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Friday, January 20, 2012

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  • How South Carolina Has Worked Its GOP Crystal Ball
    Every year since 1980, the winner of South Carolina's Republican primary has gone on to win the party's nomination. Republican strategists and political scientists say the reasons are pretty simple.
  • Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Candidates
    Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
  • Colbert, Cain Hold Rally In S.C.
    Friday in Charleston, S.C., comedian Stephen Colbert and former GOP candidate Herman Cain joined forces at an event dubbed the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally."
  • The Secret Document That Transformed China
    In 1978, the farmers in a small Chinese village signed a secret contract. They thought it might get them executed. Instead, it wound up transforming China's economy.
  • Four Views On Megaupload
    In the wake of the site's shutdown, many questions about its legal and illicit uses remain.
  • Israeli And Arab Hackers Square Off In Cyberbattle
    The Israeli and Saudi hackers have picked on stock exchanges and airlines, releasing credit card information. So far, it appears only a small number of hackers have been involved on either side, but there are concerns that the scale of the attacks could escalate.
  • For South Carolina Voters, Jobs May Matter Most
    South Carolina's Lancaster County is solid Republican country — it went for John McCain over President Obama in 2008. It also has a 12.3 percent unemployment rate, which will likely affect how people in Lancaster County vote in Saturday's GOP primary.
  • Music Of Bayaka Pygmies Featured In New Film
    Robert Siegel interviews filmmaker Lavinia Currier about the music used in her film Oka!, which depicts the journey of Louis Sarno, who traveled to the Central African Republic as an ethnomusicologist to record the music of the Bayaka pygmies. Like Sarno, the Oka! film crew traveled to the Central African Republic with sound engineer Chris Berry, who developed a portable sound studio specifically for recording music in the field. Berry taught the Bayaka how to use multi-tracking equipment to compose their own songs.
  • High Court Orders Redo Of Texas Redistricting Plan
    A lower court must now take a new look at election maps drawn up by the Texas Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans. The state is getting four new seats in the House of Representatives, so the stakes are high. But this decision is unlikely to be the last word on how Lone Star reapportionment will play out.
  • Administration Stands Firm On Birth Control Coverage
    Final rules requiring insurance plans to cover prescription contraceptives will give religious-based hospitals and other organizations whose primary purpose is not religious an extra year to come into compliance. But the requirement remains, despite vigorous objections from some groups.

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