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6:33 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Indiana's GOP Leaders Cautious Amid Supermajorities

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 8:18 am

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In so many ways our country seems politically divided. Nevertheless, last month's election left 11 states controlled by supermajorities, meaning one party occupies the governor's mansion and owns the overwhelming majority in the legislature. Let's get a sense for the dynamic in one of these states - Indiana. Republicans seem in command. And yet despite their new leverage, Indiana's Republican lawmakers are preaching caution and a need for increased bipartisanship. Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith reports.

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Business
6:33 am
Thu November 29, 2012

N.Y. Electrician Shortage Hampers Sandy Recovery

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 9:26 am

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It's been a month since Sandy made landfall in the northeast. For millions in that big storm's path, life is returning to normal - not for tens of thousands of people in New York City who still, still don't have electricity or heat. Many of them are waiting for an electrician to come to repair or certify wiring that was damaged by all the flooding. But as NPR's Joel Rose reports, there aren't enough electricians to go around.

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Middle East
6:33 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Palestinians' Abbas Goes To U.N. Seeking New Status

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 7:38 am

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The United States is strongly against it. So even more strongly is Israel, but this will not deter the Palestinians from going to the United Nations today to secure a vote formally upgrading Palestine's U.N. status. There's little doubt the vote will pass easily, securing what the Palestinian leadership considers a significant diplomatic victory.

NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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Strange News
6:33 am
Thu November 29, 2012

A Night Of Spectacle In New York City

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 8:18 am

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Strange News
6:33 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Start Your Day With Bacon ... Shaving Cream

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 8:18 am

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