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Friday, December 22, 2006

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  • Denver Airport Is Home to Stranded Travelers
    Travelers at Denver International Airport have been forced to make themselves at home in the airport after a snow storm shut it down, canceling nearly 2,000 flights.
  • Russia's Putin Makes Trip to Neighboring Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin makes his first visit to Ukraine in nearly two years. It's a sign that relations are warming between the two countries. Just last year Moscow shut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine during a bitter winter cold spell.
  • Turkmenistan Rudderless After President's Death
    The death of Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov, also known as Turkmenbashi, or "Father of all Turkmen," leaves a power vacuum in an energy rich nation built around a cult of personality. Niyazov died at age 66, after more than two decades in power.
  • For Writer Lillian Ross, the Story's in the Details
    Author Lillian Ross talks to Steve Inskeep about her techniques and the subjects she has profiled for her work at The New Yorker, where she has been writing since 1945.
  • California Fault Found to be Extra Slippery
    The same stuff that makes baby powder silky soft may also be making one of the most dangerous faults on earth extra slippery. Scientists say they have found talc, as in talcum powder, inside the mighty San Andreas fault, which cuts through California.
  • Mixed-Faith Families Celebrate the Holidays
    The Christmas Tree or the Menorah? Or both? For about 2.5 million families of mixed-faith marriages, the holidays are about respecting each others' traditions and balancing the needs of their faiths.
  • A Perfect Christmas in the Desert
    My son's first Christmas was not spent in the snow. There were no trees. There was hardly anything living but the cactus which bristled up through black, wind-sharpened rock. We were a small group of travelers in the Gran Desierto of northern Mexico.
  • Transfer Charitable Donations Directly from IRAs
    Until the end of the year, some Americans can take advantage of a law that lets them donate money directly from their IRA without paying any tax on it. It's a pilot program, but an idea that's been around for years.
  • Fractional Giving of Art Threatened by New Rules
    Fractional giving allows people to donate a painting, or other work of art, a little bit at a time, providing a tax benefit over many years. But new rules are putting limits on the practice. Museums say it could have a chilling effect on art donations.
  • Australia's Birdsville Hotel for Sale
    A 122-year-old pub in the Australian outback is on the block. Bids are in for the landmark Birdsville Hotel. It's located in Birdsville, population 100. But it's a draw for people from all over.

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