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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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  • U.N. Official: Haiti Solutions Should Be Thought Out
    The acting deputy head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti says it's important not to rush to long-term solutions in the quake-hit country. Tony Banbury says the U.N. is determined to avoid all of the common mistakes of the past.
  • Haiti's Homeless Wary Of Efforts To Relocate Them
    Officials estimate there are more than 650 makeshift camps of quake survivors scattered throughout Port-au-Prince. Authorities say the delivery of food and medical services would be eased if people were moved into new camps organized and run by relief agencies in outlying areas.
  • U.S. Bans Commercial Drivers From Texting At Wheel
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday a full ban on texting while driving for all bus and truck drivers. This extends a similar ban on federally owned vehicles that came from the distracted-driving conference held late last year.
  • Justice O'Connor Criticizes Campaign Finance Ruling
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said Tuesday that judicial independence in the state courts will be severely compromised by last week's Supreme Court decision striking down bans on corporate spending in elections. More than 80 percent of the judges in the states are elected.
  • Ruling Gives Boost To California Courtroom Artists
    When the U.S. Supreme Court voted to keep video from the federal gay marriage trial under way in California off the Internet, many people who wanted to see the trial were disappointed. But for artist and journalist Vicki Behringer the decision was a huge relief — and a little bit of job security.
  • Ohio Town Weathers Recession
    Robert Siegel pays a return visit to the city of Chillicothe, Ohio, where he spent some time October 2008, shortly after the economic crisis began. We find out how the city as a whole and some individuals he met are doing now.
  • Lake Placid Churns Out Olympians Aiming For Gold
    The Lake Placid, N.Y., area has sent at least one athlete to every Winter Olympics since they began in 1924. This year, 10 athletes will go to Vancouver, including Nordic combined world champion Bill Demong. NPR's Melissa Block talked to some of the families of the Olympic athletes — and those who hope to create the next generation of Olympians.
  • Letters: Iggy Pop
    Listeners respond to the choice of Iggy Pop as one of the featured artists in the "50 Great Voices" series. Robert Siegel and Madeleine Brand read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Congress Hesitates To Act On Deficit
    On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office put a number on this year's deficit: a little more than $1.35 trillion. President Obama and Congress agree that something should be done. But a proposed bipartisan commission to tackle the deficit was shot down in the Senate.
  • Sen. Alexander: Obama Should Focus On Jobs
    The chairman of the Senate Republican Conference says President Obama should focus his State of the Union speech on jobs, debt and terrorism. If those three issues are better dealt with, says Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the U.S. can then deal with health care.

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