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8:25am

Fri August 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Schism, New Indictments Follow Polygamist Leader's Conviction

A letter sent by email and snail mail urges the followers of polygamist leader and convicted pedophile Warren Jeffs to "come clean ... or you are going down with the wicked and the damned."

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7:56am

Fri August 19, 2011
World Cafe

Kate Bush On World Cafe

Kate Bush discusses her new album, Director's Cut, on today's World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artist.

Kate Bush's first album, Kick Inside, was released in 1978, when Bush was just 19 years old. The single, "Wuthering Heights," shot to the top of the UK pop charts and stayed at No. 1 for months.

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7:45am

Fri August 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Stocks Open Lower

In the first 15 minutes or so of trading on Wall Street, the stock market — as expected — headed south. But the decline was not precipitous. After initially falling about 100 points (around 1 percent), the Dow Jones industrial average recovered some and was off only around 50 points.

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7:15am

Fri August 19, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Third Haboob Of Summer Covers Phoenix In Sand And Dust

The area around Phoenix was hit by its third "haboob" of the summer last evening, as strong winds sent a huge cloud of sand and dust rolling over the area.

The Arizona Republic says that "blowing dust blanketed much of the Valley ... reducing visibility to less than a quarter-mile."

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7:06am

Fri August 19, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Buzz Kill: Marijuana Genome Sequenced For Health, Not Highs

Originally published on Tue August 23, 2011 9:42 am

The scientists who sequenced the marijuana plant say they hope the next generation of pot will have stronger therapeutic compounds.
JUAN MABROMATA AFP/Getty Images

Stoners and scientists alike may be stoked to learn that a startup biotech company has completed the DNA sequence of Cannabis sativa, or marijuana. But here's something that could ruin a high: The company hopes the data will help scientists breed pot plants without much THC, the mind-altering chemical in the plant. The goal is instead to maximize other compounds that may have therapeutic benefits.

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