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Bank Of America Reports $6.2 Billion Profit — Though the number is huge - $6.2 billion - this morning's third-quarter profit news from Bank of America is generating a lot of "yeah, but" analyses. As in: - "It booked that profit largely on selling a bunch of assets and an accounting bonus to account for the declining value of its debt." - Afghans revive 'buzkashi' — Afghans revive 'buzkashi' By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY Afghanistan's national sport, buzkashi, was banned by the Taliban, which thought nearly all forms of entertainment were immoral. But in the year since the fundamentalist Taliban regime was ousted, Afghans are again playing the centuries-old game of buzkashi.

Before This Blogger Moves On, He Wants To Say Thanks — The Two-Way is just shy of its fifth anniversary, on May 13. This blogger has written just over 9,700 posts for NPR - almost 9,500 of them for The Two-Way. It seems like a good time to move on. Next week, I'll be on vacation.

New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again — The biggest sports story of the week for millions of football (soccer) fans around the world was the sacking of David Moyes as manager of England's Manchester United, one of the two most valuable sports franchises on the planet.

Recovery Of Bodies From Sunken Ferry Growing More Difficult — The news Friday from the site of South Korea's ferry disaster includes word that: - "At least 185 passengers had been confirmed dead, with 117 others still missing." ( Yonhap News) - Prosecutors have "officially attributed the sinking ... to an improper stowage of cargo and a loss of stability caused by a change in the vessel's design."

VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady — In case you missed it, much is being made of what happened Thursday at the White House when a 10-year-old girl stepped forward at a take-your-children-to-work event with first lady Michelle Obama to say: "My dad's been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his résumé."

Russia's Credit Rating Cut To Just Above 'Junk' — Saying that "the tense geopolitical situation between Russia and Ukraine" could accelerate the already heavy flow of money coming out of Russia, Standard & Poor's on Friday cut that nation's credit rating to just above "junk" level.

VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady — At a White House event on Thursday, 10-year-old Charlotte Bell stepped forward to tell first lady Michelle Obama that her father has been out of work for three years. The girl then gave the first lady her dad's resume. Fast forward to the 17:25 mark to see what happened.

Fresh Avalanches On Everest Appear To End Climbs In Nepal — Adrian Ballinger/Alpenglow Expeditions/AP High up on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest, fresh ice avalanches on Friday made it "almost certain that no one will summit the world's highest mountain from Nepal during this year's climbing season," Reuters writes. The ice did not injure anyone.

Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges — The crisis in Ukraine showed no signs of cooling Friday. Harsh rhetoric was flying: - "Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Friday of wanting to start World War III by occupying Ukraine 'militarily and politically,' " Reuters reports.
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Oct 24, 2014

The Two-Way is following news about the school shooting in Marysville, Wash., here:

Oct 24, 2014

@mkramer for a second I thought you were in some sort of Sweeny Todd-themed restaurant.

Oct 24, 2014

Via @nprnews: Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Oct 23, 2014

Via @nprnews: Ottawa Gunman's Actions Were 'Linked To His Radicalization,' Authorities Say

Oct 23, 2014

Must-see editorial cartoon from Bruce MacKinnon of The Chronicle Herald in Halifax about the attack in Ottawa:…

Oct 22, 2014

Developing: Shots fired near Canada's parliament, at nation's War Memorial.

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