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5:32am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Done In A Day: China Wraps Up Murder Trial Of Once-Prominent Politician's Wife

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 7:10 am

Gu Kailai during today's trial at the Hefei Intermediate People's Court. (Screen image from Chinese TV.)
Reuters /Landov
  • Frank Langfitt on 'Morning Edition'

As we said two weeks ago, China's state-controlled media had already concluded that Gu Kailai was guilty of murder even before any sort of a trial.

Today in central China the wife of once-prominent politician Bo Xilai got her day in court.

Literally.

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8:27pm

Wed August 8, 2012
London Olympics

Letters From London: August 8th

A Beefeater at the Tower of London, from July 25, 2012.
William Hobbs Flickr - Creative Commons

4:28pm

Wed August 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama App Showing Nearby Democrats Has Some Concerned About Privacy

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 8:20 am

A screenshot of the new Obama campaign app.
Pro-Publica

A mobile phone application released by the campaign of President Obama last week has some privacy advocates crying foul.

The app taps publicly available data and allows you see registered Democrats near you. It shows the Democrats' first name, last initial, age and their home address.

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3:06pm

Wed August 8, 2012
Religion

The Most Influential Evangelist You've Never Heard Of

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 6:14 pm

Republican activist David Barton speaks before testifying before the Texas State Board of Education in 2009.
Harry Cabluck AP

David Barton says Americans have been misled about their history. And he aims to change that.

"It's what I would call historical reclamation," Barton explains, in his soft but rapid-fire voice. "We're just trying to get history back to where it's accurate. If you're going to use history, get it right."

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2:45pm

Wed August 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Researcher: Temple Gunman Said Military Experience Drove Him To Hate

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 4:15 pm

Wade Michael Page, in a photo released by police.
Oak Creek Police

Pete Simi says that when he heard it was Wade Michael Page who police said killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday, he felt "sick to my stomach."

Simi, a professor of criminology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and co-author of American Swastika, realized that he had talked to Page at length during his research on the white power movement in the United States.

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