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Letters: Lie Detectors, No-Kill Shelters And Net Neutrality

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listen letters about the problem with so-called lie detectors, and no-kill shelters, and a correction about Amazon, Netflix and "net neutrality."

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Under Strain From Syrian Refugees, Lebanon Enacts Stricter Visa Policy

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Already, an estimated 1.5 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Lebanese officials say they can't accommodate more refugees. Robert Siegel talks with Lama Fakih of Human Rights Watch.

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Republican Majorities Should Give Boehner More Breathing Room

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?

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In The World's Rape Capital, Doctors Fight Violence With Science

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

A new research center in the Eastern Congo is giving doctors the resources to investigate the causes and impacts of rape — and to determine which interventions actually help women recover and thrive.

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How A Position Of Power Can Change Your Voice

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.

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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states including Michigan are trying to change that.

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Crude Oil Dips Under $50 A Barrel, A Price Last Seen In 2009

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:13

In the U.S., the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen some $1.20 since June, according to AAA. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.

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'Times' Reporter James Risen Questioned In CIA Leak Case

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:58

After first refusing to answer questions at a pretrial hearing, James Risen agreed to answer some queries posed by government lawyers. They want to know who leaked information to Risen for his book.

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A Restraining Order Can Be Just A Videoconference Away

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:36

A New Jersey hospital has partnered with local courts to protect injured victims of domestic violence. A videoconferencing system lets patients file for restraining orders from their hospital beds.

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In Latest Sign Of Strain, Lebanon Demands That Syrians Get Visas

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:05

The more than 1 million Syrian refugees have placed a tremendous burden on Lebanon, a country of just 4 million people.

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Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:56

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.

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Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans New Stadium In LA

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:32

The Los Angeles Times reports Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium — which could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.

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U.S. Charges 2 Americans Over Attempted Coup In Gambia

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:41

The men allegedly bought weapons and shipped them to Gambia. Court documents say they planned to ambush the president's convoy, but when that plan fell through they decided to storm the State House.

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Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:58

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar; Here's Why

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:55

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:07

Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:36

"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:08

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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