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8:30am

Tue March 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Chilling Video: Newly Released View Of World Trade Center On 9/11

"The whole tower; it's gone. ... Holy crap, they knocked the whole fricking thing down."

You can hear the anguish in a New York City police officer's voice as he watched from above when the World Trade Center towers started to come down on Sept. 11, 2001.

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7:50am

Tue March 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Gadhafi Wants Exit Deal; Opposition Says No

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime has reached out to the rebels seeking to overthrow his government "for some sort of negotiated solution to this crisis," NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro tells our Newscast desk.

But, she says, "officials from the rebel 'government' here have flatly refused to have anything to do with Tripoli as long as Moammar Gadhafi stays in power. They say 'he must go and then we can talk; not before that.' "

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7:48am

Tue March 8, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Cartoon Characters Neutralize Healthful Cereal Messages

It probably comes as no surprise to most parents, and regular readers of our blog, that kids prefer the taste of cereals marketed with popular cartoon characters.

But a new study suggests that a box sporting Shrek or Dora the Explorer may also make children forget their reservations about unhealthful foods.

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7:30am

Tue March 8, 2011
Politics

Recall Efforts In Wisconsin Face Tough Odds

"Throw the bums out" is not an uncommon sentiment among voters disillusioned with elected officials.

But the urge to "throw 'em out" is now so great in Wisconsin, where a budget battle is raging, that many voters can't wait until the next election. Instead, partisans are trying to unseat 16 members of the state Senate through an election recall process, the scope of which has rarely — if ever — been seen.

It's "really unusual," says Thomas Cronin, a Colorado College political science professor who has written about the politics of initiative, referendum and recall.

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7:14am

Tue March 8, 2011
Around the Nation

New Orelans' Mardi Gras Celebrations In Full Swing

It's Fat Tuesday, and the festivities in New Orleans include the Zulu Parade which is a big extravaganza. Rex, the King of Mardi Gras, was given the keys to the city Monday night.

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