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2:00am

Wed July 20, 2011
NPR Story

British Panel Releases Critical Report On Hacking Scandal

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to address Parliament Wednesday on the phone-hacking scandal. It is thought he'll give details of a public inquiry into the media, the day after Rupert Murdock and his son were grilled by members of a parliamentary committee. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Phillip Reeves, who is in London.

2:00am

Wed July 20, 2011
Sports

NBA Players Urged To Play Abroad During Lockout

With no signs that the NBA lockout will be resolved anytime soon, the players union is encouraging its members to take their talents overseas. New Jersey Nets Point Guard Deron Williams recently announced that he will play for a team in Turkey. Steve Inskeep talks with Sports Illustrated's Pablo Torre about the possibility more players will follow suit.

10:01pm

Tue July 19, 2011
Tina Brown's Must-Reads

Tina Brown's Must Reads: Reckoning With Rupert

News Corporation Chief Rupert Murdoch leaves the Houses of Parliament in London on July 19, 2011, after giving evidence to a Parliamentary Select Committee on the phone hacking scandal. "This is the most humble day of my life," Murdoch told British lawmakers.
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Tina Brown, editor of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, tells us what she's been reading in a feature that Morning Edition likes to call Word of Mouth.

This month, as Rupert Murdoch's News Corp reels from the News of the World hacking scandal, Brown, whose husband Harold Evans resigned from the Murdoch-owned London Sunday Times in 1982 after a much-publicized imbroglio with the magnate, selects a series of recent news and opinion articles which tackle Murdoch's falling empire from different directions.

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8:00pm

Tue July 19, 2011
Sweetness And Light

Yankees' HOPE Week: Batting A Thousand

At last year's HOPE Week, pitcher Mariano Rivera warmed up with Jorge Grajales before the New York Yankees played the Detroit Tigers. Grajales threw out the game's first pitch.
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Virtually all professional sports franchises make a point of aligning themselves in some ways with charities. From a cynical point of view, it's good public relations. But my experience is that the teams are genuine in their good works. And a funny thing often happens. Perhaps especially where children are involved, some of the athletes who initially look upon their involvement with a team's charity as drudgery — just more PR duty — end up being quite moved.

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11:15am

Tue July 19, 2011
Local

Group Petitions to Ban Medical Marijuana in Fort Collins

Infinite Wellness Center is one of about 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins. The group Concerned Fort Collins Citizens wants to ban storefronts that sell medical marijuana.

Fort Collins could be joining scores of other Colorado cities and counties this November that have banned medical marijuana dispensaries.

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