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Super Bowl Coaches More Alike Than You Might Think

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:17

Bob Ryan former, long-time columnist for the Boston Globe joins Robert Siegel to talk about the two very different men, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.

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Israeli Soldiers Killed In Renewed Fighting With Hezbollah

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:15

Two Israeli soldiers and an UN peacekeeper were killed in border fighting between Israel and Hezbollah on Wednesday — prompted by a Hezbollah revenge attack.

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Yes, Your Toilet Paper Squares And Rolls Are Shrinking

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:06

Robert Siegel talks to Steven Chercover, a research analyst who studies the paper and forest industries, about the trend of shrinking toilet paper rolls.

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Jordan Tests Coalition Against ISIS With Offer To Negotiate

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:02

Robert Siegel talks to Rula Al Hroob, member of the Jordanian Parliament, about how people in Jordan feel about a prisoner exchange for a pilot captured by ISIS in Syria.

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Ad Fumble: GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Amid Outrage

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:01

In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy. Its an apparent parody of the latest Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.

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Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:52

A team called 18F aims to bring a Silicon Valley approach to government IT — one aimed at the users of websites rather than the agencies behind them.

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Jordan Considers Handing Over Prisoner For Hostage Pilot

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:34

The Jordanian government says it might trade a notorious attempted suicide bomber for a pilot being held by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:29

Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column.

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Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9'

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:28

It's been 54 years since students from Friendship College were arrested for a sit-in at McCrory's Five and Dime in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Wednesday, a Rock Hill judge exonerated them.

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Deal May Be In Sight For Pacific Coast Longshoremen

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:25

After nearly eight months of negotiations, it's still not clear whether a labor deal could end a worsening congestion crisis on the west coast.

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End Of Life Care Can Be Different For Veterans

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:25

Many veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War are now finding themselves needing end-of-life care. These vets are served by hospice care facilities across the country. But caring for vets isn't always the same as caring for others: as veterans approach the end of life, old traumas can resurface or appear for the first time.

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Supreme Court Tells Oklahoma To Put Off Executions, Citing Drug Dispute

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:10

The execution of three inmates has been put on hold, as the Supreme Court intervenes in a case that involves the controversy over the drugs used to put people to death.

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Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

Wed, 2015-01-28 11:48

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.

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Live, From Iceland: It's A Hamburger

Wed, 2015-01-28 11:34

They call it "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland." Purchased more than five years ago, it has been displayed in the Na­tional Museum of Iceland. Now it has its own webcam.

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A Saint With A Mixed History: Junipero Serra's Canonization Raises Eyebrows

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:49

Pope Francis announced he will elevate the influential missionary to sainthood when he visits Washington, D.C. But Native American groups say Father Serra was far from saintly.

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India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:33

A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.

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China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

Wed, 2015-01-28 09:34

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.

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Two Israeli Soldiers Killed In Attack Near Lebanese Border

Wed, 2015-01-28 08:38

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack and Israel returned fire, in one of the most serious flare ups of a long-running confrontation.

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Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

Wed, 2015-01-28 08:02

It's notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?

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Judge Throws Out Friendship Nine's Civil Rights-Era Conviction

Wed, 2015-01-28 07:30

The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their "Jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.

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