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7:30am

Fri April 22, 2011
The Two-Way

In Libya, McCain Says Rebels Are Heroes

"They are my heroes," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said today as he visited Benghazi, Libya — a rebel-held city where the opposition to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is centered.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and top GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is the highest-ranking American official to visit rebel-held Eastern Libya, The Associated Press writes.

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7:20am

Fri April 22, 2011
Around the Nation

Nebraska's Sally Gordon To Retire At 102

Originally published on Fri April 22, 2011 6:08 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Nebraska's assistant sergeant-in-arms will work her last day on Tuesday. 102-year-old Sally Gordon told the Lincoln Journal Star she wants to retire while she's still young. She often walks seven blocks to work where she passes messages to lawmakers and keeps order in the chambers. Still beautiful, the former model is known for her stylish hats at the state capitol - a building that Sally Gordon watched being built in 1922.

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7:15am

Fri April 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Protests Under Way In Syria; Tear Gas Reportedly Being Fired

"Syrian security forces fired tear gas on Friday to disperse a pro-democracy protest in the historic Midan district of Damascus," a witness tells Reuters.

And in the southern city of Daraa, several thousand people are demonstrating, Reuters says.

For about five weeks now, some Syrians have been taking to the streets to demand reforms and express opposition to the regime of President Bashar Assad.

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7:13am

Fri April 22, 2011
Asia

Chinese Man To Pay To Look Like Shakespeare

To be or not to be — William Shakespeare. According to China National Radio, a best-selling author plans to shell out more than $150,000 for plastic surgery to transform himself into Shakespeare's spitting image.

6:29am

Fri April 22, 2011
Technology

Google Tweak's Algorithm To Spot 'Content Farms'

How-to content on the Internet has become popular and profitable. Google recently changed its search algorithm because it didn't like the glut of sites that show up every time you search how to do something.

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