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Politics In The News

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

It's not uncommon for presidential budgets of either party to be declared dead on arrival when they hit Capitol Hill. Is this exercise really about budgets or about politics?

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Obama To Send $4 Trillion Budget To Congress

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

To preview President Obama's $4 trillion budget, David Greene speaks with Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Nigeria Thwarts Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

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

In Nigeria, there has been an upsurge in the insurgency in the northeast. Suspected Boko Haram militants have again attacked the outskirts of the heavily-fortified city of Maiduguri for the second time in a week. Nigerian officials say the rebel's attack has been contained.

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Sweden's Social Experiment On Twitter Celebrates Third Anniversary

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

The group "Curators of Sweden" puts it this way: "Every week, someone in Sweden is @Sweden: sole ruler of the world's most democratic Twitter account."

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As Measles Outbreak Spreads, Some Babies Under Isolation

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

California is grappling with an outbreak of measles. In Alameda County, health officials have told parents whose babies have been exposed to the virus to keep their children at home for 21 days.

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Reclusive Author Takes Questions On Temporary Website

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

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and constant candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, but rarely gives interviews. "Mr. Murakami's Place" gives fans a chance to engage with the writer.

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Egypt Frees Journalist Accused Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood

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

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed by Egyptian authorities. The Al-Jazeera reporter had been imprisoned for months accused of aiding the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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Patriots Deny Seattle Repeat Super Bowl Victory

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

The New England Patriots have won their fourth Super Bowl, beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. A Patriots' interception at the goal line crushed the Seahawks chances of repeating as champions.

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The Theft Of An Infant Son: In Pakistan, A Not Uncommon Crime

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

Shazia Zia's newborn baby boy was taken from a maternity ward less than a day after she gave birth in Islamabad, and the family, hospital authorities and police officials disagree over who's to blame.

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Grand Jury Awaits Evidence In NYPD Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

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

Akai Gurley was walking down the stairs of a Brooklyn housing project when he was shot and killed by an NYPD officer in November. His girlfriend plans to sue the city for $50 million.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

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

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

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

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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