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All Things Considered
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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  • Obama Tries To Sell 2012 Budget
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Tuesday to fend off criticism of his new 2012 budget.
  • Obama's Rhetoric Evolves With Democracy Protests
    The White House has had to tread carefully in dealing with unrest in Egypt. The president's message has evolved with events and who his words have been crafted for.
  • Nurses Can Become Desensitized To Hospital Sounds
    Michele Norris speaks with Boston Globe reporter Liz Kowalczyk about her investigative series on how hospital staff can tune out or not react with urgency to patient alarms.
  • Boards Approve NYSE-Deutsche Boerse Merger
    It's official: Deutsche Boerse and the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange intend to merge. Both companies' boards approved the deal Tuesday. The merger will create the world's largest collection of exchanges for stock and futures trading.
  • The New Detroit: From Robot Clothes To Luxe Jeans
    Michigan is encouraging companies to look beyond the auto industry to help the state thrive. So one supplier who specializes in making protective cloth coverings for the robots used in auto plants is expanding into the fashion world — producing blue jeans inspired by the Motor City.
  • Clinton: Nations Will 'Pay Price' For Restricting Web
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is warning autocratic governments that restricting the Internet will not hold back rising support for democratic reforms. In a speech Tuesday, she vowed to support Internet freedoms. But, Senate Republicans complain in new report that the State Department isn't financing Internet freedoms, at least when it comes to China.
  • Egypt Uprising Could Spur Copycats In North Africa
    Melissa Block speaks with J. Scott Carpenter of the Washington Institute about the potential for the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia to be replicated in other North African nations.
  • FBI Faulted For Overstating Science In Anthrax Case
    The FBI and Justice Department overstated the certainty of the scientific evidence used to prove that Bruce Ivins carried out the anthrax mailings that killed five people in 2001, according to an independent panel of scientists. The panel limited its findings to the science and did not "assess the guilt or innocence of anyone" tied to the case.
  • WikiLeaks Supporters Fight Request For Twitter Data
    On Tuesday morning, lawyers for WikiLeaks backers tried to persuade a federal magistrate judge to unseal the government's request for details about four private Twitter accounts. The Justice Department wants more information about some tweets in its probe into the leak of confidential U.S. documents.
  • Cartoonist Pokes Fun At Planning His Own Wedding
    When Adrian Tomine and Sarah Brennan started planning their wedding, they puzzled over what to give their guests as favors. Then it clicked: Tomine, who has done illustrations for The New Yorker, could put together comic strips. The strips are published in a new book, Scenes From an Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir.

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