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  • Iran Spat Pits President Against Supreme Leader
    A political fissure is threatening possible open conflict between Iran's two top officials. Recent actions by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appear to be part of a wider plan to enhance the powers of his own presidency, at the expense of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • Iran Squelches News On Woman Sentenced To Death
    An Iranian woman sentenced to death awaits her fate, as an international outcry gains force. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani originally was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Renee Montagne talks about it with Journalist Azadeh Moaveni, a contributing writer for Time magazine.
  • A Surgically Implanted Camera And More At New Arab Art Museum
    The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar will be home to more than 6,000 pieces, some of which push traditional cultural boundaries.
  • Jazz Pianist, Composer Billy Taylor Dies At 89
    Dr. Billy Taylor -- jazz pianist, educator and regular voice on NPR for many years -- died Tuesday night after a heart attack. Taylor served as artistic adviser at the Kennedy Center. He was 89.
  • Former Israeli President Katsav Convicted Of Rape
    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was found guilty of rape and other sexual offenses Thursday. The case is the most serious ever brought against a high-ranking Israeli official. Katsav has denied the charges.
  • Change You Can Invest In: Social Entrepreneurship
    Small nonprofit groups headed by social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world's biggest problems. Spurred by a spirit of innovation, the sector has grown to new heights. And both colleges and investors are noticing.
  • American Dialect Society Mulling Word Of The Year
    The American Dialect Society announces the "word of the year" next week. Word scholars and the general public can submit "word" nominations anytime before Jan. 6. Linguist Ben Zimmer talks to Renee Montagne about words and phrases that have become a part of everyday chatter in 2010.
  • Calif. Woman Arrested In Insider Trading Case
    Federal prosecutors have charged a seventh person for conspiracy and securities fraud in a widening investigation. Winifred Jiau is a consultant for what's known as an expert-network firm. Those firms are the focus of the investigation. Prosecutors say the companies are illegally funneling inside information about technology companies to big investors.
  • How The Disastrous 2010 Concert Season Could Work In Your Favor
    New figures show a huge drop in concert ticket sales in 2010. Some expect lower prices to follow.
  • Billboard Advertising In Times Square Pays Off
    Buying billboard space at New York City's Times Square is kind of like paying for a Super Bowl ad. It's very expensive, but you know millions of people will see what you're selling -- especially in December, when New York is packed with tourists.

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