The Two-Way
2:33 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Western Retailers To Fund Upgrades At Bangladesh Factories

Relatives on Sunday attempt to identify the bodies of loved ones following from the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Four retailers who represent the largest purchasers of clothes produced in Bangladesh announced Monday that they have will help finance safety upgrades at apparel factories in the South Asia country after the collapse of a garment complex killed more than 1,000 workers.

The news comes as the death toll in the April 24 collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza near Dhaka rose to at least 1,127, according to officials.

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Arts
2:16 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Austin City Limits presents "Radiohead" on Saturday, May 25th at 9 pm

Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage, performing songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs.

Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs.

Austin City Limits airs on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. on channel 3 and 10:00p.m. on channel 3-1.

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Arts
2:11 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Audra McDonald performs on Live From Lincoln Center on Friday, May 24th at 9 pm

Join series host Audra McDonald as she takes center stage to perform new songs and other favorites.

Join five-time Tony Award-winner and series host Audra McDonald as she takes a turn as the featured performer, singing songs from her new album and other favorites in a special spring concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

"Audra McDonald: Go Back Home" on Live From Lincoln Center airs on Friday, May 24th at 9:00 p.m.

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The Two-Way
2:10 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Doctor Found Guilty Of Murder In Late-Term Abortions

Dr. Kermit Gosnell in an undated photo released by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office.
Associated Press

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 2:42 pm

A jury in Philadelphia has found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of first-degree murder in three illegally performed late-term abortions.

The jury also found Gosnell, 72, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who was overdosed on anesthesia while undergoing a second-trimester abortion. He was found not guilty of one other murder charge in the death of an infant. Three other similar counts were thrown out by the judge last month.

The first-degree murder convictions carry a possible death sentence.

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Business
2:07 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"The Untouchables" on Frontline, airs Thursday, May 23rd at 7 pm

Office workers walk past the entrance to Wall Street subway station in New York's financial district.

Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America’s financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street’s leaders have escaped prosecution.

"The Untouchables" on Frontline airs on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3.

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Shots - Health News
1:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Parents Get Crib Sheets For Talking With Kids About Drinking

Parents should tell parents about the risks of drinking long before they pop that first tab, a new campaign says.
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Parents often dread talking to tweens and teens about alcohol. So the government is here to help. Really.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration launched a campaign today that aims to get parents talking with their children about alcohol as early as age 9.

Age 9? Eek!

That early start is important because children start to look at alcohol more positively between ages 9 and 13, researchers say. About 10 percent of 12-year-olds have tried alcohol. That number goes up to 50 percent by age 15.

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The Two-Way
1:51 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Derek Boogaard's Family Sues NHL Over Player's Death In 2011

The family of Derek Boogaard, who died in 2011, has sued the NHL, accusing the league of negligently causing his death.
Ann Heisenfelt AP

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the NHL by the family of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard, who was 28 when he died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone in May of 2011. The suit accuses the NHL of being negligent and with supplying the painkiller to Boogaard.

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Science
1:46 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Learn more about our nearest star, the sun, on "Secrets of the Sun" on Nova, Wednesdays at 8 pm

The Earth’s invisible magnetic field which cocoons us offers some projection against what the Sun occasionally throws in our direction. But recent evidence suggests that the great solar storm of 1859 delivered such a powerful blow that the Earth’s Magnetic field all but collapsed and a powerful electric surge in the atmosphere pulsed across the globe.

It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the sun as they never have before and even re-creating in labs what happens at the very center of the sun.

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Science
1:42 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"The White Lions" on Nature airs on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7 pm

White lion cub Shinga (left) with its tawny cousin Shikota.

This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa’s Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must overcome not only the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.

Nature's "The White Lion" airs on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, Pt. 3" continues on Tuesday, May 21st at 8 pm

Learn about the far-reaching changes created by the Fourteenth Amendment.

Constitution 103- The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” didn’t make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it. The far-reaching changes created by that amendment established new notions of citizenship, equal protection, due process and personal liberty.

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