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8:32am

Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Sales Of New Homes Rose In September As Builders Cut Prices

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 8:35 am

There was a 5.7 percent increase in sales of new homes in September from August, the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report.

The 313,000 (at an annual rate) pace was still down 0.9 percent, however, from a year earlier.

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8:20am

Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Alcohol Killed Amy Winehouse, Coroner Rules

Amy Winehouse in 2007.

Matt Dunham AP

There were no illegal drugs in singer Amy Winehouse's system when she died on July 23, a British coroner reported today.

Instead, the troubled 27-year-old suffered "death by misadventure" — a drinking binge.

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7:50am

Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Army Ranger On 14th Deployment Killed In Afghanistan

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 7:58 am

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

This young man's death says a lot about how much has been asked of the nation's men and women in uniform and their families since Sept. 11, 2001:

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed on Saturday in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, by an improvised explosive device, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

"He was on his 14th combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror," the statement adds.

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6:57am

Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

New Insider Trading Case Reaches Into 'Iconic Corporate America'

The news this morning that "a prominent former Goldman Sachs board member" has surrendered to federal authorities in New York City "to face criminal charges stemming from a massive hedge fund insider trading case" (as the AP writes), takes the federal investigation into new territory, New York Times reporter Azam Ahmed said earlier today on Morning Edition.

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6:48am

Wed October 26, 2011
World

3 People Pulled Out Of Turkish Quake Rubble Alive

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 10:38 am

A Turkish men searches through the debris of his collapsed building in Ercis.

Mustafa Ozer AFP/Getty Images

Two teachers and a university student were rescued from ruined buildings in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, three days after a devastating earthquake, but searchers said hopes of finding anyone else alive were rapidly fading.

NTV television said 25-year-old teacher Seniye Erdem was pulled out around the same time that rescue workers also freed another teacher. The woman was thirsty and asked about her husband, who had died, it said

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