The Two-Way
4:20 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Update: Witnesses Say Plane Almost Hit Nigerian Hospital

A picture taken with a photo camera shows residents of the Iju district of Lagos, Nigeria, gathering at the site where a Dana Air jet crashed into a neighborhood on Sunday.
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Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 5:19 am

There's some new reporting to pass along about Sunday's crash of an airliner in Lagos, Nigeria, which killed more than 150 people on board and a still unknown number of people on the ground:

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Around the Nation
4:16 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Would-Be Bank Robber Gets Stuck In Air Duct

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:10 am

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Around the Nation
4:10 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Fifth-Grader Skips School To See President Obama

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 10:27 am

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Business
3:53 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Spain's Jobless Claims Fall For 2nd Month In A Row

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:10 am

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NPR's business news starts with some good news for Spain.

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Political Junkie
3:48 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Wisconsin Recall Is Just One Of Many Highlights Of Big Tuesday Campaign Day

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Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 12:45 pm

Lots at stake tomorrow, June 5, with primaries in five states, in addition to what would be only the third recall of a sitting governor in U.S. history. Here's the lineup:

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Middle East
3:23 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Assad Deflects Blame In Houla Massacre

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:10 am

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Let's turn to Syria now. Syria's president gave his first public speech in five months yesterday. Bashar al-Assad told the Syrian Parliament that his government was not responsible for the massacre in Houla last month, in which more than 100 people were killed, nearly half of them children. Also, there is new Syria-related violence in northern Lebanon, near the Syrian border. And to talk about this we've reached NPR's Kelly McEvers.

Kelly, good morning.

KELLY MCEVERS, BYLINE: Good morning.

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Europe
2:54 am
Mon June 4, 2012

River Pageant Pays Tribute To Queen's Jubilee

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:12 am

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Bad economic headlines have not stopped the celebration in Britain. Britons are in the midst of a four-day holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. And yesterday the queen herself led a flotilla of a thousand boats on the Thames. It was described as the largest such river pageant in more than 300 years, and Vicki Barker was there.

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Economy
2:53 am
Mon June 4, 2012

EU Tries Keep Eurozone From Going Down The Tubes

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:10 am

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We have just come from a week when officials of the European Union openly warned of the possible downfall of the euro. Billionaire investor George Soros has gone even further. He says the euro crisis could bring down the entire E.U. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.

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Around the Nation
2:26 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Branson's Shows Go On Despite Tornado Damage

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:10 am

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The summer tourism season is what keeps Branson, Missouri thriving. Last year, Branson's live music venues helped draw more than seven million visitors. And so when a tornado tore through the city's popular strip this past February, Branson's future seemed uncertain. As Missy Shelton of member station KSMU reports, city leaders are working hard to let people know that Branson is open for business.

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Election 2012
2:26 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Analysts Try To Define Romney's Foreign Policy

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:10 am

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Now, one way Mitt Romney has challenged President Obama is by going after his foreign policy record. Romney has been especially critical of the president's handling of Iran and Syria. But those attacks aside, some analysts say it's been hard to define where Romney stands on key international issues and whether he differs all that much from the president.

Here's NPR's Jackie Northam.

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