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Racism & Protest in the NBA

The National Basketball Association this weekend launched an investigation into racist remarks allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling. During Sunday's first round playoff match-up against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers players engaged in silent protest against the team's ownership. Kojo talks with former NBA player Etan Thomas about race and politics in professional basketball, where three quarters of the players are black, but the ownership remains mostly white.

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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
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Hogan Cabinet Appointments Expected In Annapolis Today

Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan will announce some of his cabinet appointments today, but there's no early indication which positions he will fill.

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Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.

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