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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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  • Odd Political Bedfellows Agree: Banks Still Too Big To Fail
    On the political far left and right, some believe that large banks still pose a threat to taxpayers. These banks are so big, they argue, that the government will step in with support if needed. Still, the more mainstream view in Washington is that the Dodd-Frank reforms are sufficient to handle the problem.
  • U.S. Gets Low Marks On Infrastructure From Engineers' Group
    The condition of the nation's roads, bridges and other kinds of infrastructure has actually improved over the past few years, but only slightly, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. It gives the U.S. a D-plus on its annual report card.
  • FBI Says It Knows Who's Behind Biggest Art Museum Heist In History
    In 1990, men dressed as police officers made off with 13 art pieces valued at up to $500 million. They included two Rembrandt oil paintings. The FBI is asking for help in locating them.
  • Egyptian And Syrian Presidents Find No Friend In Jordanian King
    Robert Siegel talks to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic about his profile of Jordan's King Abdullah. In the article, published in the magazine's April issue, the monarch openly criticizes the rulers of neighboring nations, the Jordanian secret police, local tribal leaders, members of his own royal family, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • What's Worked, And What Hasn't, In Gun-Loving Switzerland
    Like Americans, the Swiss have an entrenched gun culture — it's not uncommon to see regular citizens out in the public with a gun slung across their back — and most are vehemently opposed to gun control. Yet Switzerland has a far lower rate of gun violence than in the U.S.
  • Gun Metaphors Deeply Embedded In English Language
    Gun-oriented language is so pervasive in American English that even Vice President Joe Biden, in a recent press conference about curbing gun violence, discussed "shooting" for a given deadline and the lack of a "silver bullet." Melissa Block speaks with Katherine Connor Martin, head of U.S. dictionaries for Oxford University Press, about how American English came to be peppered with so many of the terms.
  • Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico Face Off In World Baseball Championship
    Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about Tuesday's World Baseball Classic championship game in San Francisco.
  • With Headline Bus Tour, 'New York Post' Takes Manhattan
    The New York Post, with its brazen and sometimes hilarious, sometimes cruel and punishing headlines, is now promoting itself with a bus tour of Manhattan. It drives by spots where reporters covered the scandals, murders and sensations that make New York City such a competitive tabloid town.
  • A Turning Point For Talking About Suicide And Guns In Wyoming
    Wyoming has the highest suicide rate in the U.S., and two-thirds of the state's suicides are by firearm. Like much of the West, Wyoming's gun ownership rates are high, and gun culture is strong. The state's relationship with guns has made suicide prevention efforts tough, but that may be changing.
  • 'We Survived Iraq': An Iraqi Makes A New Home In North Carolina
    Ali Hamdani worked for NPR in Iraq and narrowly survived a 2008 car bomb attack. He's among a relatively small number of Iraqis who have been allowed to resettle in the U.S., and he considers himself lucky.

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