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Storm Chasers Seek Thrills, But Also Chance To Warn Others
When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.
Discovering A Family Member's Lost Time In Amsterdam
When Margot Adler learned that a cousin had hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam, she was stunned. Adler started digging around and discovered that like Anne Frank, 25,000 Dutch Jews hid, and two-thirds of them survived. Her cousin was one of them.
Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World
The two artists are known opposites in the world of instrumental music. On Metheny's latest, the jazz guitarist wrings an unexpectedly visual listening experience from Zorn's knotty compositions.
'Arrested Development' Leads The Charge For Old Brands In New Media
Brands that found their original audiences in traditional, old-media platforms are finding ways to keep going in the world of new media.
Tornado Leaves Moore, Okla., Neighborhoods Unrecognizable
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have the latest on the tornado that caused major damage in Moore, Okla., on Monday.
Far-Right Historian Commits Suicide In Notre Dame Cathedral
Dominique Venner, a well-known French historian who embraced and wrote about ultra-conservative causes for decades, committed suicide today in front of the alter at Notre Dame Cathedral. He had left a post on his blog decrying the legalization of same sex marriage in France. "An infamous law ... can always be repealed," he wrote. "It will require new, spectacular and symbolic actions to rouse people from their complacency."
Apple CEO Defends Tax Practices At Senate Hearing
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
Okla. Tornado Survivors Try To Collect Lives After Storm
For some neighbors in Moore, Okla., the decision of taking cover away from home or sheltering in place made the difference between life and death.
Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon
Today in Oregon, voters are deciding whether to raise their own taxes to make up for lost timber payments from the federal government. Hundreds of counties in Western states are facing a financial crisis due to the loss of timber payments. Property taxes usually pay for county services such as law enforcement. But counties in states from Colorado to California have vast national forests and can't collect taxes on that land. So Congress created timber payments to compensate them. Now the bill authorizing those payments has expired. Oregon received the largest payments, and more than half its counties face a budget and safety crisis now. Amelia Templeton of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in Josephine County, the sheriff has laid of 80 percent of his deputies and no longer arrests people.
Moore Residents Slowly Allowed Into Tornado-Damaged Areas
It's been a difficult day in Moore, Okla., as crews go house-to-house searching for survivors from Monday's tornado. Authorities have tightened access into areas with the worst damage.