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Thursday, January 31, 2013

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  • Children Among Syria's Most Vulnerable Refugees
    Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flee into Jordan seeking safety and shelter. Melissa Block speaks with Andrew Harper, the head of the UN Refugee Agency in Jordan, who is coordinating efforts in the Al Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, for the latest.
  • Egyptians Grown Weary Of Ongoing Political Clashes
    Thousands of people have flooded the streets to protest Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's government. But millions more are at home, trying to get through each day. Some blame protesters for stalling the transition, the nation and making Egypt an even less attractive place to invest.
  • Senator Menendez Under Fire As He Takes Up Senate Foreign Relations Gavel
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez this month personally repaid nearly $59,000 for two trips to the Dominican Republic aboard a private jet. The jet is owned by a Florida eye doctor who is under investigation by the FBI.
  • Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court!
    Some attorneys have gotten nasty and others want it to stop. In New York, a group has decided to tackle the decrease in civility through song.
  • Three Thrilling Books Will Help Heat Up Your Winter
    Book critic Alan Cheuse reviews three books to help heat up your winter — all thrillers — The Rage by Gene Kerrigan, Ratlines by Stuart Neville, and The Third Bullet by Stephen Hunter.
  • 'New York Times' The Target Of Chinese Cyber Attack
    The New York Times says hackers in China infiltrated the newspaper's computer systems. The Chinese government closely watches and censors Chinese media reports about policy and officials but it is less able to do so with the foreign press. The attack on the Times may signal a tactic that can be used against foreign news organizations.
  • As U.S. Consumes Less Cocaine, Brazil Uses More
    The cocaine market in the Americas is changing among both producers and consumers. The old model was Colombian cocaine going to the U.S. Now, it's increasingly common for Bolivian cocaine to be headed to Brazil.
  • Andrews Sisters Had Their First Big Hit With A Yiddish Song
    On the occasion of the death of Patty Andrews, the last surviving Andrew sister, we hear from researcher Sheryl Kaskowitz about the group's first major hit which earned them a gold record. "Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn" was composed by Jacob Jacobs and Sholom Secunda for a 1932 Yiddish comedy musical, I Would If I Could, which closed after one season.
  • Cyclo-Cross Championship Takes U.S. By Storm, Mud And Sand
    The bicycle sport is grueling, with riders traversing off-road courses dotted with obstacles. It's still little-known in the U.S., but is growing fast. Louisville, Ky., hosts the world championship competition this weekend — the first such event held outside of Europe.
  • Painted Gnomes Allowed To Roam On Oakland Utility Poles
    Over the past year, small, elfin creatures started springing up all around Oakland, Calif., on the base of utility poles. The local utility had vowed to remove them but now says the paintings can stay.

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