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Boston Bombing: 5 Things To Know About The Tsarnaev Trial

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:15am

Jury selection begins today and because the bombings affected so many people this part of the trial may take weeks.

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Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:38am

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below and most of country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Proud To Be A Dallas Cowboys' Fan

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:23am

Christie attended Sunday's playoff game between Dallas and the Detroit Lions. He hugged owner Jerry Jones when the Cowboys won. Many in his state ask why he doesn't follow teams closer to New Jersey.

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County Barks At Couple: Parts Of Treehouse Must Be Removed

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:58am

Mike and Pat Splinter's treehouse was featured on TV and a kitchen was built for the show. Officials reminded the couple that the kitchen and other parts of the deluxe treehouse must go.

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Tunisian Craftsman Worries Oud Making Will Die Out

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

A craftsman in the old Medina neighborhood of Tunis tries to keep alive the art of making the traditional oud — a guitar-like instrument. An oud is basically a Middle Eastern lute.

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Pope Francis Announces 20 New Cardinals

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

The 20 new cardinals come from 18 different countries, including several from Asia, Africa and Oceania. Steve Inskeep talks to Vatican-watcher John Allen, a correspondent for The Boston Globe.

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Previewing The New Year's Political Landscape

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

Republicans in the Senate are talking about raising gas taxes. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker suggested a gas tax hike some time ago, and this weekend another Republican said his party is open to the idea.

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Liu's Funeral Blended NYPD And Chinese Traditions

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

Sunday's funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu reflected the new ethnic diversity of the NYPD. The rites were overshadowed by another show of disrespect for the mayor by some officers.

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Boko Haram Fighters Reportedly Seize Nigerian Army Base

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

Suspected militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram have launched attacks on civilians in northeast Nigeria. Over the weekend, they seized another town and a military base in the remote northeast.

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Longtime ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

During his 22 years at ESPN, Scott became well-known for his signature catchphrases that connected with younger audiences and the hip-hop generation. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.

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Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama in September set a formidable goal for American industry and agriculture — reduce greenhouse gases by a quarter in 10 years. But several states are ahead of the game.

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Former GOP Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke died on Saturday. He was 95. When he took office in 1966, Brooke became the first popularly elected African American in the Senate.

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Republican Leaders Vow New Congress Will Get Things Done

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:01am

It's the first time since the 2006 election that both chambers will be controlled by Republicans. They pledge an end to gridlock, but they still have to work with the same Democratic president.

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