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The Two-Way
7:52 am
Mon May 25, 2015

More Heavy Rain Predicted For Texas, Oklahoma

San Marcos, Texas, resident Keith Varela checks out the damage done to his wife's truck in the San Marcos Mobile Home Park on Sunday.
Jerry Lara EPA /Landov

The National Weather Service is forecasting more heavy rain today in parts of Texas and Oklahoma that are reeling from weekend flooding that damaged and destroyed homes and killed at least three people.

The National Weather Service predicted severe thunderstorms in north and northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas. Residents of those areas should expected damaging winds, some hurricane force, a few tornadoes, hail, some baseball-sized, the service said.

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NPR Ed
7:10 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Colleges To Students: Don't Trash Those Dorm Castoffs, Donate!

Families peruse the belongings left behind by DePauw students.
Stan Jastrzebski

The goat barn at the Putnam County fairgrounds in Greencastle, Ind., will soon be full of, well, goats. But right now it's full of folding tables stacked with clothes, books and housewares — including an anatomically correct coffee mug in the shape of a woman.

At the tables are families, lots of them. Some waited in line for more than an hour to get first dibs on the larger items, like furniture and appliances. Carrie Ardito was first in that line and ran to the back to claim a clothes dryer.

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Around the Nation
6:17 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Fake Killer Whale To Ward Off Sea Lions

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 am

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Photography
6:17 am
Mon May 25, 2015

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank for half an hour before he was rescued.
Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 7:35 am

It's impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don't look enough; or maybe we'd rather not see wounded veterans at all. That's the message you get from photographer David Jay's Unknown Soldier series. Jay spent three years taking portraits of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but before that — for nearly 20 years — he was a fashion photographer. His stylish, artful images appeared in magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

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Europe
6:01 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Italian Bakery Confuses Birthday Cake Order

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 am

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