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Monday, October 14, 2013

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  • More Negotiations, Still No Deal, On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling
    As the U.S. gets closer to a debt default, lawmakers in both the House and Senate were in session on Monday's Columbus Day holiday to continue negotiations to find an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.
  • Rep. Cole: Shutting Down Government Was Not A Good Tactic
    Melissa Block speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the state of the Republican party as the government shutdown continues and the debt ceiling looms closer. Rep. Cole is deputy House whip, in charge of counting and cajoling votes from his fellow Republicans.
  • Bob Mondello Remembers Columbus Day 1963, And A Visit To Camelot
    Bob Mondello remembers a Columbus Day 50 years ago made special by what seemed to him a visit to a real-life Camelot — and an unexpected encounter with John F. Kennedy. The president was atoning for some injudicious remarks about Italian Americans by hosting a special Rose Garden ceremony for government workers with Italian heritage.
  • Are Iran's Centrifuges Just Few Turns From A Nuclear Bomb?
    Talks about the country's nuclear program are set to begin in Geneva. Iran says it is making nuclear fuel for power plants, but some observers are suspicious of the country's motives.
  • Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal
    Chemical compounds discovered in a mosquito fossil from Montana offer scientists clues to what the very old insect ate before it died. The bug's final blood meal was likely from a bird, researchers say, and could lead to other hints about ancient Earth.
  • A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back
    After more than 50 years, Bill Baker returns to the island in an effort to analyze his life.
  • On Montana Reservation, A Mixed Reception For Bisons' Return
    A small herd of genetically pure bison, free of cattle genes, have recently arrived at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Some tribal members hail the bisons' arrival as a return of an important cultural heritage, but others, including native ranchers, say the new herd is unwelcome.
  • The Band's Robertson Wants Kids To Know Music's 'Legends'
    Melissa Block talks with musician Robbie Robertson of The Band about his first book, Legends, Icons & Rebels, an illustrated guide to 27 musical greats aimed at kids. Robertson says all the musicians in the book, which includes the Beatles, Johnny Cash, and Joni Mitchell, were on the playlist at his house, so his kids had a strong musical foundation. He hopes this new book helps other kids as well.
  • Optimism, But Still No Debt Deal, On Capitol Hill
    President Obama postponed a meeting with congressional leadership Monday afternoon to give Senate leaders more time to work on a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. It's being taken as a sign that progress is being made, but the president warned that damage from a default on the nation's debts would dwarf the economic impact of the partial government shutdown.
  • Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar On Monday's Hill Negotiations
    Melissa Block spoke with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about Senate negotiations on the debt ceiling and partial federal government shutdown.

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