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10:58 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Garage Where 'Post' Reporter Met Deep Throat To Be Demolished

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 1:29 pm

The garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met Deep Throat, his secret Watergate source, will be demolished to make way for residential and commercial buildings.

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The Two-Way
9:37 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Militants Attack Kenyan Town, Leaving Dozens Of People Dead

A man observes the remains of destroyed vehicles and buildings in the town of Mpeketoni, about 60 miles from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya on Monday.
Uncredited AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 12:52 pm

Kenya saw another deadly attack when armed militants stormed a small coastal town Sunday night, leaving at least 48 people dead.

Kenya's Standard Digital reports that police warned the death toll could climb higher. The Standard adds:

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The Two-Way
8:19 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Formula One Great Michael Schumacher Comes Out Of Coma

Michael Schumacher in April 2012.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has been moved from a French hospital to one in Switzerland where he will continue his rehabilitation.

That news comes from his manager, Sabine Kehm, who talked to The Associated Press.

Schumacher, if you remember, had been in a medically-induced coma after a suffering a head injury while skiing in December.

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The Two-Way
7:42 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 8:35 pm

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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The Two-Way
7:39 am
Mon June 16, 2014

In Escalation, Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Naftogaz Chairman Andrew Kobolev speaks to reporters Monday outside the government building in Kiev, Ukraine.
Sergei Chuzavkov AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 12:31 pm

Escalating a long-running conflict, Russia said it has decided to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine on Monday.

The move comes after the two sides failed to find common ground on the price of natural gas in light of Ukraine's outstanding gas bill. Perhaps more importantly, it marks another chapter in the conflict between the two countries, which flared after a popular uprising in Ukraine ousted pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.

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The Two-Way
6:53 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Obama: 275 Troops Will Go To Iraq As Militants Take Ground

This video image posted last week by Iraqi0Revolution, a group supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, purportedly shows a militant standing in front of a burning Iraqi army vehicle in Tikrit, Iraq.
AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:26 pm

President Obama has informed Congress that 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel will go to Iraq to provide security for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, as a militant Sunni group continues its offensive in the country, seizing control of the northern town of Tal Afar.

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The Two-Way
10:54 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title

Manu Ginobili (#20) celebrates with Matt Bonner (#15) of the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals on Sunday.
Andy Lyons Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:57 am

In a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory.

After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. When the game resumed, they never looked back and were up by more than 20 points multiple times in the second half.

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The Two-Way
3:51 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Pakistan Launches Large Ground Offensive Against Taliban

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 6:55 pm

Pakistan has launched a major offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan, mobilizing some 70,000 soldiers and launching air attacks against insurgents in the region.

Reporting from Islamabad, NPR's Philip Reeves tells our Newscast unit the offensive comes after militants stormed the Karachi airport a week ago, leaving 37 people dead.

Philip filed this report:

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The Two-Way
3:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 6:58 pm

Science teachers may have to add a whole new layer to the water cycle.

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water hiding up to 400 miles beneath the surface.

The discovery could transform our understanding of how the planet was formed, suggesting that Earth's water may have come from within, rather than from collisions with large, icy comets.

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