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12:11pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Religion

Jewish 'Super Bowl' Praises Years Of Talmudic Study

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 4:30 pm

Orthodox Jews celebrate Siyum HaShas by dancing and singing at MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday.
Mel Evans AP

For almost seven and a half years straight, Orthodox Jews around the world have been reading their holy book, the Talmud, cover to cover. Day by day, they read the more than 2,000 pages, and last week, they all celebrated finishing the last page, in an event called Siyum HaShas.

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11:06am

Sat August 4, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: City That Care Forgot

429 Records

Dr. John and the Lower 911 recorded an album in 2008 called City That Care Forgot. There was a negative reaction from a number of reviewers.

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12:31pm

Fri August 3, 2012
The Two-Way

'Entire World' Has Responded To The $500 Tip 'Last Wish,' Brother Says

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 4:06 pm

Aaron Collins, who wanted to leave a big tip.
Facebook.com/AaronsLastWish
  • Seth Collins on the outpouring of support
  • Seth Collins on what Aaron would think

The positive reaction to "Aaron's Wish" — a young Kentucky man's request that after he died his family give some lucky waiter or waitress an "awesome" tip of at least $500 — continues.

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8:25am

Fri August 3, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: How To Survive An Office Shooting: Run. Hide. Fight.

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 9:08 am

The city of Houston prepared a very realistic six minute video instructing people what to do should a gunman open fire in a public place.
City Of Houston

Emergency responders pose this scenario: you're deep in work at your desk, when suddenly the sound of gunfire and screaming wash over you. Somebody is repeatedly firing a gun in your office and your co-workers are hurt or, perhaps, dead.

What do you do?

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1:30am

Fri August 3, 2012
Planet Money

Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 8:04 am

In one part of the BLS offices, a supervisor rings this bell to let employees know that it is officially 8:30 AM.
Bureau of Labor Statistics

The single most important number in the U.S. economy comes out on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. That's when the government reports how many jobs were added or gained in the previous month.

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