was "less than forecast."

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8:17am

Wed December 15, 2010
The Two-Way

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is 'Time' Magazine's Person Of The Year; Good Choice?

"For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives," Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg is Time's 2010 "Person of the Year," the magazine just announced.

The runners-up:

-- The Tea Party movement.

-- Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

-- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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8:02am

Wed December 15, 2010
The Two-Way

Stunning Videos: Gunman At Florida School Board Meeting

The terrifying events at yesterday's school board meeting in Panama City, Fla., were captured from several angles by TV cameras in the room.

As we reported last evening, a gunman -- later identified as 56-year-old Clay Duke -- took over the meeting to air his grievance over the firing of his wife, who apparently had worked for the school district.

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7:34am

Wed December 15, 2010
Around the Nation

Ohio Diner Hosts Wedding Ceremony

In Marshallville, Ohio, Tim Shoenfelt proposed to Hallie Richwine. He did it in the parking lot of the Heavenly Hash Diner, where they like to eat. On Saturday, they returned to the diner for their wedding.

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