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    Friday News Roundup - Domestic

    Frustration over sequester-related air travel problems. The latest on the Boston bombing investigation. And five presidents help dedicate the George W. Bush presidential library. Journalists provide analysis of the week’s national headlines.

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    The U.S. will change the way it measures economic growth by adding research and development and the entertainment industry to gross domestic product calculations. Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News explained how research and time spent creating movies, books and tech gadgets will be viewed as investments under the new rules. Major Garrett of CBS News said it's not just a statistical measure. "I think it's a way of communicating to ourselves what things matter in business and how much," he said.

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    How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

    Arthur Allen's new book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
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    A Spicy Take On An Old Standby: This Ketchup's Ripe For Return

    When life gives you tomatoes, make ketchup. With those fruits of the vine in season, All Things Considered reaches into the archives for a tomato ketchup recipe.
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    Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

    Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.
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    9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

    Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

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