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Southwest D.C. Gears Up For More Redevelopment

There may be no part of D.C. that's seen more change over the past century than Southwest. And developers are in the midst of more work they hope will make the area a true waterfront destination.

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Three New 'Cliffs' Threaten The Economy

Three more fiscal cliff-type deadlines are fast approaching. They involve: 1) raising the debt ceiling 2) imposing automatic spending cuts and 3) funding the federal government to avert a partial shutdown.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Obama announces his choices for key second-term positions. Vice President Biden meets with gun control advocates and the NRA. And new mortgage rules target risky lending. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Mississippi Blues: When The River Doesn't Run

The drought that damaged crops in the Midwest last summer has brought the water level to historically low levels. Now barge traffic along a vital stretch of the Mississippi is dangerously close to running dry, putting shipping and jobs at risk.
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Crazy Or Canny? Talk Grows About $1 Trillion Platinum Coin

In theory, some say, President Obama could have a $1 trillion coin made and that would head off the next big battle over the federal government's debt ceiling.
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Wanted: Water Slide Tester

Are you comfortable in swimwear? Happy to get wet at work? And mad about waterparks? Then this job is for you.
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China Investigates Foxconn For Bribery Allegations

Taiwan technology giant Foxconn said it is under investigation by Chinese authorities. It is also conducting its own probe into allegations that some of its managers had solicited bribes from suppliers.
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Study: Music Affects Driver Safety

A new study finds that the music you listen to can affect how safely you drive. Researchers at London Metropolitan University studied how drivers reacted to different playlists over 500 miles. Some of the "safest" music included tunes by Norah Jones and Elton John.

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