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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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  • Ron Paul: Steadily, 'Our Numbers Are Growing'
    In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the GOP presidential candidate talked about everything from civil rights to a graduated tax.
  • Battered And Bruised, Perry Returns To Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry is back in Texas, after dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He's returned battered and bruised, but he still has strong supporters in his home state.
  • Fed Keeps Short-Term Interest Rates Low
    Federal Reserve officials said they expect short-term interest rates to stay close to zero "at least through late 2014." The Fed has been trying to give more explicit guidance on what it expects in the future as part of a broader move to greater transparency.
  • Four Officers Arrested For Civil Rights Violations
    For years, the Latino community in East Haven, Conn., complained of systematic abuse and harassment at the hands of the town's police force. Tuesday, the federal government arrested four local cops and accused them of repeatedly violating the civil rights of Hispanic residents. The arrests have prompted dramatically different reactions from the Latino community and the mayor of East Haven.
  • Filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos Dies At 76
    Critic David Thomson listed Theo Angelopoulos among a handful of truly great living filmmakers. His movies were epic in length and addressed epic periods in Greek history and mythology. They were among the most visually stunning movies made in the 20th century. He won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 1995 for Ulysses' Gaze, which starred Harvey Keitel. Angelopoulos died Tuesday after being struck by a motorcycle. He was 76.
  • Shoe Company Practices Insourcing For The Sole
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about bringing jobs back to the U.S. Oregon shoe maker Keen is doing its part. The company opened its first American factory in 2010, and while it still produces most of its shoes in Asia, Keen's CEO says manufacturing in the U.S. has been a "giant leap" for the company.
  • Illinois' Quinn Pressured To Roll Back Tax Increase
    Last year this time, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was pushing a big income tax increase to help balance the state's budget. This year, Quinn is being pressured to roll part of that increase back. But the state is still months behind in paying its bills, with a pension shortfall looming.
  • What's Hot At The Sundance Film Festival?
    The Sundance Film Festival is under way in Park City, Utah, this week. The annual independent film festival has more than a hundred films screening over 10 days. Melissa Block checks in with Los Angeles Times film writer Steven Zeitchik. He says the nation's economic struggles are evident in many of the films on display. And it's not just the documentaries — it's also in the fictional films.
  • Giffords Makes A Tearful Farewell
    Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords took to the House floor Wednesday one last time to say good-bye, for now, to her colleagues. It was an emotional scene as she handed in her resignation, a little more than a year after being gravely injured in an assassination attempt.
  • In The Music Box, New Orleans Residents Hear Hope
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, it left behind a city full of destroyed homes. Now, artists have reclaimed one of the city's blighted properties in the 9th Ward — and turned it into a work of art and music.

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