National

2:30am

Mon August 20, 2012
Remembrances

Tony Scott's Death Probed As Suicide

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 11:50 am

Tony Scott's breakout hit was Top Gun, a drama about fighter pilots in training, starring Tom Cruise.
AP

When people talk about Tony Scott's movies, the same words often come up: stylish, exuberant and kinetic. Three years ago, in a video interview with The Guardian, Scott explained why watching his movies could sometimes be exhausting.

"I have this natural energy that I want to inject into what I do," he said. "The worlds that I touch, I sort of embrace those worlds, and I always look for that energetic side of the worlds that I'm touching."

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10:46pm

Sun August 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 11:50 am

Attorneys Cheryl Curtis and her husband, Dana Foster, live in Washington, D.C., and donate generously to a nearby nonprofit that helps low-income residents. "Now that I have more, I want to give to organizations that provide just basic food for people," Curtis says.
Pam Fessler NPR

Ever wonder how charitable the people are who live in your state or community? It turns out that lower-income people tend to donate a much bigger share of their discretionary incomes than wealthier people do. And rich people are more generous when they live among those who aren't so rich.

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4:00pm

Sun August 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Teen Pregnancy Declines, But U.S. Still Lags Behind

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 4:20 pm

Roxana Castro sits in an orange chair in the waiting room at Mary's Center in Washington, D.C. She's 17, and expecting a baby boy next month. The pregnancy was a surprise, she says, mostly for her parents, but also for the baby's father.

Even with her mother's help, Castro admits she's nervous. The father of the baby says he'll be there, but she knows this is a big responsibility, and says she's not ready to start a family just yet.

"A baby is so fragile," she says. "I don't know how to take care of it or anything."

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3:02pm

Sun August 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Living Above The Past: Museum Opens Up To Tenants

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 4:20 pm

As a living history museum, Strawbery Banke allows visitors to tour historic buildings constructed between 1695 and 1954.
Amanda Loder for NPR

All it takes to enter a time warp in New Hampshire is $15 and a summer afternoon. Spanning more than 250 years of American history, Strawbery Banke is the oldest neighborhood in the state's oldest city, Portsmouth.

It's kind of like Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg — lite. Stationed inside many of the 37 homes are re-enactors in different period garb. Inside a hulking white house, it's 1872.

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2:31pm

Sun August 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Wikileaks Founder Speaks; More NATO Troop Deaths

Good afternoon - here are a few stories we're watching today.

Wikileaks' Assange Demands U.S. Cease 'Witch Hunt'.

Uniformed Afghan Kills NATO Servicemember; 3 NATO Troops Die In Roadside Bombing. (AP)

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