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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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  • Obama Uses Twitter To Ramp Up Fiscal Cliff Pressure
    President Obama met with middle class taxpayers on Wednesday who had written to the White House about the impact of tax hikes on their pocket books.
  • Republican Corker On Deficit Plan, Benghazi Attack
    Melissa Block speaks to Republican Senator Bob Corker about his plan for dodging the "fiscal cliff."
  • USGA Might Ban Practice Of 'Anchoring' Putters
    The U.S. Golf Association proposed a rule on Wednesday that would outlaw a style of putting known as "anchor putting." The style makes use of an extra long putter where the end of the club is "anchored" in a player's chest or stomach. Robert Siegel speaks with David Duseck, deputy editor at about the change.
  • A Short Fuse For Fusion As Ignition Misses Deadline
    The $5 billion National Ignition Facility has been called a modern-day moonshot, a project of "revolutionary science." But the massive experiment that aims to generate nuclear fusion has failed to do so by a key deadline.
  • Letters: Kennedy Center Gets A New Organ
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about a new organ at the Kennedy Center.
  • Syrian Rebels Claim They Shot Down Fighter Jet With A Missile
    Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government MiG fighter jet and captured one of its pilots. It appears to be one of the first times Syrian rebels have successfully used a type of portable missile and could mark a turning point as the rebels challenge the regime's advantage in the air.
  • What Will It Take To Make The Gaza Cease-Fire Hold?
    A week has elapsed since a ceasefire ended an explosion of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The truce has so far held, despite some disputed incidents which have left one Palestinian dead and a group of Gaza fishermen in Israeli custody. Egypt, as mediator, is now holding separate talks with both sides to hammer out detailed agreements on key issues, including easing Israel's blockade of Gaza, and preventing weapons being smuggled into the region.
  • Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith
    The 2012 election shined a spotlight on the previously little-known religion of Mormonism. Many Americans have heard about the missionaries or baptism for the dead. But on the whole, the theology is shrouded in mystery. Mormons say their religion is often misunderstood because, unlike other faiths, it changes with time.
  • Doping Era Could Change MLB Hall Of Fame Entrants
    Baseball Hall of Fame voters will come face-to-face with the doping era this year. Major figures in steroid scandals including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa will be on the ballot for the first time. Melissa Block talks with Mike Pesca about the slate of candidates announced on Wednesday.
  • Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns
    The group's one and only album, Power Fuerza, provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment in musical and political history in 1970s New York City.

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