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Oldest Woman In Scotland Knows The Secret To A Long Life

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:55am

Jessie Gallan, 109, says her secret is a nice bowl of porridge every morning — and avoiding men.

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Obama's Speech Included Historic Words

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:50am

According to observers, it was the first time a president used the words: lesbian, transgender and bisexual in a State of the Union speech. Obama made another first when he mentioned Instagram.

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Shanghai Officials Fired Over Stampede That Killed 36

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Top officials in Shanghai have been fired over a deadly New Year's Eve stampede. Thirty-six people died that night. It was announced on Thursday that the Huangpu District's Communist Party secretary, government chief, police chief and deputy police chief were fired and seven other officials were demoted or otherwise disciplined.

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Rep. Clarke, D-NY, Weighs In On State Of The Union

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke of New York. She is the vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and offers reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Sen. Gardner, R-NY, Weighs In On Obama's Speech

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his take on President Obama's State of the Union Speech.

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Scandium Middle Man Is A Rare Guy Selling A Rare Element

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time, that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something, almost no one wanted.

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Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.

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Obama Lays Out Ambitious Agenda In Address To Nation

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Undeterred by the big losses his party suffered in November, the president challenged the new majority Republicans to turn the page on the economic recession and embrace "middle-class economics."

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After Congressional Green Light, Scientists Begin Hemp Studies

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Scientists are studying how hemp might be used in the electronic, medical and manufacturing industries. Because the plant's been illegal for decades, it's been difficult to do research on its uses.

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Supreme Court Rules On 2 Prisoner Rights Cases

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.

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After Days Of Clashes, Rebels Seize Yemen's Presidential Palace

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

The presidential palace has been overrun by sectarian rebels. David Greene talks to Yara Bayoumy, of Reuters, about the rebels' attack and takeover of the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa.

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Republican Charge Obama Isn't Serious About Working With Them

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

In the hours after Obama's State of the Union address, Republicans rejected the proposals at the core of his speech. They said the president did little to show that he wanted to work with them.

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U.S.-Cuban Officials Meet In Cuba To Reestablish Relations

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Diplomats are in Cuba this week for talks with high-level representatives from the communist government. The talks, which begin Wednesday, are the first official discussions in decades.

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Fact Checking Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

In his address to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama — among other things — talked about the economy, education, immigration and foreign policy. Were his statements correct?

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Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:59am

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.

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Frank Deford To The NBA: Who's On Worst?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:58am

Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season, when some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.

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He Invented Instant Replay, The TV Trick We Now Take For Granted

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:00pm

When Tony Verna was a young CBS News director, he created instant replay during the 1963 Army-Navy football game. His new visual effect changed the way we watch live sports. Verna died Sunday at 81.

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Why Was Iran's President Riding The Subway?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:55am

President Hassan Rouhani rode the subway to mark Iran's National Clean Air Day.

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Chinese Prisoners Inovate How To Get Out Of Jail

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:31am

A law allows certain prison terms to be commuted for convicts who come up with serious technical innovations. The Beijing Youth Daily reports that's led to a business in "get out of jail" patents.

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Why Europe's Economy Threatens Global Economic Growth

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:06am

Europe is emerging as the biggest threat to global economic growth. It has sluggish growth, high unemployment, is on the verge of deflation and is weighed down by a lot of debt. Ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."

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