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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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  • Gains In Afghan Health: Too Good To Be True?
    A U.S.-sponsored mortality survey released last year found huge improvements in health across Afghanistan. But the improvements are so dramatic that experts, including several involved in the survey, question the findings.
  • Coll Discusses His 'New Yorker' Piece
    Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker contributor and president of New America Foundation Steve Coll about his new article on Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. The article is titled "Looking for Mullah Omar."
  • Occupy Protesters Gather On Capitol Hill
    The Occupy Wall Street movement came to Capitol Hill Tuesday to welcome House members back after their holiday break.
  • Bill Pits Hollywood Against Silicon Valley
    Hollywood wants the government to crack down on digital piracy of films and TV shows, but Silicon Valley is not interested in being the nation's online piracy police. A look at why the White House weighed in on this legislative fight.
  • The Little Willies: For The Wrenching 'Good Times'
    For the Good Times features upbeat Western swing, country ballads and obscure covers.
  • States' Fiscal Future Starts To Look A Bit Brighter
    The improved outlook comes at a painful cost: nearly 700,000 state and local government jobs lost, and significant cuts to education and other programs. And since a quarter of states' budgets come from federal funding, more problems are on the way. But the hope is that the days of crippling budget deficits are at an end.
  • Suze Orman Discusses Her Prepaid Debit Card
    Audie Cornish speaks with financial expert and author Suze Orman about her new prepaid debit card, Approved.
  • Death Toll For Shipwrecked Liner Rises To 11
    Italian media have released the transcripts of conversations between the coast guard and the captain of the cruise ship that ran aground off the Tuscan coast. The coast guard pleads with the captain to return to his vessel and evacuate the passengers. Meanwhile, recovery workers have found five more bodies.
  • 'The Flame Alphabet': When Language Turns Toxic
    In this chilling dystopian novel by Ben Marcus, the speech of children begins poisoning adults, and a married couple must consider abandoning their teenage daughter to save themselves.
  • Romney Works To Shore Up Support In S.C.
    With just days to go before the South Carolina primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigned in Florence, S.C., Tuesday.

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