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  • Tech Execs Complain About NSA During Obama Meeting
    Leaders of some of this country's largest technology companies were at the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama. While the administration said the meeting would touch on a range of topics, including issues with the health care website, many of the tech executives had another matter on their minds: the National Security Agency.
  • What It's Like To Live On Low Pay In A Land Of Plenty
    Employees at Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook are highly paid and enjoy a wide range of perks on the job. The security guards who watch over their workplaces earn around $16 an hour, a tough wage to get by on in the high-priced San Francisco Bay Area.
  • NFL Fans In Seattle And Kansas City Battle Over Who's Louder
    The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs aren't scheduled to play each other during this NFL season — unless both happen to make it to the Super Bowl. But the two cities are in competition with each other over the title of having the world's loudest outdoor stadium.
  • Retail Workers Forced To Deal With Holiday Tunes
    Morning Edition reports on retail workers who are subject to holiday music for hours on end.
  • A 'Morning Edition' Singalong: Follow Us In Merry Measure
    NPR's David Greene and Linda Wertheimer are asking listeners to send in recordings of themselves singing "Deck the Halls." We'll pull them all together into one crazy chorus and play it next week.
  • Why N.Y. Mets Should Avoid Donning Santa's Suit
    The Santa suit is cursed, according to The Wall Street Journal. Consider these former Santa Mets: Center-fielder Mike Cameron got badly injured, right-fielder Jeff Francoeur was traded and pitcher John Maine's career tanked. The list stretches back a decade.
  • '60 Minutes' Criticized For NSA Report
    CBS is once again facing criticism over a story aired on 60 Minutes — this one about the National Security Agency. This new controversy over the show's journalism comes on the heels of a false story the show aired on the attacks against the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Factional Fighting Flares In South Sudan
    Two years ago, South Sudan split from its northern neighbor Sudan. Linda Wertheimer talks to reporter Andrew Green in Juba about the fighting in South Sudan.
  • Is The Primary System To Blame For Partisanship?
    Many observers say increasing partisanship in America is the result of gerrymandered districts, which allow partisan voters to determine candidates for Congress. A new analysis tests this theory.
  • Virtual Currency Bitcoin Drops In Value
    The tumble is due in part to China's central bank which had issued a warning about the currency.

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