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9:10am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

'Explosive' Or 'Yawn': Obama Video Touted By Fox Sparks Race Debate

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 10:42 am

A screenshot of a video published by the Daily Caller.
Daily Caller

Last night, Drudge Report trotted out its siren. Fox News, it reported, would be airing "Obama's other race speech."

Sean Hannity, who aired the video on his show, said it was a "bombshell... that could dramatically impact the race for the White House."

At one point in the video, Obama says he's going off script. He goes on to imply that the government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina was partly due to the fact that many in the city were black.

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8:39am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Los Angeles Overturns Its Brand New Ban On Marijuana Shops

Pedestrians pass a medical marijuana dispensary in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles on July 24, 2012.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Faced with several lawsuits, petitions with thousands of signatures and heavy criticism, the Los Angeles City Council reversed itself yesterday. In a preliminary vote, members ended the city's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The ban was only enacted in July.

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7:23am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Second Chance: Adam Greenberg Strikes Out, Gets A Standing Ovation

Adam Greenberg of the Miami Marlins hugs manager Ozzie Guillen after striking out against the New York Mets.
Marc Serota Getty Images

It's rare that a batter receives a standing ovation for a three-pitch strikeout. But that's exactly what happened last night in Miami.

Adam Greenberg came to the plate in a big-league uniform seven years after his only major-league at bat. As Mark told us last week, Greenberg was a Chicago Cub in 2005 making his major league debut against the Marlins.

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6:26am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Senate Panels Finds Anti-Terror, Data-Sharing Centers Were Useless

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 9:11 am

At a fusion center in Las Vegas workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports.
Monica Lam Center for Investigative Reporting

An effort to share counter-terrorism intelligence across federal and local law enforcement has turned out to be a useless and expensive exercise that also put Americans' civil liberties at risk, a newly-released Senate subcommittee report (pdf) finds.

The scathing nature of the report is perhaps best summed up by the testimony of Harold "Skip" Vandover, who headed the reporting branch of the Department of Homeland Security.

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6:11am

Wed October 3, 2012

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