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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.
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Florida Election Officials Don't Bother With Write-In Votes

The Tampa Tribune reports that state election officials increasingly are not bothering to tally write-in votes. It's a tragedy for Mickey Mouse, who as a resident of Florida, was often named.
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U.S. Rep. Alma Adams To Be Sworn Into Office

Democrat Alma Adams represents North Carolina's 12th Congressional District. Steve Inskeep talks to her about her new position; she had served in North Carolina's General Assembly for 20 years.
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Lame-Duck Congress Gets Back To Work After Midterm Elections

On the to-do list is a spending bill to continue government funding past Dec. 11, and a tax bill to preserve some long-standing breaks. First up, are leadership elections.
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Tomas Young, Iraq War Veteran And Activist, Dies At 34

A vocal critic of the Iraq war and the Bush administration has died. In 2004, Army veteran Tomas Young deployed to Baghdad, where a bullet left him paralyzed. Young passed away at his home in Seattle.
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Civil Rights Pioneer John Doar Dies At 92

John Doar, a former top Justice Department attorney who fought to desegregate the South during the Civil Rights movement, died on Tuesday. He was 92.
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Anti-Poverty Groups Prepare For Battles With New Congress

They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.
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Yankees Look For Ways To Unload Alex Rodriguez

Steve Inskeep talks to ESPN sportswriter Pablo Torre about how Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees might respond to new reports of steroid use by star player Alex Rodriguez.
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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

The court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.
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John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination. He was 92.

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