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The Picture Isn't Pretty For Some Kodak Retirees

Kodak, the film pioneer, is struggling to turn a profit in the digital age. That has thousands of Kodak retirees wondering what that means for their retirement finances.
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FDIC Backs Ban On Some Risky Bank Trades

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has approved the first draft of a rule aimed at stopping federally-insured banks from carrying out certain trades with their own money. The measure still has to be approved by other agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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U.S. Foils Plot To Kill Saudi Ambassador

The Justice Department has charged an Iranian-American man, among others, with plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, elements of Iran's government directed the plot.
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Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

Humanitarian groups are increasingly worried about the looming budget cuts in U.S. foreign assistance. They argue that lives are at stake in places like the Horn of Africa, which is suffering its worst drought in decades. Raising public and private money for the crisis is a challenge in the current economic environment.
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Immigrant Parents Rely On Kids For Help Online

The digital divide separates those who have access to technology from those who don't. But there's another digital divide that has gotten less attention: Those who don't speak English are often ill-equipped to navigate the online world, even when they have good access to it. Kids are helping their parents bridge that gap.
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Should Minor Offenders Be Subject To Strip Searches?

For decades, most courts did not allow widespread strip searches, but in recent years, the tide has turned. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments for a case testing whether prison guards may constitutionally strip-search even minor traffic offenders when they are arrested and taken to jail.
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Football Uber Alles. Uber Alles, Football

In America, football is really big — and it's getting bigger. Football is now gigantic, monstrous, humongous. And it has done more than surpass baseball. It now simply looms alone above the American sportscape.
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Coming To The Table: Why The Candidates Are Easier To Take Sitting Down

Unlike the previous half-dozen debates, this one took place around a table. And by sitting everyone down, the sponsors managed to elevate the discussion.
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U.S. Drawn Into Long-Running Iran-Saudi Feud

The foiled plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. is not likely to lead to military reprisals, analysts say. But it will increase tension within a set of tangled relationships.
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Detroit Lions Start The Season Strong

Three years ago, the Detroit Lions were the worst team not just in the NFL — but in NFL history. They finished with 16 losses and no wins. Robert Siegel talks to Detroit Lions fan Leonard Lark about his team's 5-0 start this year.

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