1:15pm

Wed June 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Wimbledon Executive: We'd Like Less Grunting From Players

The head of Wimbledon is wading into a decades-old debate in the tennis world.

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1:05pm

Wed June 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Pulitzer-Winning Reporter: I Am An Undocumented Immigrant

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 3:01 pm

Watch in coming days to see how this story plays out in the always hot immigration debate:

Jose Antonio Vargas, a reporter who shared a Pulitzer Prize when he was with The Washington Post, reveals today that he is an "undocumented immigrant" and that he has over the years obtained (with help) a series of false documents to conceal that fact from employers.

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12:40pm

Wed June 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Economic Recovery Continues, But Is Slower Than Expected, Fed Says

"The economic recovery is continuing at a moderate pace, though somewhat more slowly" than they had expected, policymakers at the Federal Reserve just reported.

In a statement issued at the conclusion of their latest meetings, the central bankers said that data collected since April indicate that growth has been hurt by:

-- "Higher food and energy prices" that are cutting into consumer spending.

-- "Supply chain disruptions associated with the tragic events in Japan."

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12:00pm

Wed June 22, 2011
World

UN Recognizes Gay Rights As Human Rights

Last week, the United Nations passed a resolution recognizing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for the first time. However, many Muslims and African countries voted against the resolution. To learn more about it, host Michel Martin speaks with Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.

12:00pm

Wed June 22, 2011
Food

With Global Hunger Up, G-20 Talks Food Security

The World Bank says wheat prices have more than doubled since June 2010. Corn, rice and oil prices have also spiked, which means there are millions more hungry people worldwide. The dire situation brings together agriculture secretaries and ministers from the top 20 economies in the world. They convene today and tomorrow. Host Michel Martin discusses the meeting with David Nabarro, United Nations Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition.

11:34am

Wed June 22, 2011
The Two-Way

'Ulster Volunteer Force' Blamed For Starting Belfast Violence

Two nights in a row of riots in Belfast, Northern Ireland, — the most intense such violence in several years — are largely being blamed by authorities on members of the Ulster Volunteer Force, The Guardian and other news outlets report.

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11:08am

Wed June 22, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Risk Of Diabetes A Little

Now there's some more evidence that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs can raise the risk for diabetes. But doctors say the small increase seen doesn't mean people at risk for serious heart trouble should stop taking the medicines.

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10:54am

Wed June 22, 2011
Latin America

Mexico Captures Alleged Head Of Cultlike Cartel

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:43 am

Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, aka El Chango or "The Monkey," was paraded before members of the media Wednesday in Mexico City.
MIguel Tovar AP

Mexican federal police said Wednesday that they had dealt a lethal blow to one of the country's most notorious drug cartels following an operation that nabbed the alleged leader of the cultlike, pseudo-Christian La Familia cartel.

Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, nicknamed El Chango, or "The Monkey," was apprehended Tuesday in the central state of Aguascalientes, officials said. La Familia terrorized western Mexico from its headquarters in Michoacan province, and Mendez is accused of moving tons of cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana to the U.S.

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10:45am

Wed June 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Ai Weiwei Released On Bail, Chinese State News Agency Says

Ai Weiwei in October 2009.
Miguel Villagran Getty Images

"The Beijing police department said Wednesday that Ai Weiwei has been released on bail because of his good attitude in confessing his crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from," China's state-controlled Xinhua news agency reports.

That officially sanctioned story also says that:

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10:16am

Wed June 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Rig Owner Blames BP For Gulf Oil Disaster

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 8:44 am

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard Getty Images

Saying that "as operator of the Macondo well, BP directed all aspects of its development," the owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 today made its case that the blame for the worst oil spill in U.S. history should be placed on the shoulders of the British company.

Transocean has posted the results of its internal investigation online here. It says that:

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