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  • Obama Starts His Second Term By Bringing Tougher Talk
    In his first term, President Obama was criticized as caving to Republicans too early, too often. Since his re-election, he has subtly changed his approach. He's bringing a more aggressive style — but some critics say it's not the best way to find common ground.
  • White House Rejects GOP's Counteroffer
    House Republicans are billing it as a "bold counteroffer." The proposal includes a combination of revenue raising and spending cuts. What it doesn't include is any rise in tax rates.
  • Nairobi Film Depicts Crime And The City
    For the first time, Kenya has a film in the hunt for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Nairobi Half Life chronicles a young man's misbegotten migration from a rural village to the crime-ridden capital. The surprise hit film is helping Kenyans better understand Nairobi's crime culture.
  • PBS Remixes 'Reading Rainbow,' Delights Map And Book Nerds Everywhere
    PBS remixes another of its iconic shows, and this time, it's all about books.
  • Baby On The Way For Britain's Royals
    Renee Montagne talks to Ingrid Seward of Majesty magazine about the announcement there will be a new person in line for the British throne. It was announced Monday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant.
  • Despite Ban, Protests Continue In Bahrain
    The Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has jailed opposition leaders and recently banned all demonstrations. But the protests continue, particularly in the smaller villages outside the capital, Manama. Independent producer Reese Erlich recently visited one such village.
  • Cat Fight In Rome: Beloved Shelter Faces Closure
    Stray cats prowl freely among many of the city's ancient monuments. At the Torre Argentina ruins, a cat shelter has been caring for felines for two decades. But archaeological officials now say the shelter, built in the foundations of an ancient temple, must be closed.
  • Feds Sue Chinese Audit Firms
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after the Chinese affiliates of five major accounting firms. The firms are responsible for auditing the books of other Chinese companies whose securities are publicly traded in the U.S. The SEC says the auditing firms have refused to cooperate with its investigation of accounting fraud.
  • What's Next For The Daily Deal Business Model?
    Are the days of "daily deal" coupons about to expire? Shares of email coupon company Groupon are down nearly 80 percent since going public last year. And its smaller rival, Living Social, plans to lay off as many as 400 employees, after reporting a net loss of more than $560 million in the third quarter.
  • Pandora To Issue Earnings Report
    Internet radio service Pandora is being closely watched by investors. The company is set to announce its latest quarterly earnings Tuesday. Last week, the head of Pandora was in Washington to push for lower music royalties.

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