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Egyptian Military Clamps Down On Freedom Of Speech

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Mohamed Fahmy is a producer with Al Jazeera English and his job has landed him in jail. His crime: speaking to Muslim Brotherhood members. Since the ouster of President Morsi, opposition channels have been shuttered, and according to the committee to protect journalists, security forces have been given free rein to target anyone viewed as sympathetic to the Brotherhood.

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Ice Musical Festival

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Steve Inskeep reports on a Norwegian ice music festival that is held each year.

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TV Station Probes Fla. City For Alleged Snow Plow Purchases

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

A local ABC affiliate jumped on a tip that officials in Largo had spent more than $20,000 for 2 snow plows. The last measurable snow in Largo was in 1977. The public works director told WFTS-TV the plows are for clearing debris after a huge storm.

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Framework Of Syria Peace Talks Divides Interested Parties

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

A long delayed Syrian peace conference is to begin in Switzerland on Wednesday. In 2012, Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart issued a joint call for talks between the Syrian government and the opposition to reach agreement on a transitional government with "full executive authority." For the U.S., that means Syria's president would be out of power. But the Russians don't see it that way, arguing only the Syrian people can decide on their leader.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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More Cities Bring Buried Streams Back To Life

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

New urban waterways are making a come back. Cincinnati is following the lead of Seattle, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and other cities by bringing back a buried stream that has been underground for a century. Uncovering these streams have environmental and economic benefits.

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Cost Overruns Threaten Widening Of Panama Canal

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Despite threats to stop construction in a dispute over payments, the Spanish company leading the project to widen the Panama Canal says the work will go ahead.

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Business News

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Violence In Iraq Goes From Bad To Worse

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm

There have been a wave of deadly attacks across Iraq over the last several days. For more on this surge of violence, Steve Inskeep talks to Prashant Rao, Iraq bureau chief for the French news agency AFP.

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Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 2:39am

As many as 15 percent of babies have colic, which can cause bouts of inconsolable crying. Researchers are testing probiotics to see if these good bacteria can help. But they don't know how the supplements work, or how they may affect children's health long term.

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In Michigan, Businessmen And Politicians Agree On Medicaid

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 2:38am

Michigan is one of only a handful of Republican-led states that is expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. It did it by forging a plan that worked for Republicans, Democrats and business interests, as well as doctors and hospitals.

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Wielding A Pen And A Phone, Obama Goes It Alone

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 2:36am

President Obama has a couple tools at his disposal that let him bypass congressional approval — and he's using them to advance his economic agenda. The administration says the president is still willing to work with Congress, but some on Capitol Hill are taking issue with the executive tactic.

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U.S. Olympic Skier Finds Team Spirit, Minus The Team

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 2:29am

Three-time Olympic skier Kris Freeman has had a successful career filled with challenges; first and foremost managing diabetes while becoming an elite competitor in a physically taxing sport. But this past year, Freeman encountered another obstacle when his relationship with the national ski team abruptly ended.

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In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 2:29am

Going to the gym can be intimidating, especially for people who are obese and worry that people will judge them by their appearance. But more companies are catering to plus-sized exercisers with fitness centers that are just for them.

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Police, Banks Help Undocumented Workers Shake 'Walking ATM' Label

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 2:27am

Attacks on undocumented day workers have frustrated police agencies for years. Workers carry wads of cash and rarely report the crimes. In a controversial move, some banks have been stepping in to help some of the workers open bank accounts to make them less of a target.

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Digital World Puts Olympic Coverage Through Its Paces

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:00pm

NBC Universal has made a deal with Facebook to provide more than 1,000 hours of digital coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympic games.

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Biography Argues Roger Ailes Uses Fox To Divide Nation

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:00pm

Roger Ailes is a hero to the political right and a boogeyman to the left for leading the Fox News Channel to become the top-rated force in cable news --- the competition is not even close.

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Examining Viscous Cycle Of Ethnic Violence In South Sudan

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:00pm

In South Sudan, the fighting that began in December continues between groups loyal to two powerful rivals: President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, his former Vice President. Renee Montagne talks to Tufts University professor and South Sudan expert, Alex De Waal, about the roots of the conflict.

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Drought Emergency Declared In California Gov. Brown

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:00pm

Jerry Brown says the state is facing possibly the worst drought it has ever seen since record keeping began about 100 years. For more on the drought and its impact, Renee Montagne talks to Michael Hanemann, professor of agricultural and resource economics at University of California, Berkeley.

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Seahawks To Face Broncos In Next Month's Super Bowl

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:00pm

To get to the championship game, the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game 26-16. The NFC championship game was close but the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.

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