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The Two-Way
7:46 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

A gunman walked into a New Hope City Council meeting near Minneapolis and opened fire on Monday.

Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Nelson tells our Newscast unit that the gunman was killed and two police officers were injured.

Tim filed this report:

"The city is a second-ring suburb northwest of Minneapolis.

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The Two-Way
7:05 am
Tue January 27, 2015

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

A series of images show that asteroid 2004 BL86 has a small moon.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:00 am

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 pretty much buzzed the Earth on Tuesday, coming within 745,000 miles of our planet.

As NPR's Sam Sanders explained, Monday's flyby is the closest a known asteroid of this size will pass by Earth in at least the next two centuries.

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The Two-Way
6:12 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Winter Storm Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

Times Square is mostly empty following road closures on Tuesday in preparation for what was predicted to be a major winter storm.
Alex Trautwig Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:37 am

First the good news: Forecasts of a historic winter storm for the country's most populous city have failed to materialize.

Forecasters had called for up to 30 inches of snow in New York City, but as a new day dawned, meteorologists had downgraded the system to a winter storm from a blizzard and tempered their forecasts, saying when it was all done, the city would have about 12 inches of snow on the ground.

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Around the Nation
6:11 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Thieves With A Guilty Conscious Return Stolen Items

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:39 am

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Around the Nation
6:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:39 am

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