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    This New Year, Resolve To Improve Your Credit

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    Personal finance experts say the start of a new year is the perfect time to check your credit report. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tell Me More regular 'Money Coach' Alvin Hall about what to look for and how to boost your credit in 2012.
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    As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

    John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.
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    Mistura Food Fest Gives Peruvian Cuisine A Chance To Shine

    Every September, top chefs from around the world gather to celebrate the diversity of Peruvian cuisine. But not everyone is convinced the food boom is the answer to the country's historic challenges.
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    Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

    In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.
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    When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

    With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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