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The Feds Can Tell Ernest Hemingway's Cats What To Do; Here's Why

Cats descended from one given to the writer live at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West. A visitor filed a complaint with the law. Now, judges have said the U.S. Department of Agriculture can regulate those felines. Yes, Hemingway's cats are a federal case. It's a long story.
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Maine Prostitution Scandal Makes Locals Anxious

Some residents of Southern Maine have a new ritual — checking the newspaper for the biweekly list of people caught up in a prostitution scandal. The case centers on a Kennebunk Zumba instructor who was allegedly also a prostitute. Those who are rumored to be on the list of patrons face months of speculation while they try to clear their names.
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Special Ops Forces May Need To Change Mentality

Audie Cornish speaks about the future of special operations forces with Council on Foreign Relations scholar and national security expert, Linda Robinson.
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Obama Backs Michigan Unions Over 'Right To Work'

President Barack Obama traveled to Redford, Mich., on Monday to carry on his campaign to cut a budget deal with House Republicans that includes raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. He spoke to workers at a diesel facility.
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Blue States Likely To Be Hit Hardest By Tax Increases

Robert Siegel speaks with Joel Kotkin, a Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and an adjunct fellow with the Legatum Institute in London, about blue states in the U.S., economic self interest and a potential economic suicide pact.
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Raising Taxes A Key Sticking Point In Fiscal Cliff Talks

Congress had hoped to be out of town for the holidays by the end of this week. That's not looking likely anymore, with the negotiations on efforts to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts moving slowly, if at all. Tamara Keith talks to Audie Cornish.
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U.S.-Israeli Relations Remain Complicated

Robert Siegel talks to Ambassador Martin Indyk, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute. They discuss Israel, and the complicated relations it has with the United States and its neighbors. He talks about what needs to come next to keep the tensions between Israel and other state players from spinning out of control.
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Want To Find A Restaurant That Treats Workers Well? There's An App For That

The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.

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