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2:38pm

Mon May 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Memphis Emergency Official's Plea: Please Don't Go Near The River

While folks in Memphis anxiously watch and wait as the Mississippi River rises and near-historic flooding continues, the local emergency planning director says he's worried about people who are venturing out to see the display of nature's force.

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2:36pm

Mon May 9, 2011
Music Reviews

Raphael Saadiq: Comfort Music, Re-Imagined

I've been thinking a lot lately about pop music's obsession with the past, because my two favorite records of the year so far both sound like they could have been made in the late '60s. One is Helplessness Blues by Fleet Floxes, a young band that sounds like it was suckled on Crosby, Stills & Nash records.

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2:05pm

Mon May 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Hasidic Newspaper Removes Clinton, Another Woman From Iconic Photo

In case you haven't heard about this editorial decision:

Der Tzitung, a Hasidic newspaper published in Brooklyn, stuck with its editorial policy of never printing photos of women (out of fear that the imagery might be too suggestive) when it used the now iconic photo of President Obama and his advisers anxiously waiting for word from Pakistan about the mission to get al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

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1:32pm

Mon May 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Ship With 600 Aboard Sank Outside Port Of Tripoli

United Nations officials are investigating reports that an overcrowded ship with 600 people aboard sank Friday "just outside the port of Tripoli," The Associated Press says.

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1:27pm

Mon May 9, 2011
The Picture Show

Separated By War, Reunited By The Web: Photo Project Links Holocaust Survivors

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:58 am

A photo from the Remember Me? project shows a little girl after World War II
Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sure, tools like Facebook, Twitter and Google provide a wonderful sense of what's happening this instant, anywhere around the world. But they're also being used to unlock mysteries that have existed since the end of World War II.

Millions of children were displaced or separated from their families during the Second World War. Many would never be reunited, and many had no family left.

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