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U.S. Should End Its Export Ban On Crude Oil, Study Says

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

The Center on Global Energy Policy says lifting the ban, which was put in place during the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s, would help producers, consumers and improve U.S. security.

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Obama To Press For Higher Taxes On Wealthy Taxpayers

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

President Obama is preparing to deliver his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He plans to focus on the middle class. Steve Inskeep talks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

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Heavily Redacted, Detainee's 'Guantanamo Diary' Goes On Sale

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary, and Nancy Hollander, attorney for its author, Guantanamo inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi.

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Jury Selection To Begin In 2012 Aurora Theater Mass Shooting

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

In Colorado, James Holmes's legal team admits that he was the shooter that killed 12 people. But the question is whether Holmes was legally insane at the time of the 2012 massacre.

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Georgia Pushes For An SEC Presidential Primary

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

Taking inspiration from college football's Southeastern Conference, Georgia's secretary of state is asking other southeastern states to join in a southern primary on March 1.

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5 Years After Citizens United, Secret Money Floods Into U.S. Politics

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Citizens United case, that opened the door for secret donors to make big-dollar contributions and up spending in elections.

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IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

January 20, 2015 - 4:03am

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

January 20, 2015 - 3:18am

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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Book Club: Hector Tobar Answers Your Questions About 'Deep Down Dark'

January 20, 2015 - 3:17am

Tobar says it was a "great honor" to interview the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. They lived "one of the great adventure stories of the 21st century," he says.

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Sleater-Kinney's Deleted Scenes

January 20, 2015 - 2:03am

The beloved punk trio is back after nearly a decade away. Hear a few candid thoughts from the members about singing, live performance and having famous fans.

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Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

January 20, 2015 - 1:03am

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Bacon Blamed For China's Smog Problem

January 19, 2015 - 7:29am

An environmental official says smoking, the traditional method used to preserve pork, is polluting the air. As residents smoke meat in preparation for the Chinese New Year, the smog has increased.

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Miss Lebanon Criticized For Photo With Miss Israel

January 19, 2015 - 7:26am

Miss Israel took a selfie at the Miss Universe pageant that captured other women including Miss Lebanon. After being criticized for being in the photo, Miss Lebanon insists she didn't pose it.

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Nuclear Talks With Iran Recess After 'Limited' Progress

January 19, 2015 - 5:11am

Iran and six world powers wrapped up their latest round of talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear program. Negotiations resume in February ahead of a self-imposed July 1 deadline for a deal.

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Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

January 19, 2015 - 5:01am

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.

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Guinea Launches Campaign To End Ebola In 60 Days

January 19, 2015 - 5:01am

Officials In Guinea have begun an effort to try to rid the West African nation of Ebola. The Ebola czar says the new initiative is needed because pockets of resistance and denial remain in Guinea.

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Obama Strategizes How To Be A Successful Lame Duck President

January 19, 2015 - 5:01am

President Obama has made it clear he does not want to be a lame duck. His State of the Union speech is a chance to show he won't be one. We examine how lame duck presidents have succeeded and failed.

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Obama Proposes New Taxes On The Wealthy

January 19, 2015 - 5:01am

As President Obama honors Martin Luther King J., he is also preparing for Tuesday's State of the Union speech. The White House has already revealed many of the proposals he will highlight.

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Lost King UCLA Speech Found In Basement Archive

January 19, 2015 - 5:01am

Tapes of Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarks at UCLA in April of 1965 were recently discovered, and offer an insight into how his words still resonate today.

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