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  • Christina TvedtenRecount Day 1: Dayton gains 20 votes, Emmer down 4
    After the first day of the recount in Minnesota's statewide governor's race, Democrat Mark Dayton picked up 24 votes over Republican Tom Emmer compared to Election Night tallies.6:55 a.m.
  • Mike OsterholmSenate focusing on food safety
    Congress is on the verge of passing the first major overhaul of America's food safety laws since the 1930s. The Senate is considering a version of the reform today. The House passed a more stringent bill last year, but it's the Senate version that's expected to take precedence.7:20 a.m.
  • Carbs unwelcome this holiday season
    Well here they are -- the holidays again. And while it's always nice to get together with old friends and loved ones this time of year, there's one holiday reunion essayist Peter Smith is not looking forward to.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ex-Diplomats Fear Leak Will Lead To Cautious Cables
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is trying to limit the diplomatic fallout from the disclosure of classified State Department cables. They contain information on the inner workings of the department and some embarrassing assessments of world leaders. Being frank is part of the job when it comes to writing cables, according to a retired diplomat.
  • 'Der Spiegel' Studied Leaked Cables For Weeks
    Several publications writing about the WikiLeaks diplomatic reports had them months in advance. One was the German magazine Der Spiegel, whose Washington correspondents include Gregor Peter Schmitz. He tells Steve Inskeep that reporters have been reading, and discussing what they read since August.
  • Supreme Court To Hear California Prisons Case
    At issue is a federal court order from a specially created three-judge panel. It requires California to take whatever measures are necessary to bring down the state's prison population by some 46,000 prisoners.
  • 271 Unknown Picasso Pieces Turn Up In France
    A retired French electrician, who once worked for Pablo Picasso, reveals he has 271 previously unknown works by the late 20th century painter.
  • Medical Panel: Don't Go Overboard On Vitamin D
    The Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board says children and most adults need 600 international units of vitamin D a day. People older than 70 need 800. That's more than the previous targets, but a lot less than advocates of high-dose vitamin D claim is necessary.
  • Officials Aim For Small Wins In Cancun Climate Talks
    Diplomats are taking a more measured approach to U.N. climate-treaty talks this year. They're hoping for incremental progress around issues like financing instead of an all-or-nothing approach to emissions reductions.
  • Google Aims To Buy Internet Coupon Company
    Google may soon pay up to $6 billion for the Internet coupon company Groupon, according to The New York Times. Groupon is the two-year-old Chicago company that sends daily discount offers to peoples' email accounts, tailored to their locations.
  • Court To Review Patent Judgment Against Microsoft
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Microsoft's appeal in a major patent infringement case. The issue: What is the proper legal standard to determine if a patent is valid.
  • Trash To Treasure: From Toilets To Tiles
    You wouldn't expect a landfill to be a place where you could turn something into a thing of beauty. But decorative tile maker, Paul Burns, sees opportunity in trash.
  • Student Designs Coat To Keep Homeless Warm
    Veronika Scott designed the Element Survival Coat. It's made out of a housing insulation, and either recycled wool or any sort of synthetic fiber. The college student in Detroit passed out copies of her design to the homeless. The coat doubles as a sleeping bag.

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