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Hell Has Frozen Over, Headline Writers Rejoice — When it gets super-cold in Hell, Mich., guess what headline writers and radio hosts have to say about it: A Google News search of that phrase at 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday turned up 3,980 results. The hardy souls in the tiny town near Ann Arbor don't seem to mind the attention.

Obama's NSA Speech: Just What Eisenhower Warned About? — On Jan. 17, 1961, President Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn Americans that: "We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

A 'Numb' Colleague On Hetherington, Hondros And What Photojournalists Do — Our NPR colleague David Gilkey is among the best photojournalists in the world, as his honors (including a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the 2011 "still photographer of the year" award from the White House News Photographers Association) attest.

As Obama Works Out, Our Intrepid Reporter Spots 'Barack The Barbarian' — When President Barack Obama went to work out at a gym in Des Moines this morning, the "pool" of journalists who followed along included NPR's Ari Shapiro. The reporters and photographers were sent to a nearby shop - Coffee + Comics - to hang out while POTUS (president of the United States) worked up a sweat.

Syria Resolution Will Hit Mark, Obama Predicts — Congress is going to consider the president's request for the OK to take military action. Obama says he's confident the resolution will allow the type of strike that cripples the Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons against its own people. House Speaker Boehner is supporting the president.

'Give It To Your Woman, It's Her Job' Laundry Tag Doesn't Wash With Many — When Emma Barnett saw the laundry tag in her boyfriend's pants she was shocked. "Give It To Your Woman," it read. "It's Her Job." So Barnett did what you would expect the digital media editor of The Telegraph would do. She posted the photo online and started tweeting.

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA — By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested. Hacked; 'Syrian Electronic Army' Takes Responsibility — The Two-Way, and some of NPR's Twitter accounts were hacked late Monday by an organization that's said to support Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, as this statement from NPR reports: "Late Monday evening, several stories on the NPR website were defaced with headlines and text that said 'Syrian Electronic Army Was Here.'

Now He Tells Us: 'Tang Sucks,' Says Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin — Hey, we were told in the '60s that we'd grow up to be astronauts if we drank Tang and that our heroes loved it! But the second man on the moon - Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin - says "Tang sucks."

Breaking News: Mubarak Says He Won't Run Again — The dramatic events in Egypt, where for more than a week protesters have filled the streets of Cairo and other cities to demand that President Hosni Mubarak step down, look like they're going to take another dramatic turn shortly.
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Aug 17, 2016

And here is our ombudsman's view: NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments 

Aug 17, 2016

2/2 ... Social media are where 'audience interaction' is happening. 'Finding Better Ways To Connect With You' 

Aug 17, 2016

1/2 ... NPR will end user-generated comments on Aug. 23: 'Beyond Comments: Finding Better Ways To Connect With You' 

Jul 28, 2016

@JesseThorn Trust me, your queries are welcome breaks from the other issues of the day.

Jul 28, 2016

A blast from my blogging past that's timely on this TBT: 'What's All This Malarkey About Malarkey? 

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