At San Francisco International Airport, travelers can stretch and unwind before sitting down in a crowded plane. The yoga room is equipped with mats, warm lights and walls that are painted a serene blue.
Last July, people protested the Tennessee Valley Authority's plan to finish a nuclear plant. They came to a board meeting dressed as zombies. The TVA then banned costumes. The Knoxville News Sentinel says this explains how the TVA is now being sued by Santa Claus and a pirate.
Lamb prices are at an all-time high, but American sheep farmers are worried. They say they need more farmers to raise sheep. And they want existing sheep farmers to increase the size of their flocks to meet growing demand.
Just how important is the senior vote in Florida? Nearly one in five Floridians is retired. And a survey conducted by AARP predicts that as many as 60 percent of those who cast ballots in Tuesday's Republican primary will be retirees. Front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have taken notice.
Federal sentencing punishments are supposed to be predictable. But Republicans in Congress argue that sentences are not consistent, and they're calling for tough new mandatory prison terms. Others say Congress shouldn't take away the discretion that judges have to evaluate each defendant.
Several top Egyptian generals are visiting the United States as the two countries try to work through points of friction, including U.S. military aid to Egypt and the recent Egyptian crackdown on American democracy groups.
Freddie Mac last month said it would stop making risky bets against homeowners after concerns were raised by its regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The statement by the FHFA was issued in response to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica that disclosed how Freddie Mac bought billions of dollars in securities that turned a profit if homeowners remained stuck in high rate mortgages. The White House said the Treasury Department is looking into Freddie Mac's investments. Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Chris Arnold and Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica about their report.
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