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7:48am

Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

British Man Who Lost Right To Die Case Is Dead

Tony Nicklinson's wife, Jane, wipes his tears as he learns that a court has denied him the right to medically assisted suicide on Aug. 16, 2012.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Tony Nicklinson received his wish today. After losing a long court battle to get doctors to help him legally end his life, the 58-year-old profoundly disabled man passed away from 'natural causes'; one of them may have been a broken heart.

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7:45am

Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Wildfires Have Burned Nearly 7 Million Acres So Far, Up 6 Percent From Last Year

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 3:08 pm

A photograph from June 8, 2002 shows flames from the Hayman wildfire, which burned in in the Rocky Mountains southwest of Denver.
Bryan Dahlberg/FEMA Getty Images

There's word this morning of another wildfire, this time outside the community of Manton in Northern California, where "dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed," as The Associated Press reports.

Wildfires out West have been a constant topic this summer, it seems, on The Two-Way and other news outlets.

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6:32am

Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Prince Harry Exposed: Photos Show Up Of Naked Royal 'Cavorting' In Vegas

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 8:17 am

Prince Harry, fully clothed, watching a beach volleyball match at the Olympic Games in London on Aug. 8.
Pascal Le Segretain Getty Images

We absolutely, positively will not make a reference to the crown jewels.

Oops, we just did.

It seems that last Friday night in Las Vegas, Prince Harry — third in line to the throne over in England and one of the world's most eligible bachelors — did some "cavorting with two naked women in a Las Vegas hotel room," as the London Evening Standard puts it.

The evening apparently involved some "strip billiards."

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6:26am

Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: No 'Bounce' From Ryan Pick; Case Closed In Rare Buffalo Death

Good morning - we're watching these stories today:

Romney's Pick Of Ryan Hasn't Changed Race, Polls Signal.

Texas Sheriff: Sacred White Buffalo Was Not Slaughtered.

And here are other early stories:

After Controversial Rape Comments, Embattled Rep. Akin Won't Attend GOP Convention In Tampa. (Politico)

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5:51am

Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Texas Sheriff: Sacred White Buffalo Was Not Slaughtered

Lightning Medicine Cloud, a sacred white buffalo, last June.
LM Otero AP

The mystery surrounding the death of a rare white buffalo and the claim by some Lakota Sioux in Texas that it had been killed by other Native Americans deepened Tuesday. A local sheriff announced that investigators believe the animal died of a bacterial disease and said the case is now closed.

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