Classics in Concert
8:27 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Live Wednesday: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

Conductor Robert Spano is returning to Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.
Chris Lee Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The most successful polemical art succeeds first as art. Benjamin Britten proved that with his War Requiem.

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Local News
8:24 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Moving The Ospreys From Their Traffic Camera Perch

Osprey
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SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) - Maryland transportation officials say they're considering building a nesting platform for ospreys who insist on building and rebuilding nests in front of a traffic camera pointed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Transportation Authority tweeted Wednesday that it is consulting with engineers about a platform after removing nests over Route 50 three times. Authority spokesman John Sales says officials got permission to move the nest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The nest did not contain eggs or young birds.

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Local News
8:10 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Delaware High School Graduation Rate Hits 80%

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WASHINGTON (AP) - An annual report on high school graduation says Delaware's high school graduation rate is 80 percent, the same as the nationwide average.

The "Building a Grad Nation" report released Monday shows that in 2012, the latest year for which data is available, schools nationwide posted the highest graduation rate ever. For the first time, the report says, the national high school graduation rate has hit 80 percent.

In Delaware, the graduation rate in 2012 was 80 percent. That's up from 78.5 percent in 2011.

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Local News
7:53 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Governor O'Malley Makes Trip to Progressive Meeting in Europe

Governor Martin O'Malley
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is visiting Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.

The governor is traveling first to Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of a congressional delegation led by the Faith and Politics Institute examining the historic divides on the island and peace and reconciliation efforts.

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Local News
7:42 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Beau Biden's Brother Says A.G.'s Health is Good

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There have been concerns about Attorney General Beau Biden’s health as he gears up for a run for the governor’s chair in Delaware.

But his brother Hunter Biden told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell yesterday that Biden was “doing great”.

The Attorney General went to a cancer facility in Texas recently for a lesion on his brain.

Hunter Biden called it a scare but added his brother is back to work.

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The Two-Way
7:33 am
Thu April 24, 2014

No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:14 am

A large piece of metal found earlier this week on the coast of western Australia, which investigators had called an "object of interest" in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board, is apparently not connected to the missing jet.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reports that "after examining detailed photographs of material washed ashore 10 kilometers east of Augusta, it is satisfied it is not a lead in relation to the search."

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Business
7:30 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.

Around the Nation
7:03 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 7:30 am

The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas.

Europe
6:57 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 7:30 am

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.

The Two-Way
6:49 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

An Afghan police officer kept watch Thursday at the gate of the Cure hospital in Kabul. Earlier, authorities say, a security guard at the hospital opened fire — killing three American citizens.
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Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 12:16 pm

This post is being updated.

Three American citizens were killed Thursday at a Christian organization's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an Afghan security guard opened fire. Another American citizen was reportedly wounded.

One of those killed was an experienced pediatrician from Chicago who had been working at the hospital for seven years, according to media reports. The other two killed were a father and son whose names and ages had not yet been released.

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