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9:34am

Mon August 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Officials Say New Orleans Better Prepared For Hurricane, But Residents Still Nervous

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 12:46 pm

While soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac isn't looking like another Katrina, the storm is expected to pick up steam as it heads toward a landfall, conjuring up powerful memories of the disaster seven years ago.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared a state of emergency for New Orleans on Sunday, warning residents to "think about how you will spend time without power or water."

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7:13am

Mon August 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Isaac Heads For Louisiana; Taliban Kill 17

Good morning - so far today, we're following these stories:

-- Tropical Storm Isaac Strengthens At It Heads Toward Louisiana

-- Taliban Blamed For Killing 17 Partygoers

And here are more early stories:

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5:12am

Mon August 27, 2012
Around the Nation

United Flight Attendant, 83, Ends 63-Year Career

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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4:51am

Mon August 27, 2012
Around the Nation

Ocean City, Md., Falls Short Of Bikini Record

A Chinese city set the record for the most women to participate in a parade while wearing bikinis. Over the weekend, Ocean City, Md., set out to break the record of 1,085 — but fell far short at 325. Organizers blame the rainy weather for holding down turnout.

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2:56am

Mon August 27, 2012
Remembrances

Astronaut Neil Armstrong 'Embodied Our Dreams'

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 8:56 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED AUDIO)

NEIL ARMSTRONG: That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Let's remember the man who spoke those words on the moon. Neil Armstrong died on Saturday after a lifetime that inspired many people, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium who is on the line. Good morning. Welcome back to the program.

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Yeah, good morning. Thanks for having me back.

INSKEEP: So how did you meet Neil Armstrong?

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