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Could 'Taxmageddon' Crisis Create Compromise?

On Jan. 1, trillions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases — called Taxmageddon — will take effect unless Congress and the White House can agree on a new plan. Many economists say the country will fall back into a recession if it happens. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says Congress may actually be "forced to make a decision that affects taxes and spending."
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A Damned Dam On The Penobscot River

Conservation groups, Native Americans and Maine's power company fought over the fate of the Penobscot River for 13 years. They finally reached an agreement that should preserve hydropower while improving the river's environmental and recreational offerings.
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Accusations, Investigation Follow Intelligence Leaks

The Justice Department has launched an investigation to determine the source of a series of leaks about sensitive intelligence matters. President Obama denied his administration authorized the leaks, but some Senate Republicans accused the White House of deliberately leaking the stories in order to boost the president's national security credentials.
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Steve Guttenberg Writes His Own 'Bible'

The Police Academy star began his acting career at the age of 17 by faking it. He snuck into the Paramount Studios lot, set up an office and started landing auditions. He writes about his unorthodox Hollywood start in his new memoir, The Guttenberg Bible.
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To Grow A Craft Beer Business, The Secret's In The Water

It's a good time to be a craft brewer, as Americans are thirsty for full-flavored and local beers. But when small breweries grow, they can also risk losing some of the "craftiness" their fans love. And when they expand, many brewers have to rewrite their recipes — starting with the water.
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At N.Y. Speedway, Families Join Dreams Of Race Glory

Stock car racing is one of America's favorite spectator sports. For the drivers at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., racing's an all-consuming passion that defines them and their families. Drivers from the Adirondacks, Vermont and southern Quebec head to the track on Saturdays to race cars they've built themselves.
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New Plan Sees More Illegal Immigrants Deported From U.S.

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with John Morton, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, about the increased number of deportations of illegal immigrants with criminal records.

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