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Mets Knuckleballer Wins Cy Young Award

Melissa Block speaks with Mets knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, the 2012 Cy Young award winner.
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Raising Revenues Or Taxes — What's The Difference?

Audie Cornish talks to Adam Davidson about the difference between raising revenues and raising taxes.
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Fault Lines Form In GOP After Romney Comments

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comment that he lost the election because of "gifts" President Obama gave to the poor, young people and minorities are being rejected by some Republicans.
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Some Sandy Victims Tied Up With Bureaucracy

President Obama spoke Friday afternoon at a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) command center at Miller Field in Staten Island. The agency has set up centers in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy to help people who need help rebuilding their homes and businesses. We visited with people at Miller Field trying to navigate the ins and outs of FEMA and private insurance — with varying degrees of success.
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Panetta Calls For Military Ethics Review

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has called for a review of military ethics among the nation's top military officers. The Pentagon chief wants to learn whether there is a breakdown that explains recent incidents: the affair by retired Gen. David Petraeus, the investigation into Gen. John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, the punishment this week of another general found to have used military resources for personal benefit, and several more.
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BP Oil Spill Has Lingering Effects In Gulf Coast

In some hot spots in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are finding lesions in 50 to 60 percent of fish. Jim Cowan, professor of oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University, is one of those researchers. He tells Audie Cornish that there is great overlap between these hot spots and the region where oil was dispersed following the 2010 rupture of a BP oil well.

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