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11:32am

Tue April 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Philly Cops Bust Crime In 140 Characters Or Fewer

Philadelphia Police Detective Joseph Murray of West Philadelphia is an advocate of police tweeting to help engage the community in fighting crime.
Courtesy of Kimberly Paynter

The Philadelphia Police Department is adding a new tool to its crime-fighting arsenal — Twitter. Supporters say the real-time information-sharing could help police build a stronger rapport with residents and better protect them.

West Philadelphia resident Mike Van Helder remembers when police knocked down his neighbor's door at 6 a.m. "There was shouting and loud noises and of course I didn't know what it was about," Van Helder recalls. "And them being my next door neighbors, I was understandably concerned."

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10:00am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Increasingly, Reporters Must First Answer Some Questions

May we see some ID?
Alan Greenblatt

As he's been reporting for NPR.org in recent months, Alan Greenblatt has noticed something unusual: he's increasingly being asked to prove who he is and that he is, in fact, a journalist. Here's what he found when he started to ask why that's happening:

How many people would bother to impersonate a reporter? Enough, apparently, to cause some government officials to do preliminary background checks on people to whom they grant interviews.

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9:14am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Miss Universe Pageant Will Allow Transgendered Women To Compete

Jenna Talackova, a transgendered woman, will be allowed to compete in the trials of the Miss Canada competition, part of the Miss Universe contest.
Reed Saxon AP

Starting in the upcoming pageant year, the Miss Universe contest will admit transgendered women, following an appeal from a contestant in this year's Miss Canada beauty pageant. Vancouver resident Jenna Talackova, who underwent a sex change operation four years ago, was disqualified by Canadian officials when they learned Talackova was originally born a male.

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7:30am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

The Real Mega Millions Lotto Winners: 'The Three Amigos' Claim Their Prize

The three anonymous Mega Millions winners celebrate their $218.6 jackpot with a lotto friend.
Maryland Lottery

Three Maryland public school employees have come forward to claim their portion of the gigantic Mega Millions lottery prize drawn on March 30th. Unlike lotto poseur Mirlande Wilson who held a news conference and talked to the press about her imaginary fortune, these three decided to remain anonymous.

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6:20am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Tips Led To Tulsa Shooting Suspects' Arrests; Police Say They've Confessed

Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 6:31 am

The key moment in the manhunt for suspects in a murder spree that terrorized African-Americans in Tulsa, Okla., came Saturday morning when a tip was called in to the city's Crime Stoppers hotline, the Tulsa World says.

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