9:54am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Police: Three More Individuals In Custody

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 2:53 pm

Items FBI agents say were inside a backpack recovered from a landfill in New Bedford. Investigators say the backpack was thrown in the trash by friends of Tsarnaev.
FBI

(Most recent update: 4:36 p.m. ET.)

Three 19-year-old men — two of them University of Massachusetts Dartmouth college students from Kazakhstan who were friends with Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — were taken into custody Wednesday by authorities in Boston. The third individual, an American citizen, was also a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Tsarnaev was enrolled.

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9:49am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Pew Study: Many Muslims Believe In Mixing Mosque And State

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 10:13 am

Faithful in Bangladesh offer Friday prayers during a street protest in the capital, Dhaka, in March.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Most Muslims around the globe tend to be deeply committed to their faith and believe that it should shape not only their personal lives, but the societies they live in, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center (PDF).

Pew's face-to-face survey of more than 38,000 Muslims, including many in the United States, between 2008-12 produced a telling snapshot of attitudes and beliefs.

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9:47am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Snow In May? The Nation's Midsection Bundles Up

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 2:56 pm

Snow clings to flowers in Denver on Wednesday. As much as a foot of snow is forecast for some areas of Colorado.
Ed Andrieski AP

Update at 4:55 P.M ET: The Associated Press reports that Cheyenne, Wyo. has now received at least 15 inches of snow.

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9:31am

Wed May 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

Ratting Out TB: Scientists Train Rodents To Diagnose Disease

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:39 am

Abdullah Mchumvu has been training African giant pouched rats for more than a decade in Morogoro, Tanzania.
Jonathan Kalan for NPR

Rats are notorious for spreading nasty diseases. Think the plague, lassa fever and even salmonella.

But could some jumbo-size African rodents help health workers diagnose diseases more quickly? They just might.

A group in Tanzania is training rats to detect tuberculosis in people. The critters in question are African giant pouched rats. They are about twice the size of your average house gerbil — and half as pretty.

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9:27am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Doubles Down On Double Entendres In Strip Club Case

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 4:27 pm

The judge's name for the case says quite a bit about his opinion.
WOAI.com

In what Huffington Post Business calls "one of the funniest, most eloquent court documents we've ever seen," a federal judge in Texas has loaded up his ruling on a case involving San Antonio strip clubs with at least 17 double entendres.

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