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With Cliff Averted, Other Fiscal Challenges Remain

Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., about his vote to pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and what it means moving forward for the GOP and its leadership in Congress.
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Pa. Governor Sues NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Pennsylvania's governor says he is suing the National Collegiate Athletics Association in federal court over harsh sanctions imposed on Penn State. Those sanctions followed a child sexual abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, an ex-assistant football coach. The penalties included millions in fines, a four-year bowl ban and the forfeiture of 112 wins by its football team and were signed off on by the university. But Gov. Tom Corbett says the penalties are unfair and filed an anti-trust suit.
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Who Are The Wealthiest Americans? Depends On Who You Ask

Robert Siegel talks with Scott Horsley about the fine print of the tax deal, which keeps President Obama's promise to raise taxes on people making more than $250,000 a year.
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American Tennis Tournaments Move Overseas With Promise Of Higher Payouts

America has been fielding fewer top ranked tennis players and that has meant fewer tournaments in the U.S. The latest Association of Tennis Professionals tournament to call it a match is in Los Angeles.
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'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides

A controversial self-defense statute appears to produce more killings, according to a new study. Advocates for the law say it's working as designed. But researchers have different explanations about what might be happening.
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At $130 Million A Plane, Critics Question The Cost Of The F-35

The aircraft is intended to serve the Air Force, the Navy and the Marines for decades to come. But delays and cost overruns keep pushing up the price. Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer, says the cost will come down as production ramps up.
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Economists See (OK-ish) Growth In 2013

Now that Congress has removed some of the uncertainty over the "fiscal cliff," most forecasters are saying the U.S. economy will expand by about 2 percent in the new year. That's a sluggish pace, but strong enough to keep lowering unemployment and boosting housing. Prospects for aircraft makers and farmers are also looking promising, helped by exports.
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Dyn-O-Mite! Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks Showbiz

Comedian Jimmie Walker is best known for his Good Times sitcom character J.J. Evans. But there's more to Walker than just laughs. For Tell Me More's Wisdom Watch series, host Michel Martin talks with Walker about his long career in showbiz, detailed in his memoir, Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times.
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Chastity: Why Wait?

In the old days, many people aspired to remain abstinent until marriage. Today, that goal seems rare. Host Michel Martin speaks with three women, Arleen Spenceley, Monique Matthews and Lisa Marziali about their decisions to abstain from out-of-wedlock sex.

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