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Monday, March 4, 2013

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  • Obama's Second Term Cabinet Nears Completion With New Nominations
    President Obama named a new Department of Energy secretary, a new budget director and a new head for the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. All three will require confirmation by the Senate.
  • Obama's Pick For EPA Head The Most Likely To Cause Controversy
    Gina McCarthy could find herself on the hot seat in the battle over global warming.
  • Kenyan Election Marked By Record Turnout, Limited Violence
    In the east African nation of Kenya, voters cast ballots for their next president from a field featuring the sons of the nation's first leaders. One of them has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged human rights abuses related to elections five years ago when more than 1,200 people died in ethnic violence.
  • In Kazakhstan, No Horror At Horse Meat
    Horse meat may strike horror in Great Britain. But in Kazakhstan, horseflesh isn't just acceptable, it's a traditional treat. Visitors can eat spicy horse meat sausage and drink fermented mare's milk — the same fare that fueled Genghis Khan's marauding army as it swept across the steppe.
  • Three Motown Artists Die Within Weeks Of Each Other
    Audie Cornish has more on three Motown artists who died recently — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the hit-making Motown group the Miracles; Richard Street, a member of the Temptations; and Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits.
  • Tech Week Ahead: SXSW Interactive
    Audie Cornish talks with Laura Sydell for a preview of South by Southwest Interactive. The tech event, one of the most popular showcases for tech startups and emerging technologies, starts later this week in Austin.
  • Street Lights, Security Systems And Sewers? They're Hackable, Too
    Internet networks control more and more of our environment every day. And many of these things can be hacked. That's because over the past decade, the Internet and the mobile phone network have been layered on top of all kinds of technologies that weren't built with security in mind.
  • 'Productivity' Apps Motivate With A Dose Of Punishment
    Thorin Klosowski, of the blog Lifehacker, tells Audie Cornish about some smartphone apps that motivate you to get out of bed or go to the gym with a special dose of punishment.
  • Drought-Stricken Plains Farmers 'Giddy' Over Heavy Snow
    More than 2 feet of snow hit the high plains this week, snarling travel and all but shutting down some cities. Despite those hassles, for farmers and ranchers, the snow brings some urgently needed moisture to their drought-stricken fields and pastures.
  • Steamship Anchors A Community, But Its Days May Be Numbered
    The nation's last coal-fired ferry has been traversing Lake Michigan from the town of Ludington, Mich., since 1953. An EPA permit allowing the Badger to dump several tons of coal ash into the lake daily is now under review, which could mean big changes for the small town's culture and economy.

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