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Lew Criticized For Citigroup Connection During Senate Confirmation Hearing

President Obama's pick for Treasury, Jack Lew, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Lew faced tough questions but is expected to be confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury.
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Obama Talks American Manufacturing After State Of The Union

Carrying forward the momentum from his State of the Union speech, President Obama toured a factory in North Carolina on Wednesday and talked of making the United States "a magnet for manufacturing" in the new century. Ari Shapiro was there and joins Audie Cornish to talk about the day after the big event.
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Obama's Call For Higher Minimum Wage Could Have Ripple Effect

President Obama is urging Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. But other workers who make more than the minimum, currently at $7.25 an hour, could see their pay go up too as employers adjust their pay scales.
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Deputy And Teacher Praised For Talking Down Alabama Gunman At School

A teacher put herself between the gunman and a group of students. Then the deputy helped negotiate a peaceful end to the dangerous situation.
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Unpacking State of the Union Night Addresses

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Tuesday night's big speeches — President Obama's State of the Union; Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response and GOP Sen. Rand Paul's Tea Party take — with Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of The Washington Monthly and Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution.
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Carnival Apologizes For Triumph Conditions, Cancels 14 Upcoming Cruises

With the Carnival cruise ship Triumph and its 3,143 passengers now being towed to Mobile, Ala., more reports are emerging from passengers on the ship that lost engine power early Sunday. They describe a tent city on the upper deck and continuing problems with the sewage system.
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Center for Public Integrity: EPA Unaware Of Industry Ties On Cancer Review Panel

Scientists who the agency deferred to when it delayed action related to the cancer risks of one chemical had previously worked on behalf of a company that used the chemical. But the EPA didn't know of the possible conflict of interest.

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