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Monday, March 1, 2010

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  • Rescue Efforts Continue After Chile Quake
    Rescuers were scrambling Monday to find missing people in Concepcion, Chile's second largest city and one of the places worst hit by Saturday's earthquake. Aid groups are struggling to get food distribution going and police are trying to keep looting under control. Reporter Annie Murphy offers her insight.
  • Strict Building Code May Explain Lower Chile Toll
    The recent earthquake in Chile was much stronger than the earthquake that shook Haiti last month, but far fewer people have died in Chile. One reason seems to be that Chile has strict building codes to deal with large quakes. Eduardo Kausel, a professor of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers his insight.
  • Democrats See 1995 Parallels In Latest Showdown
    Two thousand federal transportation workers were furloughed Monday because a GOP senator blocked a bill extending federal highway building as well as unemployment benefits and other programs. For some it brought memories of a government shutdown triggered by Republicans during the Clinton administration 14 years ago, a political loser for the GOP, but this one might be different.
  • Latest Web Craze: Chat Roulette
    The new Internet phenomenon Chat Roulette allows strangers to talk to each other via Web cams. It is, as the name suggests, similar to Russian roulette in that you don't know what you're going to get next or, indeed, what you might see. Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman discusses the viral phenomenon. Omar Gallaga of the
  • New Sweet Treat: Breath By Chocolate
    A Harvard University professor and biomedical scientist invented a calorie-free way to enjoy chocolate: Inhale it.
  • AIG's Sale Of Asian Unit To Boost Loan Repayment
    AIG is selling its prized Asian life insurance unit to British insurer Prudential for $35 billion, the largest sale for AIG since its federal bailout. Proceeds from the deal will be used to pay back a portion of the tens of billions AIG owes the U.S. government.
  • U.S. Reverses Course On Who's Top Creditor
    Two weeks ago, it was reported that Japan had supplanted China as the top U.S. creditor, sending ripples across the financial world. The Treasury Department has now revised its data, and it turns out the U.S. government still owes more money to China than any other country.
  • With Olympics Over, What To Watch On TV?
    The end of this year's Olympics signals a time of important decisions: Olympic athletes leave Vancouver wondering what's next in their careers, and the millions who watched them are wondering how they are we going to fill the void? Maureen Ryan, TV critic for the Chicago Tribune discusses what to watch now the Olympics are over.
  • Why The Anti-Lenoism?
    Monday Jay Leno returns to 11:35 and The Tonight Show. His failed prime-time show — and the train wreck it created on NBC — hasn't been good for Leno's image. But Hollywood Reporter editor Andrew Wallenstein says Leno doesn't deserve to be vilified.
  • Dallas, Fort Worth Battle For Cultural Supremacy
    There's a showdown brewing in Texas: between the neighboring cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. They're not fighting over land, or water, or oil or gas rights; they're fighting for cultural supremacy. Who's got the best art museum? Who's bigger in the music world?

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