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7:49am

Tue May 3, 2011
Around the Nation

Naked Marathon Runner Tased By Police

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

It's easy to criticize Brett Henderson, but you could praise his determination. Mr. Henderson ran a marathon through downtown Cincinnati. And according to his mom, he was wearing a pair of borrowed shorts, which kept slipping as he ran. He was determined to finish, so he took them off and proceeded naked. Police ordered Mr. Henderson to stop, but still he kept running. He might even have finished that marathon, except for the cop finally shot him with a stun gun.

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7:42am

Tue May 3, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

On Word Of Bin Laden's Death, Teacher Shaves Beard

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Ten years ago, a schoolteacher in East Wenatchee, Washington vowed a mighty vow. He would not shave until Osama bin Laden was captured or killed. Gary Weddle kept that promise, much to his wife's chagrin, growing a scraggy, waist-length beard. But as the Daily Astorian reports, on Sunday night, he whipped out the razor. His wife says he looks 10 years younger - nice smile, too.

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4:00am

Tue May 3, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Bin Laden's Death Reminds Port Authority Of Sept. 11

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Other reactions from among the first responders to the World Trade Center. On 9/11, members of the Port Authority Police Department rushed to help rescue thousands of people. Port Authority was in charge of the towers. Thirty-seven Port Authority officers were killed that day, the largest loss of any police department in the nation's history. Back then, NPR's Chris Arnold reported on the department and he returned yesterday following the news of Osama bin Laden's death.

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4:00am

Tue May 3, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Bin Laden's Death Ends A Key Chapter In Terror War

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Michigan Republican Congressman Mike Rogers says the death of Osama bin Laden, quote, "closes a key chapter in the war on terror." But in a statement released yesterday, he also said the fight will go on until al-Qaida has been eliminated. Rogers is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. He's on the line with us now.

Good morning, sir.

Representative MIKE ROGERS (Republican, Alabama): Good morning. Thanks for having me.

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4:00am

Tue May 3, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Neighbors Didn't Question Pakistani Compound

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

The compound where Osama bin Laden was killed has been sealed off since yesterday by Pakistani troops. News reporters were kept several hundred yards from the building until just a short time ago.

NPR's Julie McCarthy managed to reach the outer perimeter of the compound. After spending the day speaking with neighbors, she joins us now.

Julie, can you tell us what you're seeing?

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