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7:00am

Mon September 23, 2013
The Two-Way

No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line

Enio Guarnieri of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in his 1972 Volkswagen. Soon, the last of the vans will be made in a nearby factory.
Andre Penner AP

We just tripped over some news that's got us a bit bummed out:

The last Volkswagen "hippie bus" is due to roll off an an assembly line in Brazil on Dec. 31.

It seems the van that became known as the transportation of choice for counter-culture folks in the '60s can't be made with the air bags and other safety equipment that "the man" wants it to have.

So Volkswagen is ending production in the last place where the van's still made; a factory near Sao Paulo.

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6:36am

Mon September 23, 2013
Africa

Survivor Of Kenya Mall Attack Describes Horrible Situation

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:35 am

Efforts are underway in Nairobi to remove the militants and others trapped in the high-end shopping mall after it was attack on Saturday. For more on what the situation is like, David Greene talks to an American who works for a non-governmental organization. She asks only to be identified by her first name Lauren.

5:40am

Mon September 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Kenyan Police Say They're 'In Charge' Of The Mall

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 5:15 am

Kenyan soldiers outside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi on Monday. Inside, attackers had killed dozens of shoppers, wounded more and it was feared they also had hostages.
Daniel Irungu EPA/Landov

5:27am

Mon September 23, 2013
Around the Nation

Banned Books Week Highlights What's Taken Out At Schools

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:35 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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5:19am

Mon September 23, 2013
Around the Nation

Pirate Gathering In Virginia Doesn't Come Close To Record

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:35 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene with news of the Pirates falling short. No, not the baseball team, thank goodness. We're talking about International Pirate Day in Newport News, Virginia. Thousands in costumes turned up at The Mariners' Museum. They wanted to break the Guinness record for largest pirate gathering. But shiver me timbers, they fell short and not just by few wooden legs. The museum might give it another heave-ho next year.

Argh, its MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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