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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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  • Europe Gets Austerity, But With Few Signs Of Growth
    The plan to save Europe's economies calls for troubled countries to rein in government spending. But economists say austerity by itself won't be enough; there must also be a plan for growth.
  • Analysis: Rich To Benefit Most In Gingrich Tax Plan
    Newt Gingrich's plan to rewrite the nation's tax policy hasn't gotten as much attention as some of his other proposals, but according to a new analysis it would require sweeping changes to the government. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that 70 percent of Americans would see their taxes go down.
  • Email Thread Challenges Murdoch's Credibility
    News Corp's U.K. attorneys have provided Parliament with an email thread that establishes that James Murdoch was informed of the wide extent of phone hacking at News Of The World — on a date that is earlier than he has previously claimed. For his part, Murdoch has written to Parliament that he received — but did not read — the emails. This revelation is a serious challenge to Murdoch's already tenuous credibility. For more, Melissa Block talks to NPR's David Folkenflik.
  • Immigration Detainees Seek Prison-Rape Protection
    Human rights advocates are calling on the Obama administration to do more protect people in immigration detention centers from sexual assault. A new federal rule covers inmates in jails and prisons, but some Homeland Security officials want an exemption for facilities that house illegal immigrants.
  • No 'God Particle' Yet, But Scientists Say Stay Tuned
    New data from the world's largest particle physics lab offer "intriguing hints" about the Higgs boson. The Higgs is a key part of some beautiful math that would explain why things have mass — if scientists can find concrete evidence that the particle really exists. Alas, "we have not found it yet," physicists said today.
  • For U.S. Troops, Fighting Starts At Afghan Border
    The focus of the war in Afghanistan is shifting to its border with Pakistan. Recent high-profile attacks were planned in Pakistan and carried out by militants who crossed through the mountainous border region. Now, the U.S. military is trying to stem that flow.
  • For Some Arab Revolutionaries, A Serbian Tutor
    Srdja Popovic was a key figure in the 2000 revolution in Serbia, and in recent years he's been providing training to other would-be revolutionaries. His pupils include young Arabs who have played leading roles in uprisings in their countries during the past year.
  • Sandusky Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing
    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in court Tuesday. It was expected to be an emotional day as his alleged victims were slated to detail the sexual abuse. But Sandusky's attorney waived the preliminary hearing. The decision stopped the victims from telling their side of the story — for now.
  • Schubert's 'Winterreise' Paints Bleak Landscape For Bill T. Jones
    The choreographer and dancer says that music "helps us bear the pain through sheer beauty and intensity."
  • Biden: Iraq Will Be A Partner; History Will Judge If War Was Worth It
    "We're looking for a stable, democratic government that is not beholden to anyone in the region and is able to be secure within its own borders," the vice president told NPR, and he sees that happening in Iraq.

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