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Obama Hosts Business Leaders, Hopes They Change How They Hire

President Obama is hosting business leaders at the White House in order to discuss possible solutions to long-term unemployment. The president says that he hopes for companies to revise their hiring practices, which often appear to be stacked against those who have been unemployed for six months or more.
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More Republicans Push For Fixing, Not Repealing, Obamacare

Some conservatives say the health care law is here to stay. They're urging Republicans to shift their focus from repealing it to changing parts they don't like. The Tea Party wing calls that capitulation. And it's pushing primary challengers against Republicans they say are soft on repeal.
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Christie Knew Of Lane Closures, Former Port Official Claims

The official says there's evidence that the New Jersey governor knew about politically motivated lane closures as they were happening.
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Police Say White Powder Mailed To N.J. Hotels Was Cornstarch

The letters were sent to several New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, as well as the office of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
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U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

The report concludes that the production of Canada's tar-sand crude, which causes more greenhouse gases than other forms, won't be affected if the pipeline moves forward.
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School's Out For Online Students In 'State Sponsors Of Terrorism'

Students in Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria — countries under U.S. trade and economic sanctions — were blocked from accessing material on Coursera this week. The company, one of the largest providers of massive open online courses, says it's working with the U.S. government on a resolution.
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It's True: Snowiest Places Are Least Likely To Close Schools

Crunching some data, a Reddit user has come up with a map that sure seems to confirm what many have been saying: It doesn't doesn't take much, if any, snow to close schools in much of the South. But up North? A foot or more is going to have to fall before the kids get to stay home.
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The Super Bowl: Looking Forward To The 'Spectacle'

The Super Bowl is upon us! From the commercials, to counting how many times Peyton Manning yells "Omaha," the Barbershop guys share what they're looking forward to the most.
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How One Woman's Faith Stopped A School Shooting

Antoinette Tuff prevented a mass shooting at an elementary school last year by calming down the mentally ill gunman. Tuff speaks with host Michel Martin about her new memoir Prepared for a Purpose, and that fateful day in Georgia.
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Indian Country Sets Priorities With State Of Nations Address

Just days after President Obama delivered his State of the Union, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby gave the annual State of Indian Nations address. Host Michel Martin speaks to Cladoosby about the issues facing Indian country this year.

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