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5:00am

Thu September 1, 2011
The Two-Way

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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3:34am

Thu September 1, 2011
Business

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.

3:29am

Thu September 1, 2011
Politics

Obama Changes Speech Date After Dust-Up With GOP

What should have been a simple matter of scheduling turned into a Washington political incident Wednesday. At issue: when and where would President Obama give a policy speech about jobs.

The date and place have been set. But before it was, there was much drama in the nation's capital. All the major players said the matter had nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with logistics.

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2:00am

Thu September 1, 2011
NPR Story

Rebels Tasked With Ensuring Libyans Security

Nearly all Libyans agree that security should be a top priority for the country's interim government. Some councilmen and rebel commanders say the first step to ensuring security will be to take away the light arms that both sides handed out en masse.

2:00am

Thu September 1, 2011
NPR Story

Irene Hits Vermont Right Before Fall Foliage Season

Towns in southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley are slowly getting reconnected with the outside world as road crews repair highways ravaged by Irene. But the resort communities face a harder time re-building their tourism-based businesses. They're worried about getting back on their feet in time for the fall foliage season, and the ski season ahead. John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio reports.

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