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3:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

W.Va. Mine Settlement Expected

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 7:21 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

Let's talk, now, about the reported settlement in last year's deadly coal mine disaster in West Virginia. Details are expected later this morning, but NPR and other news organizations have confirmed some elements of a $200 million settlement that involves civil and criminal penalties levied against the owner of the Upper Big Branch mine.

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World
3:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Investigation Finds New Information In Airstrikes Probe

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 10:30 am

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Europe
3:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Traveling Russia's Historic Trans-Siberian Railway

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 9:37 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Our colleague David Greene has done so much distinguished work for NPR that we've decided to send him to Siberia - really. David is wrapping up two years in Russia with a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, which crosses that gigantic country. He's head east from the capital, Moscow. We reached him about 150 miles into the journey in the city of Yaroslavl. Hi, David.

DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: Hey there, Steve.

INSKEEP: Why wrap up your time in Russia with this train ride?

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Politics
3:00 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Debt Reduction Committee's Deadline Is 1 Week Away

Originally published on Wed November 16, 2011 6:02 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep, good morning.

Let's remember a bit of very recent history. Back in August, Congress came close to defaulting on U.S. government debts. Republicans wanted big cuts in spending. They finally got some, but a deal with President Obama pushed more deficit reductions off to the future, to a bipartisan committee which has been meeting this fall, and now has one week left until its deadline to reach a deal.

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Around the Nation
3:00 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Penn State Update

Originally published on Mon November 14, 2011 5:39 am

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