12:48pm

Tue April 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Mexican Teen Who Dreamed Of Royal Wedding Rebuffed By British Immigration

In a last ditch attempt to bear witness to the Royal Wedding, Estibalis Chavez, 19, staged a 16-day hunger strike in front of the British Embassy. As we reported last week, the stunt didn't land her an official invitation but a good samaritan ponied up enough money to get her on a plane and head to London.

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12:30pm

Tue April 26, 2011
The Record

Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Has Died

Phoebe Snow had one of the most distinctive voices in pop music. It went silent Tuesday morning, more than a year after Snow suffered a brain hemorrhage. She was 58.

Snow was 22 when "Poetry Man" reached the Top 10 in 1975. The song sounded like nothing else on the radio. It was refreshing and unusual to see someone embraced on the strength of her voice and songwriting alone — and not her looks. She was not the prefab concoction we've come to know as a pop princess, yet Snow soon graced the cover of Rolling Stone.

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12:25pm

Tue April 26, 2011
Marijuana

Marijuana Advocates Make Unusual Case Against Prohibition

Cannabis Plant
Photo by LancerenoK

Women and college students in favor of legalizing marijuana made an unusual case for it at the state capitol today, saying greater acceptance of pot could reduce alcohol-related sexual violence on campus.

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12:00pm

Tue April 26, 2011
William And Kate: The Royal Wedding

Royal Union Brings Out Indifference In Many Brits

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:57 am

In one of their last public appearances before their wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at Witton Country Park in Darwen, England, on April 11.
Tim Hales AP

Shortly after dawn on Friday morning — a full five hours before the show actually starts — Irene Bunn will plant herself in front of her TV, forget her worldly worries, and wait in joyous fascination for two people nearly a third her age to arrive at the altar and take their vows.

She's no drinker, but later in the day she'll make an exception and treat herself to a celebratory glass of wine.

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11:54am

Tue April 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Suspect In Colorado Pipe Bomb Incident Arrested

The man wanted in connection to the discovery of a pipe bomb and two propane tanks at a Colorado shopping mall last week has been arrested in Boulder, The Denver Post reports.

It quotes law enforcement sources as saying that Earl Albert Moore, 65, was taken into custody at a supermarket.

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11:40am

Tue April 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: Justice Drops Probe Of Leaker Who Exposed Bush-Era Wiretapping

"The Justice Department has dropped its long-running criminal investigation of a lawyer who publicly admitted leaking information about President George W. Bush's top-secret warrantless wiretapping program to The New York Times," Politico reports.

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11:27am

Tue April 26, 2011
Digital Life

Privacy 2.0: We Are All Celebrities Now

Originally published on Wed April 27, 2011 10:22 am

Actress Reese Witherspoon is among a number of celebrities who yearn for privacy.
Peter Kramer AP

Privacy is an endangered species.

Just ask teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. On a recent trip to Israel, he was hounded by photographers. "You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places," Bieber posted on Twitter.

Or actress Reese Witherspoon. In the May issue of Vogue, she says it is so hard for her to go out in public, she sometimes just stays in her car and cries.

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11:17am

Tue April 26, 2011
Business

CU Named as Solar Finalist

National Solar Observatory

The University of Colorado Boulder is a step closer to becoming the new headquarters for one of the world’s largest solar research facilities.

The National Solar Observatory is the nation’s top ground-based scientific program studying solar physics and space weather. Of six institutions competing to be the NSO’s new home, CU Boulder and the University of Alabama-Huntsville have been selected as finalists.

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11:09am

Tue April 26, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Faith-Based Groups Share Burden Of Health Costs ... With Limits

The Bible says that Christians should share each other's burdens, and for some, that means sharing the burden of medical bills. They join together in health care sharing ministries, usually paying monthly "shares" of a few hundred dollars or more to cover other members' health care expenses. They then get their own expenses covered in turn.

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11:02am

Tue April 26, 2011
Business

Ford Reports Best 1st-Quarter Profit In 13 Years

The automaker said Tuesday that net income rose to about $2.5 billion, up from $2 billion in the same quarter last year and its best first-quarter performance since 1998. Ford sold plenty of F-series pickup trucks and Explorer SUVs. But unlike in the past, when big gas-guzzlers were cash cows for American automakers, it's Ford's smaller, fuel-efficient cars that are driving its earnings.

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