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NBA Starts Its Season Late

Due to labor disputes, the NBA started its season later than usual this year. But it's still playing about the same amount of games. For more, Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
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Penn State President Meets With Alumni

Pennsylvania State University President Rodney Erickson is meeting with alumni this week to address questions about the child sex abuse scandal that rocked the school.
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PolitiFact's Adair Discusses Accuracy Of Romney Film

The pro-Gingrich superPAC Winning Our Future has distributed a 29-minute film about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's time at the private-equity firm Bain Capital. Melissa Block talks with Bill Adair of the fact-checking website PolitiFact.com about the film, called King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town.
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When Pardons Become Political Dynamite

It's not uncommon for an outgoing governor or president to issue pardons at the end of his final term in office. But legal experts say that what former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour did contributes to a public perception that justice can be short-circuited.
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When Did 'Kumbaya' Become Such A Bad Thing?

The soulful folk song, born in the low country of South Carolina, has migrated from representing strength and power in togetherness to reflecting weakness and wimpiness. Somehow, it's morphed into a cynical code word.
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Obama Seeks Power To 'Streamline' Government

President Obama asked Congress on Friday to give him the power to consolidate certain U.S. agencies. Doing that, he says, will reduce the number of federal jobs and make government more efficient. No president has had this kind of authority since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

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