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Friday, January 13, 2012

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  • Obama Seeks To Streamline The Federal Government
    President Obama seeks the power to merge government agencies. He's asking Congress to allow him to reorganize the government.
  • Week In Politics: GOP Primaries
    Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
  • In China, Apple Halts Sales Of New iPhone
    Apple's newest iPhone went on sale in China Friday but soon sold out in the company's retail stores — and the disappointed crowds and the fights that started outside led Apple to restrict future sales to online purchases, at least for now. Apple fans were angry at the limited supply, and blamed the company — and scalpers.
  • U.S. To Exchange Ambassadors With Myanmar
    The United States announced Friday that it will exchange ambassadors with Myanmar, also known as Burma, partly in response to the release of hundreds of political prisoners there. This is the latest development in what appears to be a dramatic turnaround for the repressive government in that Southeast Asian nation. President Obama calls the prisoner release "a substantial step forward for democratic reform." Currently, the U.S. Embassy is headed by a charge d'affaires rather than an ambassador.
  • Eisenhower Family Objects To Design For Memorial
    The Eisenhower family has asked for a delay in the planning of a memorial for President Dwight Eisenhower. The family says they have differences with architect Frank Gehry's concept for the memorial.
  • Romney's Olympic Legacy: Savior Or Self-Promoter?
    Mitt Romney and his supporters often cite his role in the organization of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City as a solid credential for the Oval Office. Romney was brought in as CEO in 1999 after a bribery scandal left the organizing committee struggling for credibility. But now, there are competing accounts of Romney's Olympic role — and motivation.
  • Top Athlete In New Olympic Sport Injured
    One of the top athletes in the new Olympic sport of ski halfpipe is in critical condition in a Utah hospital. Canadian Sarah Burke, 29, was injured when she fell during a training run in Park City, Utah, earlier this week. Burke is considered a pioneer in a sport where competitors on skis do the same tricks and flips that snowboarders do — all in a super-sized halfpipe.
  • The Star Of Detroit's Auto Show? Fuel Efficiency
    Automakers seek to make a splash at the Detroit Auto Show by unveiling new models and cars. This year, the unexpected star of the show is fuel efficiency. Compact cars are taking center stage. NPR's Sonari Glinton talks to Audie Cornish.
  • Eddie George Trades Touchdowns For Togas
    The Heisman Trophy-winning football player has moved from the field to the stage. He's pursuing an acting career and plays the title role in Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
  • Top TV Picks For January
    This month, there are a whole slew of new shows and season premieres on TV, from top series American Idol on Fox to the movie-worthy cast of HBO's Luck. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times suggests you try dramas Justified and Touch — and run away from sitcoms Rob and Work It as fast as you can. He talks to Audie Cornish.

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