Around the Nation
4:30 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Comedian Sells Out Concert Tour In Less Than 2 Days

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:50 am

Comedian Louis C.K. sold out his tour while bypassing ticket services like Ticketmaster. He sold tickets on his website for a flat fee of $45. He raised $4.5 million.

Europe
4:26 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Smell Leads Police To 9.5 Tons Of Stolen Garlic

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer with a culinary misadventure. Even before Austrian police pulled over three trucks near the Hungarian border yesterday, they could sense something kinky - make that stinky. The trucks had foreign license plates, were way overloaded and police did not need sniffer dogs to know what kind of contraband they'd captured. More than nine tons of stolen Spanish garlic, presumably bound for goulash. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

The Two-Way
4:21 am
Thu June 28, 2012

'Hell In The Rearview Mirror' As Coloradoans Flee Wildfires

Mikke Carlson took photos of the smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire while wearing a gas mask on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chris Schneider Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 11:27 am

Update at 2:30 p.m. ET. Our Latest Headline:

Good News: 'Great Progress' Reported In Fighting Colorado Springs Fire.

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Sports
4:11 am
Thu June 28, 2012

NBA Hopeful Davis Trademarks Unibrow Phrases

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The NBA draft is today. And the likely number one pick has two amazing physical features. Anthony Davis is 6'10" and he'll make millions with his shot-blocking skills. He's also got a famous unibrow. Davis has just trademarked the phrases his unbroken brow has inspired - fear the brow and raise the brow. Davis told CNBC not even a deal with a razor company could get him to shave it. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

Business
2:51 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Google Is The Latest To Get Into Computer Tablets

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Google opened its World Wide Developers conference yesterday with a few announcements — the most notable is its entry into the highly competitive tablet market.

LAURA SYDELL, BYLINE: As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, with the Nexus 7, Google is headed for a market somewhere between the Amazon Fire and Apple's iPad.

It's called the Nexus 7 because it's a seven-inch tablet. Google also announced more content for its online store. In addition to music, movies and books, they will have TV shows and magazines.

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Politics
2:45 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Tentative Deal On Transportation Reached

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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In Washington, House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal to fund highway and transportation projects for the next two years. This averts what could have been a dramatic shutdown after years of temporary extensions. The Senate could vote as soon as today, with the House likely to vote Friday.

NPR's Tamara Keith has details.

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Business
2:39 am
Thu June 28, 2012

News Corp. To Announce Company Split

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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And we reported, yesterday, that Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News Corp. was considering splitting itself into two separate companies. The company's board of directors approved a split last night.

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Middle East
2:29 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Contact Group To Focus On Syrian Political Transition

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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Around the Nation
2:16 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Colorado Using Half Of U.S. Wildfire Fighting Resources

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

A massive wildfire near Colorado Springs is threatening thousands of homes and the nearby Air Force Academy. Fire management officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders for more than 30,000 homes. New students are set to arrive at the Air Force Academy on Thursday.

Europe
2:16 am
Thu June 28, 2012

European Leaders Grapple With Saving Euro

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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