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4:08pm

Wed July 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Photo Of The Day: Interviewing Reindeer In Arctic Russia

David Greene landed this interview at a reindeer farm near Murmansk, Russia.
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NPR reporters are traveling the far North to report for an upcoming series on the thawing Arctic and what that's going to mean to nations in the region. Click here to see their dispatches. NPR's Moscow correspondent David Greene sent this curious photograph:

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3:59pm

Wed July 20, 2011
Politics

The Money Race: How The Candidates Stack Up

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 9:50 am

At first glance, the presidential candidates' quarterly financial reports reveal three winners.

President Obama's fundraising operation outperformed all of the Republican campaigns combined. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised four times as much as the next closest Republican, Rep. Ron Paul. And Rep. Michele Bachmann, despite not announcing officially until mid-June, swept in enough money to startle rivals who had been in the race much longer.

But look deeper, and the picture gets more complicated, especially among the Republicans.

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3:53pm

Wed July 20, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Restaurants Often Miss The Mark On Calorie Counts

Researchers say some food items at restaurants may not have accurate calorie counts.
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Shots has often wondered if restaurant menus are, in fact, accurate when it comes to calories. Could that pasta with scallops and shrimp really only be 650 calories? Is a slice of veggie pizza just 208 calories? And is the grilled salmon bowl with brown rice a more healthful choice?

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3:52pm

Wed July 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Larry Summers Has Some Choice Words For Winklevoss Twins

Back when Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were at Harvard, the twins took their accusations that Zuckerberg had stolen their idea for Facebook to the then president of the school Larry Summers.

The twins have been involved in a years-long legal battle with Facebook and have refused to walkaway with a $65 million settlement.

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3:40pm

Wed July 20, 2011
Around the Nation

Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Nation Sweats It Out

Eric Rebolledo, a repairman for AllTemp heating and air conditioning in Chicago, works on an air-conditioning unit on the roof of an apartment building. "I don't remember it being this hot for at least 10 years that I can recall," he says. "This is unusual, man, so it's gonna create some havoc with the air-conditioning systems."
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The heat wave that's covering the Midwest is slowly moving eastward, but it will be a few days before people in the central part of the country begin to feel any relief.

A combination of stagnant heat and humidity has lead to some type of heat advisory in more than 30 states. In many cases, temperatures are reaching well into the 90s or even topping 100 degrees, with heat index values well into the triple digits.

Melissa Eland was carrying three water bottles, trying to stay cool, as she walked to class at Indiana University.

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