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'Requiem For The Big East' Honors Basketball Rivalries

David Greene talks to Ezra Edelman about his documentary, Requiem for the Big East, airing Sunday on ESPN. It's about the rise and fall of the once most dominate conference of NCAA men's basketball.
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Senators Agree To Compromise Extending Jobless Benefits

Negotiators in the Senate reached a bi-partisan deal to extend unemployment benefits for 5 months, retroactive to the end of last year. A full Senate vote isn't expected until later this month.
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Conn. Papers Fight Proposals To Alter Publication Of Legal Notices

Municipalities in Connecticut are mandated by law to publish public notices in a daily newspaper. Some say switching to posting online would save money. Newspapers fear the loss of revenue.
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A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

Ten supertankers are under construction and there are orders for another 15, but just three years ago the tanker market was barely moving.
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States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.
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A Terrible Winter Wreaks Havoc On Roads, Pipes And City Budgets

The nation's infrastructure has taken a beating this season. Fixing what the heavy snows and bitter cold have wrecked is long overdue — and the cost will be hefty.
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Takes White House To Task Over Privacy

In an open letter, the Facebook co-founder said the U.S. should be "a champion for the internet, not a threat."
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A Farewell To Carrot Cake (And Other Things Lost Without World War I)

All Things Considered asked listeners to imagine how one aspect of the last 100 years would be different if the Great War had never happened. We received more than 1,500 fascinating stories.
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Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades

A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.
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Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.

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