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Thursday, September 12, 2013

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  • Will Obama's Zig-Zag Syria Message Cause Long-Term Damage?
    It's been 22 days since the world learned of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. In that time, the administration's approach to the situation has zigged and zagged. Will the shifting message cause lasting damage to the Obama presidency?
  • How Russian Come-Back Kid Vladimir Putin Stays Strong
    Audie Cornish speaks with Politico's Susan Glasser about Russian leader Vladmir Putin's return to the presidency and how he has re-asserted himself on the domestic and international stage.
  • Floods Kill Three, Cause Havoc In Colorado
    At least three people are dead as flash floods caused by heavy rains swept through areas near Boulder, Colo. The flooding left motorists stranded, forced hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and caused several buildings to collapse.
  • See Ya, Voyager: Probe Has Finally Entered Interstellar Space
    "This is the real deal. Voyager 1 has finally reached interstellar space; the first time a spacecraft has been in the space between the stars," says one project scientist. Launched in 1977, the probe has been surveying the solar system.
  • Bulgaria Closes Cold War Poison Umbrella Murder Case
    Robert Siegel talks with Diana Ivanova, a Bulgarian documentary filmmaker and former reporter for Radio Free Europe, about one of the Cold War's most notorious assassinations: The murder of Bulgarian writer and dissident Georgi Markov by poison-tipped umbrella. Bulgaria decided a statute of limitations was finally reached yesterday, 35 years after Markov died of ricin poisoning. British police, however, are continuing with their own investigation into Markov's assassin.
  • Connecticut Takes Obamacare To The People
    Outreach workers are going from concerts to oyster festivals to urge uninsured people to sign up for coverage. The state received $15 million in federal money to spend on marketing a health insurance exchange that opens Oct. 1.
  • No Bitter Pill: Doctors Prescribe Fruits And Veggies
    An initiative in New York City is designed to nudge the families of overweight kids and teens to change the way they eat with fruit and vegetable prescriptions. The big incentive? Free produce as well as tips on how best to cook and economize.
  • In These 'Gardens,' The Tree Rings Of The Radical Left
    Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens sketches a history of the American left that is at once intimate and expansive. Out of the lives of a few conflicted characters, reviewer Mohsin Hamid explains, the book lends depth and emotion to events that affected millions.
  • Taking Back 'Funkytown': Songwriters Prepare For A Custody Battle
    Steven Greenberg of the disco group Lipps, Inc. joins Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Loretta Lynn among artists currently trying to reclaim ownership of their work from labels, per a 1976 revision of copyright law. But the record industry is expected to put up a legal fight to retain the rights.
  • Why TV Networks Want You To Watch Fall Shows Before They Air
    The fall season isn't scheduled to start for another several weeks, but with a little web searching you can sample the first episodes of a whole bunch of the new TV shows early for free. Counterintuitive as it sounds, the networks are so intent on hooking you that they're willing to lure viewers away from watching the premiere episode on air, where the ratings actually count.

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