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Man In 1984 Airline Hijacking Will Appear In U.S. Court

An American man who hijacked a plane to Cuba nearly 30 years ago will be in a U.S. court Thursday. William Potts returned from Cuba this week, saying he wanted closure. He was arrested immediately.
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He's The One! Rubber Duckie Joins The Toy Hall Of Fame

This year's other honoree at the Rochester, N.Y., hall: the game of chess. Now, if Rubber Ducky's in there can Ernie (and Bert, of course) be far behind?
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Twitter Makes Market Debut

The New York Stock Exchange is at the center of attention Thursday morning as Twitter goes public at $26 per share. That means company is expected to raise almost $2 billion. For the latest on this highly anticipated IPO, NPR's Zoe Chace talks with host David Greene.
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Thursday Political Mix: Obama And Health Insurers Need Other

The Obama administration refrains from attacking the health-insurance industry in order to get the Obamacare website fixed ASAP... Virginia is for lovers (of political recriminations)... Colorado's supporters of a failed effort to boost taxes for public education try to regroup.
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With Three Years Left To Go, Obama Remains On Defense

Concerted GOP opposition and the early stumbles of the health care law suggest the president will struggle to gain any kind of momentum in his second term.
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Will Free Bacon Get A Crowd To Kansas State Basketball Game?

The womens' basketball team at Kansas State is hoping for a sizzling season. For their home opener Friday night, they're trying a new promotion:Bacon. Students will get in for free and get a boat of bacon, something resembling the paper container nachos are served in.
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Marine's Family Decides To Talk Openly About His Suicide

Research shows suicide is high among military veterans. The Veterans Administration estimates 22 veterans kill themselves each day. Often military families choose to suffer these tragedies quietly. But one Marine widow in Connecticut is telling her husband's story.
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Obama And Top Republicans Struggle To Find Common Ground

A year ago, newly re-elected President Obama got promises of cooperation from chastened GOP congressional leaders. Since then, Senate Republicans have delivered on some key issues. Ditto for the GOP-led House, at least initially. Then came the partial government shutdown.
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'Homesick Hijacker' To Appear In Miami Courtroom

Nearly 30 years ago, William Potts hijacked a plane to Cuba. He is scheduled to be in court in Miami on Thursday. It's the first time he's been in the U.S. for nearly three decades.
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Most Remaining Blockbusters To Close In January

Blockbuster is going to shut all of its company-owned stores. Some franchise stores will stay open. At its peak, the video rental chain had about 9,000 stores.

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