Afternoon Round-Up 5/2/12

May 2, 2012

Today on NPR: Known as "the spray man," 23-year-old Nour Hatem Zahra helped organize protests and spray-painted anti-government slogans around Damascus, the Syrian capital. He died this week after security forces shot him. Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral.


The advocacy group Common Cause is asking federal agencies to remove the non-profit tax-exempt status of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling in Louisville approved the sale of Dippin’ Dots, Inc to Oklahoma-based Dippin’ Dots, LLC for $12.6 million.

For the first time since 1976, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts.


An Illinois Senate education committee has approved a measure to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.