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8:57am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Alex Karras, Former NFL Star And Actor, Dies

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 9:36 am

Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions in 1971.
AP

Alex Karras, who was a star defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s and went on to gain other fame for his acting in Hollywood's Blazing Saddles and TV's Webster, has died, according to multiple reports.

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8:03am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Spaniards, Who Usually Aid Others, Being Asked To Help Their Own

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 6:17 pm

In June, people in Madrid came to a distribution center where those in need could get food.
Javier Soriano AFP/Getty Images

(Journalist Lauren Frayer is a frequent contributor to NPR. She files this report from Madrid.)

For decades, the Red Cross has asked Spaniards to donate money to starving children in the Third World. But with Europe's debt crisis, the needy are now right here at home.

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7:50am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Counterfeit Airbags Pose Surprise Hazard To Motorists

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 10:21 am

If the airbag in your car was replaced sometime in the past three years, and it wasn't done at an auto shop attached to a car dealership, there is a small possibility the part could be fake.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to issue an alert today telling consumers whether they should have their vehicles checked for the real McCoy. More than 100 types of vehicle airbags could be involved.

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7:08am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Successful Surgery For Pakistani Girl Whose Shooting Has Caused Outrage

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 8:12 am

The front page of today's The News, in Karachi, Pakistan.
TheNews.com.pk
  • Philip Reeves, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

After several hours of surgery, the girl whose shooting by the Taliban has caused deep anger in Pakistan and has exposed that nation's "deepest fault line," is said to be in stable condition.

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Wed October 10, 2012

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