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Friday, November 9, 2012

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  • Obama Insists On Tax Hikes For Wealthy Americans
    On Friday, President Obama made his first public remarks since winning re-election. He used the moment to insist on greater revenues from the affluent in any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
  • Week In Politics: Fiscal Cliff, GOP Soul Searching
    It's been an eventful week in politics, but now what? The fiscal cliff looms, the Republican Party does some soul searching, and some are asking, did the elections change anything? Melissa Block talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
  • The Art Of Chinese Propaganda
    A treasure-trove of Mao-era propaganda posters is housed in an unmarked basement museum in Shanghai.
  • The Benefit Of Birthdays? Freebies Galore
    The occasion of his birthday has caused David Was to ponder growing older. And he has found a silver lining: free food.
  • Thousands Still Living In The Cold After Sandy
    In New York City, medical personnel are fanning out to provide care to residents in apartment buildings left cold and powerless by superstorm Sandy. Many people have been living without basic necessities since the storm hit 11 days ago and the teams are going door-to-door to find and treat those with medical needs.
  • Uprooted By Sandy, Residents Scatter To New Housing
    FEMA has put more than 30,000 New York and New Jersey residents in hotels and motels and given out roughly $300 million in rental assistance. Mobile homes are on their way to hard-hit areas, and some with housing are opening their doors.
  • New York Still Pumping Water Out Of Subway System
    Robert Siegel talks to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Clancy, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and George Kern, Director of Bridge and Tunnel Operations for the New York City Department of Transportation, about the millions of gallons of water that has been pumped out from the tunnels after super storm Sandy and the challenges of dealing with a natural disaster of that magnitude.
  • Church Of England Names New Top Cleric
    The Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, has been appointed as the next archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the Church of England. The former oil executive has only a year's experience as a bishop. Philip Reeves has the story.
  • Squeezebox Brutality: Murder Ballads From Finland
    Accordion renegade Kimmo Pohjonen collects a series of gruesome tales on Murhaballadeja.
  • CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair
    Petraeus has been married for 37 years and said "such behavior is unacceptable." Petraeus retired from the Army as a four-star general to become the CIA chief in September of 2011.

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