Ex-White House Official Podesta Calls Karzai 'Erratic'

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is delaying a decision on whether to sign a key security deal with the U.S. that would allow American troops to stay in the region. Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, who now serves as the Chair of the Center for American Progress, talks to Steve Inskeep about what could happen if the deal isn't signed before 2014.

Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Palestinians Confront Escalating Violence In Jerusalem After Attacks

NPR takes a look at some of the Palestinians involved in recent stabbing attacks on Israelis in Jerusalem.

Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.

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