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9:25am

Tue April 12, 2011
The Two-Way

'Birther' Issue? Time 'To Put That To Bed,' Obama's Sister Says

Potential Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been talking about it a lot lately, so stories about those who still insist there are questions about whether President Obama was born in Hawaii have been back in the news.

The president's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, says it's time for such talk to stop.

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8:35am

Tue April 12, 2011
The Two-Way

The Devil Is In The Details: Budget Cuts Softened By 'Accounting Gimmicks'

As we learn more about just where the $38 billion in fiscal year 2011 federal budget cuts will come from, news stories are making it appear that the spending reductions will be less historic than both the White House and congressional leaders from both parties have been advertising.

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8:00am

Tue April 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Iman Al-Obeidi: 'I Want My Freedom'

Iman al-Obeidi has now had the chance to speak with journalists — without officials from Moammar Gadhafi's regime listening in — about the rapes and torture she says she endured at the hands of men loyal to Gadhafi.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, accompanied by a correspondent from The Associated Press, interviewed Obeidi in Tripoli on Monday and reported about the conversation on Morning Edition today.

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7:12am

Tue April 12, 2011
Animals

Britain's New Trendy Pet? The Skunk

Forget about ferrets. The latest pet in Britain is the skunk. Apparently the animal can be trained not to cause a stink. Breeders say about 2,000 are now kept as pets.

7:10am

Tue April 12, 2011
Business

Wal-Mart Returns To Its Low Price Roots

Wal-Mart has given up on the upscale end of the downscale market. The retailer suffered a two-year slide in sales. Wal-Mart says it had lost customer confidence in having the lowest price.

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