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White House Issues Plan To Fight Terrorism At Home

The White House released a plan Thursday that is meant to beef up the fight against homegrown terrorism in this country. The strategy depends on recruiting local partners who are better positioned to identify people who might be violent extremists in their communities. The plan is innovative. But it depends on training a roster of federal and local partners to recognize the signs of violent extremism — and it is precisely that training that has some experts concerned.
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At Climate Talks, Frustration And Interruptions

Frustrated by what some see as U.S. foot-dragging on climate policy, an American college student interrupted U.S. envoy Todd Stern Thursday during his remarks at the climate conference in South Africa. Later, Stern emphasized that the U.S. has been working hard to advance global climate policy into the 21st century.
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Apple, Publishing Houses Face Antitrust Probe

Lynn Neary speaks with Sarah Weinman, the news editor for Publishers Marketplace, about the antitrust probe of Apple and six publishing houses over the prices of e-books. It is being investigated by the Department of Justice and the European Commission.
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Young Chess Champ Talks About The Game

Lynn Neary speaks with Awonder Liang and his father Yingming "Will" Liang. Awonder recently won the under-8 division at the Youth World Chess Championships, which were held this year in Brazil. Awonder says he used to play with his older brothers, but now he's too good for them and they hate to lose.
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Report On U.K. Riots Looks At Possible Causes

In August, the fatal police shooting of a young black man in London set off four nights of rioting in many of England's largest cities. Stores were looted, neighborhoods destroyed and more than 4,000 were arrested. A team of researchers tasked with interviewing those who participated in the riots concluded that high tensions between the poor and England's police were largely to blame. Lynn Neary speaks with Paul Lewis of The Guardian newspaper about the findings.

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