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Monday In Depth: December 31, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Will lawmakers avoid the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff?

    A Capitol Hill deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts grew perilously near.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    The biggest medical stories of 2012

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the healthcare reform law may have dominated health news in 2012, but there were many other big medical stories. We'll discuss the discoveries that captured our attention.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    The best books of 2012

    We'll take a look back at the best books of 2012. We covered a lot of literary ground on The Daily Circuit this year, and many of the books featured on the show have ended up on critics' lists of top reads.

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  • 4 beach read lists for your summer vacation

    I am bringing "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, "How Fiction Works" by James Woods, and "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris on my trip.
  • Video: Inside The Daily Circuit studio with Tom Weber

    MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio.
  • 4 history book recommendations

    Books that chronicle Stalin's rise, Nixon's fall and the epic journey of one the great men of the 20th century.
  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."

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Kerri Miller joined MPR News in June 2004 as host of MPR's News' Midmorning and Talking Volumes. Before that she was an award-winning television reporter for KARE 11. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981.

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