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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama To Announce New Security Measures
    President Obama met Tuesday with his national security team and was briefed on the agency reviews he ordered in the wake of the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing. Obama is expected to announce new steps the government will take to prevent terrorist attacks.
  • Passengers React To Increased Airport Screening
    People flying into U.S. airports are dealing with extra scrutiny in the wake of the attempted attack on a plane bound for Detroit on Christmas Day. Passengers in New York's JFK Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Detroit react to the new security measures.
  • New Orleans Casts A Wide Net For Teachers
    Educators in New Orleans are hiring teachers from all over the country through a variety of national training programs like Teach For America. Can New Orleans serve as a model for a national teaching market, or is the city relying too heavily on outsiders?
  • N.D. TV Tower No Longer World's Tallest
    The KVLY-TV tower near Fargo, N.D., no longer holds the title of the world's tallest manmade structure. That honor now belongs to the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, which is 2,717 feet tall. Doug Jenson, chief engineer for KVLY-TV, says the North Dakota structure has always been a source of pride for those who work there.
  • Calif. City Reeling After Educator Slain In Mexico
    El Monte, Calif., mourned the loss of a role model and community leader at a vigil on Monday. The city has been hit hard by the brutal slaying of Bobby Salcedo, who was vacationing in Mexico with his wife. They were out with friends at a local bar when gunmen burst in and kidnapped Salcedo and five other men. Mexican authorities say it looks like the work of a drug gang.
  • Mexico's Drug War Brings More Carnage To Border
    Almost 2,600 people were killed in Juarez in 2009, making it the hemisphere's murder capital. The wave of killings that has grown steadily over the last two years has spawned a secondary crime wave of kidnapping and extortion. The violence has left the city in a state of shock.
  • Letters: Luxury Theaters
    Listeners respond to the story on luxury movie theaters. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
  • In N.Y. Area, Spat Means No HGTV, Food Network
    Millions in the New York area are going without cable networks like the Food Network and HGTV because of a dispute between the Scripps Networks and cable provider Cablevision. Hollywood Reporter's Andrew Wallenstein says retransmission consent lies at the heart of the dispute.
  • Somi: A Familiar And Exotic 'Rain'
    There's nothing like a good song to make you realize you're not alone after all. Music can cross divides, and Somi draws from the common ground she has found in many cultures. Her new album, If the Rains Come First, celebrates many flavors from her past.
  • Questions Follow Deadly Attack On CIA
    It now seems it was a Jordanian doctor who detonated a bomb at a U.S. base in Afghanistan, killing seven CIA employees. The deadly attack raises many questions about whether CIA tradecraft was followed or not. In particular, officials want to know how the man was allowed to get on the base without being carefully searched.

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