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8:30am

Thu April 14, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: San Fran To Paris In Two Minutes, With An Aurora Borealis

If you haven't seen it yet, and have 120 seconds to spare, we recommend watching SF to Paris In Two Minutes, a clever creation from entrepreneur/artist/photographer Nate Bolt.

It has, as they say, gone viral since he put it on YouTube on April 1 — in part because of the cool views of an aurora borealis that he captured from his seat aboard an Air France flight.

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8:00am

Thu April 14, 2011
The Two-Way

More Air Traffic Controllers Caught Sleeping; FAA Vows To Fix Problem

Update at 10:35 a.m. ET. FAA Official Resigns:

Hank Krakowski, head of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization has resigned. We've have more about that here.

Our original post:

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7:37am

Thu April 14, 2011
Strange News

Video Captures Czech President Pocketing Pen

Thousands of Czech Republic citizens want to make sure they're not embarrassed again. Their president was caught on tape pocketing a pen encrusted with Chilean stones. Vaclav Klaus says it's normal to walk away with pens from a signing ceremony.

7:26am

Thu April 14, 2011
Latin America

Dying Language Speakers Won't Talk To Each Other

Manuel Segovia and Isidro Velazquez are the only two people in the world who still speak Ayapaneco. This centuries-old language of Mexico is in danger of becoming extinct, and yet, the two aren't talking. An anthropologist working on a dictionary with the two aging men described Segovia as a "little prickly" and Velazquez as "more stoic."

4:24am

Thu April 14, 2011
Politics

Public Employees Feel The Heat In The Sunshine State

As in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states, Florida's public employees and their unions are on the defensive.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott has proposed a budget that cuts thousands of public jobs and requires workers to contribute part of their salaries to their pensions.

Plus, the Republican-controlled Legislature is close to adopting a measure that directly targets public employee unions.

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