Melissa Block talks to Jack Crayon, an environmental scientist at California's Department of Fish and Game, about odd smells that have invaded a large area in Southern California. He says it smells like the gases from the Salton Sea.
President Obama has a delicate dance in dealing with the Chicago teachers strike. Unions are traditionally his staunchest supporters and enthusiastic campaigners. And while they're not happy with the reform policies his administration is pursuing, they're likely to stick with the president to a point. Mitt Romney meanwhile says he's on the side of parents and students.
The book No Easy Day gives a Navy SEAL's account of Osama bin Laden's death, an operation he participated in. It can be found on bookstore shelves now — just over a year after the raid. One major reason the book came out so quickly is that it was not submitted for Pentagon review. Audie Cornish talks with attorney Mark Zaid about what that SEAL may be up against for skipping the official vetting process.
The Treasury Dept has reduced its stake in AIG by selling $18 billion worth of company stock. In doing so, the U.S. government moved from being AIG's majority shareholder to simply having a stake in the company. The sale guarantees that taxpayers will come out ahead on the bailout of the insurer.
The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.
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