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Can Mexico's New President Turn The Corner?

Mexico's President-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, is promising to work closely with President Obama. Pena Nieto was in Washington this week ahead of his inauguration on Saturday. Host Michel Martin speaks with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, and Stephen Johnson from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.
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Winning Powerball? It's More Likely A Vending Machine Will Kill You

Yes, the odds that you'll have the winning number are incredibly long — 175 million to one. Of course, if you don't buy a ticket the odds of winning disappear.
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Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves

Electoral math dictates the party change its position on immigration. For Republicans, the old debate was amnesty vs. deportation. But that debate died on election night. The new debate has a new dividing line: legalization vs. citizenship.
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As Battery Demand Falls, Can Energizer Keep Going?

Lithium battery sales have fallen dramatically in recent years, as people adopt more and more rechargeable devices. The decreasing need for the batteries has prompted Energizer to close three U.S. plants, including one in northern Vermont.
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Victims Feel Slighted By Oklahoma Bombing Fund

It's been almost 18 years since a bomb destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City. Today, millions of dollars remain unspent in a fund established for blast survivors — and some victims are asking why they've been denied assistance they say they need.
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Educators Worry Revamped GED Will Be Too Pricey

The test long used to demonstrate high school equivalency is getting an overhaul. Many educators agree it's time for an update, but the new GED will be much more expensive and administered only on computers. Some are worried the new exam will be out of reach for many test takers.

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