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8:50am

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Yankees Fan's Good Deed Could Prove Taxing

Originally published on Wed July 13, 2011 6:52 am

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, and Christian Lopez at a news conference on Saturday (July 9, 2011) at Yankee Stadium.
Bill Kostroun AP

The feel-good story of last week about the young New York Yankees fan who very willingly gave back the home run ball that shortstop Derek Jeter clobbered to get his 3,000th career hit took a predictable but still somewhat depressing turn yesterday.

The New York Times reported that: "No Good Deed Goes Untaxed (Perhaps)."

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8:10am

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

U.K. Lawmakers Unite To Oppose Murdoch Bid For Broadcaster

There's a lot happening right now in the expanding scandal in the U.K. over allegations that newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International illegally obtained private information — sometimes by paying police — about thousands of people, from members of the royal family and a former prime minister to victims of the 2005 London bombings and the 9/11 attacks.:

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7:34am

Wed July 13, 2011
Around the Nation

Mistake Found In North Dakota's Constitution

North Dakota became a state in 1889. Now, 122 years later, a flaw has been found in the state's constitution. Historian John Rolcynski noticed it doesn't say the governor has to take an oath of office, as required by Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.

7:30am

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Budget Talks: Chances For Deal Dwindling?

Negotiations will continue today between the White House and congressional leaders, but as NPR's Scott Horsley said on Morning Edition, the path to a deal on raising the federal debt ceiling, cutting federal deficits and eventually shrinking the $14+ trillion federal debt "is far from clear."

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7:29am

Wed July 13, 2011
Around the Nation

Man Jailed For Pelting Flight Attendant With Snacks

A passenger on a Southwest Airlines plane tried to use a new electronic cigarette on a flight from Los Angeles to Utah. Told to stop, he allegedly got so mad he pelted the flight attendant with peanuts and pretzels.

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