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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

Wed, 2014-11-12 20:03

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

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Mexican Government Claims US Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Wed, 2014-11-12 18:40

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Tuesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.

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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

Wed, 2014-11-12 15:35

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.

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40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:49

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:08

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:56

Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.

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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:45

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:44

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.

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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:39

The automaker said the new would allow dialogue with groups, including unions. It comes months after the United Auto Workers lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:33

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

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The Risk Of Brain Injuries Shifts As Children Grow Up

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:08

For toddlers, the risk is in taking a fall. Teenagers need to worry about car accidents, sports injuries and assault. Knowing how risks change can help prevent fatal or disabling brain injuries.

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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:01

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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What Exactly Are 'Monster Storms' And 'Bomb Cyclones'?

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The northern U.S. is getting a blast of unseasonably cold weather, thanks to what has been dubbed a "bomb cyclone." The Washington Post's Jason Samenow explains that and other odd weather terms.

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Congress' Newest Members Come To Washington

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The newly elected members of Congress arrived in Washington today to begin orientation for their new jobs.

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'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.

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Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.

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NATO Warns Of Russian Movements In Eastern Ukraine

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

NATO's commander says Russian troops, tanks and artillery have been spotted in Ukraine. This could mark an escalation in the conflict between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists there.

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Maurice Sendak's Book Collection At Heart Of Legal Dispute

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

Robert Siegel talks with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin about a dispute between a Philadelphia Museum and the estate of Maurice Sendak, over the late author's rare book collection.

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Supreme Court Weighs Race And Politics In Gerrymandering Case

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took up the question of what kind of political gerrymandering is acceptable and what is not.

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Successful Comet Landing A Major Step For Space Exploration

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The European Space Agency on Wednesday successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet — something that has never been done before. But scientists say the lander may not be fully secure.

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