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Five Years After Earthquake, Haiti's Recovery Remains Uneven

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

Five years after an earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, killing more than 100,000 people and leaving millions homeless, Port au Prince is being resurrected. High-rises stand where previous buildings were reduced to rubble in the temblor. However, thousands of people still are without permanent housing.

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New York City ID Program Could Open Up Doors — And Privacy Concerns

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

New York City launched the largest municipal ID program in the country on Monday. All New Yorkers age 14 and older may apply, regardless of immigration status. Officials hope the new photo IDs will help undocumented immigrants and the homeless better navigate city services.

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First College Football Playoff In New System Pits Ducks Against 'Bucks'

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

The nation's first official college football championship in the new playoff system pits the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday night. Both defeated favored teams to play in Dallas.

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For Cuba, Hostile Relationship With U.S. No Longer An Alibi

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.

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Young Egyptian's Suicide Reverberates Among Activists

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

The suicide last year of a well-known Egyptian activist shocked Cairo and highlighted the hopelessness of many amid the country's turmoil and stagnation.

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At CES, A Gadget To Fix Everything — Except Broken Relationships

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

Commentator Judy Carter went to last week's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas after a fight with her wife and tried to find gadgets to repair the relationship. She failed.

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CentCom's Twitter Feed, YouTube Channel Hacked

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:30pm

The hackers then put out Islamic State propaganda and published what they purported was a phone list of retired U.S. generals.

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What World Leaders Say, And What They Do

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:26pm

Many leaders have criticized the attacks in Paris. How does this square with their own records on freedom of the press and human rights?

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Duncan's Post-NCLB Vision Maintains Testing

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:59am

The Education Secretary calls for scrapping the "tired" No Child Left Behind law — but advocates keeping annual tests.

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Pasta Recipes And Tips From Kathy Gunst

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:50am

Our resident chef came back from Italy with new pasta recipes to share, as well as eight tips for making great pasta.

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Social Media Buzz: From 'Operation Charlie Hebdo' To Golden Globes

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:40am

On Mondays we look at how the news is filtering through social media. Annie Colbert of Mashable joins us.

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Study: Running May Help Keep You Young

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:35am

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder finds that running not only keeps you healthy, it can also keep you young.

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Millions March In Unity, Defiance After Attacks In Paris

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:20am

Annick Cojean of Le Monde discusses the mood in France and the French government's response to the attacks.

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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:14am

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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5 Years After Quake, Haitian Immigrants In U.S. Long For Home

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:12am

Peter O'Dowd speaks with a group of Haitians in Brockton, Mass. who are still struggling to adjust to life in America.

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While Haiti Slowly Rebuilds, Its Government May Fall Apart

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:06am

NPR's Carrie Kahn discusses how Haitians are doing and feeling five years after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people.

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Ford's New Aluminum F-150, VW Golf Take Top Detroit Auto Show Honors

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:44am

Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.

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