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8:06am

Tue November 19, 2013
The Two-Way

University Of Texas Students Cancel 'Catch An Illegal Immigrant Game'

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 8:41 am

Students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus near the school's iconic tower in Austin, Texas.
Eric Gay AP

Update at 10 a.m. ET. Game Has Been Cancelled:

Our friends at NPR member station KUT report the Young Conservatives of Texas has called off a game of "catch an illegal immigrant," which had sparked condemnation from the University of Texas at Austin community at large.

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7:10am

Tue November 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Picture This: Selfie Is 'Word Of The Year'

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 11:19 am

If old bloggers are doing it when they bike, then you know the word "selfie" has gone mainstream.
Mark Memmott NPR

Oxford Dictionaries has decided that 2013's word of the year is selfie — and if you don't know what the word means, you may not be a somewhat self-absorbed type who likes to share photos you take of yourself. (Just kidding, selfie fans!)

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6:24am

Tue November 19, 2013
Parallels

World Headlines: Argentina's Kirchner Returns To Presidency

In this frame grab from a video released by Argentina's presidency, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez holds a gift from a supporter given to her while recovering from surgery. She returned to work Monday, meeting with Cabinet ministers and recording a video that showed her in good spirits weeks after surgery to drain blood from inside her skull.
AP

Argentina, La Nacion

She's back.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has resumed duties a month after undergoing brain surgery to remove a clot found during a routine examination.

"Thank you ... to the thousands of Argentines who have been praying for me," she said in a televised address.

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6:18am

Tue November 19, 2013
The Two-Way

NSA Releases Some Files On Electronic Surveillance

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 8:17 am

Reporters on the national security beat are sifting through about 1,000 pages of newly declassified documents that the National Security Agency released late Monday.

The heavily redacted records, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement, "demonstrate the care with which NSA's foreign intelligence collection ... is run, managed, and overseen."

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5:38am

Tue November 19, 2013
The Two-Way

LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 8:14 am

President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as inscribed on the stone at the Lincoln Memorial.
Pat Benic UPI/Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': The Gettysburg Address put in historical context
  • The Gettysburg Address, read by historian Eric Foner and NPR staff

On this 150 anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, his words — not ours — are important.

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