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1:47pm

Thu May 26, 2011
The Record

Eddie Vedder On Giving The Ukulele A Turn In The Spotlight

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 2:17 pm

Danny Clinch Courtesy of Pearl Jam

"It's an activist instrument," declared Eddie Vedder last week, speaking by phone from a Seattle recording studio. He wasn't talking about the Fender electric he once decorated in tribute to the late radical historian Howard Zinn, or any of the fascist-killing machines he's wielded in two decades worth of playing with Pearl Jam.

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1:34pm

Thu May 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Pakistan Agrees To Let CIA Search Bin Laden's Compound

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.)
Getty Images

"Pakistan has agreed to allow the CIA to send a forensics team to examine the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed," The Washington Post just reported, citing "U.S. officials" as its sources.

According to the Post, the team will be looking for materials that the al-Qaida leader and his follows might have hidden at the site.

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1:21pm

Thu May 26, 2011
The Two-Way

University Of Virginia Agrees To Release Some Global Warming Documents

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, The University of Virginia agreed yesterday to turn over documents related to the work of Michael Mann, one of climatologists who put together the "hockey stick graph." Mann and other scientists, using a variety of measures, estimated global temperatures going back 1,000 years and what they found was that there has been a sharp increase in Northern Hemisphere temperatures during the last century — warmer than even what scientists call the

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1:19pm

Thu May 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Grim Reading: The Mladic Indictment

Originally published on Thu May 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Ratko Mladic in 1992.
Srdjan Ilic AP

The news is that "one of the world's most wanted war crimes suspects, Ratko Mladic, was apprehended early Thursday in Serbia after 16 years on the lam."

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1:03pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Study: Boosting Good Cholesterol With Niacin Did Not Cut Heart Risks

In a surprising setback, a big federal study testing prescription-strength niacin as an add-on to cholesterol-lowering statins to prevent heart disease was stopped early because the niacin didn't work.

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