NPR Story
3:00 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Jobs Admirers Converge On Apple Stores

Across the world, admirers of Apple Computers are constructing impromptu shrines outside Apple Stores. Guy Raz hears from people in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, D.C., about what Apple means to them.

The Two-Way
2:45 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

TCU Bolts Big East To Stay Closer To Home In Big 12

With its jump to the Big 12 conference, Texas Christian University continues a game of musical chairs in college sports.

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Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 5:11 pm

With college sports conferences realigning themselves as if they were inspired by the Human Centipede horror films, another twist has emerged today, with Texas Christian University opting to leave the Big East — a conference it had not yet formally joined — in favor of the Big 12.

The move is sure to unsettle the Big East, which has already lost Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the Atlantic Coast Conference. There are also rumblings that the University of Connecticut is interested in leaving for the ACC, as well.

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It's All Politics
2:24 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

All Aboard Cain Train: Man With 9-9-9 Plan Is Latest GOP Darling

It's Herman Cain's moment.

The surprise winner of Florida's recent GOP presidential straw poll has been featured on Page 1 of the New York Times.

He's met with Donald Trump and sat down with The Wall Street Journal and the women of "The View."

He earned Gallup's highest candidate "positive intensity" score of this campaign season.

And is enthusiastically hawking a new memoir (Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House) that's zooming up the bestseller lists.

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Music Interviews
2:13 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place

Thom Yorke at Radiohead's Sept. 28 concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York.

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Radiohead's first hit, "Creep," was everywhere in 1993. The band could have reacted as many other modern-rock acts did in the '90s: by repeating the same old sound, album after album, before fading into the background. Instead, the group made each record a reinvention, from the spare and haunting Kid A to In Rainbows, which sounded, well, sexy. It's all helped make Radiohead one of the most inventive and important bands in the world.

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The Two-Way
1:55 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Rooney's Dad Arrested In Betting Probe, But English Star Is Ready To Play

English soccer star Wayne Rooney during a training session today in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 2:10 pm

After it was announced today that the father of English soccer star Wayne Rooney has been arrested as part of an investigation into betting at a Scottish Premier League match, news outlets in the U.K. got right to the bottom of what they must think is the really important part of the story:

Will Rooney still play in Friday's match between England's national team and Montenegro?

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The Two-Way
1:05 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Read And Watch: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address

Originally published on Fri October 7, 2011 1:33 am

The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has renewed interest in the commencement address he gave at Stanford University in 2005, which drew considerable attention for its content and because Jobs so rarely spoke in public about himself.

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The Two-Way
1:02 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Seemingly Bogus Website Uses 'Occupy Party' Name... To Sell Ads

A new website purports to be the work of "Occupy Party" — but the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn't heard of it. And it mainly features Google Ads, not grass-roots information.

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Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 2:00 pm

As the Occupy Wall Street movement inspires protests in more U.S. cities, a website has popped up that seems to be trading on the group's somewhat nebulous status and lack of formal organization.

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Shots - Health Blog
1:02 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Budget Cuts Deal Setbacks To Community Health Centers

Community health centers were among the big winners in the health care overhaul since the law provided $11 billion over five years to expand their ability to see millions more patients.

But hundreds of health centers aren't feeling so lucky any more.

That's because the Obama administration scaled back some of the expansion plans this year after the federal budget compromise reached in March trimmed government spending.

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