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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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  • House Takes Up Sandy Relief Bill After It Was Dropped By Previous Congress
    The House made good on a promise from Speaker John Boehner to pass stalled federal aid for those hit by Hurricane Sandy. Tamara Keith talks to Robert Siegel to explain the politics surrounding the $51 billion package.
  • House Republicans Say They Won't Raise The Debt Ceiling Without Spending Cuts
    Robert Siegel talks to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash), the new House Republican Conference Chair. She talks about her reaction to President Obama's comments about the debt ceiling.
  • Another George Bush Plans To Try His Hand At Politics
    George Prescott Bush, 36, has announced he is running for office in Texas. The grandson of the first President Bush, nephew of the second, and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has already raised nearly $1.4 million. Now he just has to decide what job he's campaigning for.
  • Wal-Mart Offers Jobs To Any New Veterans With An Honorable Discharge
    Wal-Mart is embarking on a major initiative to hire some veterans. They must apply within 12 months of leaving active duty and have an honorable discharge. The company projects it will hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.
  • Colleges Try To Curtail Flu Risk For Students
    As students return to class from winter break, campus health official are trying to avert an outbreak. Colleges in Boston are especially worried after the mayor's declaration last week of a public health emergency in the city.
  • Armstrong Reportedly Admits To Doping In Oprah Interview
    Tom Goldman talks to Audie Cornish about the latest reports on Lance Armstrong and a possible confession about his drug use during cycling championships.
  • Journalist Targeted By Lance Armstrong Says Doping Admission Is 'Satisfying'
    Audie Cornish talks to the Sunday Times chief sports writer David Walsh about his litigious relationship with Lance Armstrong. He wrote a book about his experience called Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong.
  • Turkey Promises Peace Talks With Kurdish Militants, Despite Paris Killings
    For years Turkish leaders vowed they would never negotiate with "terrorists" — their term for the militant PKK separatists who have been battling security forces for decades. So many Turks were startled to learn that the head of the intelligence service had been holding disarmament talks with jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan. Faced with uncertainty in Kurdish northern Iraq and rising Kurdish strength in parts of Syria, Ankara seems motivated to respond to some of the demands from its own Kurdish population. And many Turks, weary of the violence that has claimed an estimated 40,000 lives, are rallying behind the effort. But the government's previous Kurdish initiative was sabotaged by violence and a nationalist backlash, and analysts hope Turkey's leaders have learned some lessons from that failure.
  • Fitness Boot Camps May Get The Boot In Santa Monica, Calif.
    In the mornings, the lawn at Palisades Park is often covered with people in sweats and spandex, exercising in groups. But city officials are weighing a plan to muscle out the fitness classes.
  • As Bell Ringers Chime In, A Laptop Musician Branches Out
    The latest album by Berlin-based electronic artist Pantha du Prince is a collaboration built around a decidedly nondigital device: a series of large church bells.

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