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Ohio Rape Allegations Spread Through Social Media

More than a thousand protesters turned up in the Ohio River town of Steubenville over the weekend, spurred by a blogging and Twitter campaign that's focused on rape allegations involving high-school football players. Social media has taken the case well beyond the small eastern Ohio town, sparking international tension.
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Starbucks Joins Designer Trend With Rodarte Collaboration

The coffee giant recently partnered with the Rodarte fashion house to offer a holiday collection. It's the latest example of high-end designers teaming up with mass-market retailers to make money while showing their work to a broader audience.
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iPads, China: Twin Threats To Wisconsin's Paper Industry

The paper industry once employed thousands of people across the state. Now, mills are closing. John Schmid of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the state of the industry in Wisconsin as well as in China. He explains how the state is losing a publishing-grade paper mill each year.
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GOP Senators Warn Of Tough Road For Hagel Nomination

President Obama will on Monday name former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary, an administration official confirmed to NPR. Hagel's past comments on Iran, Israel and gays have come under scrutiny.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown May Be Eyeing Quick Return To Washington

The Massachusetts Republican left Congress this week after losing in a contentious race to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But if John Kerry is confirmed as the next secretary of state, Scott Brown could be back on the campaign trail in weeks.
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Al-Jazeera Expands Its American Purview With Current TV

The Qatar-based news agency Al-Jazeera recently took over Current TV, the cable channel founded by former Vice President Al Gore. The deal will make Al-Jazeera available in 40 million homes across the U.S. Host Rachel Martin talks with Al-Jazeera's executive producer for the Americas, Bob Wheelock, about what the acquisition means for the agency's future.
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Without Broader Action, Conn. Town Writes Its Own Gun Laws

While both President Obama and Connecticut's governor have called for stricter gun laws, one small town isn't holding its breath. Weston is considering a proposal to restrict assault weapons after the school shootings 20 miles away in Newtown.
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A Lesson In Coaching: Which Football Tactics Work

As the bowl games march on, NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about coaching in college football.

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