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The Two-Way
7:20 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

After initially recalling products made at its Oklahoma facility, Blue Bell is now asking retailers and customers to throw away or return all of its products currently on the market.
Blue Bell

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has widely expanded a voluntary recall over listeria concerns, seeking the return of all of its products currently on the market. Blue Bell products are currently sold in 23 states.

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Around the Nation
6:34 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Roommates Fight Over: Who Is The Greatest NBA Player Ever?

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World
6:34 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Isis Booted From List Of Pacific Hurricane Names

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Michel Martin, Going There
6:03 am
Tue April 21, 2015

What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Teacher Towana Pierre-Floyd in her classroom at New Orleans West in 2005. It's a structured charter school set up for students and teachers displaced by the storm.
PAT SULLIVAN AP

What if you had to start your school system over almost from scratch? What if most of the buildings were unusable, and most of the teachers had left or been fired? Is that a nightmare, or your dream come true?

In New Orleans, that was the reality after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. That set off a chain reaction that transformed the city's schools forever, first by a state takeover and then by the most extensive charter school system in the country.

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The Two-Way
5:49 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi gestures from the defendants' cage during his trial at a court in Cairo, Tuesday. An Egyptian court sentenced the ousted leader to 20 years in prison over abuses of protesters.
Mohamed El-Shahed AFP/Getty Images

Less than two years after he was removed from power by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters during his tenure.

The charges stem from the months of protests between late 2012 and July 2013, when Morsi was kicked out of office.

Twelve other defendants were also found guilty and received the same sentence as Morsi; they include former Muslim Brotherhood legislator Mohamed al-Beltagi and Essam al-Aryan, the group's former spokesman.

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