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Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listen letters about the problem with so-called lie detectors, and no-kill shelters, and a correction about Amazon, Netflix and "net neutrality."
January 05, 2015
We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?
January 05, 2015
A new research center in the Eastern Congo is giving doctors the resources to investigate the causes and impacts of rape — and to determine which interventions actually help women recover and thrive.
January 05, 2015
Already, an estimated 1.5 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Lebanese officials say they can't accommodate more refugees. Robert Siegel talks with Lama Fakih of Human Rights Watch.
January 05, 2015
Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.
January 05, 2015
Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states including Michigan are trying to change that.
January 05, 2015
In the U.S., the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen some $1.20 since June, according to AAA. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.
January 05, 2015
After first refusing to answer questions at a pretrial hearing, James Risen agreed to answer some queries posed by government lawyers. They want to know who leaked information to Risen for his book.
January 05, 2015
A New Jersey hospital has partnered with local courts to protect injured victims of domestic violence. A videoconferencing system lets patients file for restraining orders from their hospital beds.
January 05, 2015
The more than 1 million Syrian refugees have placed a tremendous burden on Lebanon, a country of just 4 million people.
January 05, 2015
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.
January 05, 2015
The Los Angeles Times reports Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium — which could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.
January 05, 2015
The men allegedly bought weapons and shipped them to Gambia. They allegedly planned to ambush the president's convoy, but when that plan fell through they decided to storm the State House.
January 05, 2015
A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
January 05, 2015
Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.
January 05, 2015
Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.
January 05, 2015
A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.
January 05, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.
January 05, 2015
"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.
January 05, 2015
One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.
January 05, 2015

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