Melissa Locker

Melissa Locker appears in the following:

Is Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political career over?

Monday, December 15, 2008

More details have come to light on possible connections between the congressman and disgraced governor Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill. It's possible that the two actions had nothing to d...

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Power, corruption and lies in Illinios

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unfortunately for Illinois, political corruption is not unusual. "This is not machine politics. This is one man out to enrich himself." — Cindi Canary

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Supreme Court hears argument in Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Can you sue the Attorney General?

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Lobster: The new bargain cuisine?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In times of economic crisis, rice and beans seem to be the most appropriate menu item, so what is Melissa Clark doing cooking up lobster?

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Guilty pleas entered in gitmo

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In what was expected to be a routine hearing, the five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks surprised the court by asking to make full confessions.

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The surprising history of the bagel

Monday, December 08, 2008

The bagel’s secrets are revealed.

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Georgia chooses a Senator (finally)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss has been declared the victor in a runoff Senate race in Georgia. "There's this picture of this out-of-place, older white man with these two ra...

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Georgians head back to the polls in election’s final round

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

If you thought the election was long over, you haven’t been to Georgia lately. For a look at how national politics is playing out in the final round of the election, we turn to Georgia Public Broadcast’s Susanna Capelouto.

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Pakistan's reaction to the attack on Mumbai

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

While the world is still reeling from last week’s attacks on Mumbai, questions remain as to who and why. With many fingers pointing to a Pakistan-based terrorist group, tensions in th...

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Minnesota's Senate race has no immediate end in sight

Monday, December 01, 2008

As the rest of the U.S. moves on from the 2008 election, Minnesota is still trying to determine who will represent the state in the US Senate. After leading by 215 votes, Republican i...

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India: Authorities try to find out who is responsible

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sadanand Dhume speaks with John Hockenberry about how India is coming to grip with the attacks. Dhume thinks the regional repercussions will be the story as we look ahead for the ...

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Thanksgiving Leftovers 101

Friday, November 28, 2008

New York Times food writer Melissa Clark joins the Takeaway with creative hints for using (and re-using) your Thanksgiving leftovers. "Don't put your pies in the fridge. They'...

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Looking for new approaches to Latin America

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

As President-elect Obama prepares to take office, our neighbors to the south have a few suggestions for the incoming president. A new report from the Brookings Institution documents s...

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How to make wise spending choices

Monday, November 24, 2008

Why do so many otherwise rational individuals make irrational decisions when it comes to money? Why do shoppers overspend when using credit cards, but manage to stay in a budget when ...

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What women lost in the 2008 elections

Monday, November 24, 2008

When Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Governor Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, ran for the top offices in the country, the White House's glass ceiling looked like it might be shattered. Bu...

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Advertising firms face collapsing economy

Thursday, November 20, 2008

When an economic downturn hits, everyone starts pinching pennies. Advertisers are keenly aware of this fact and quickly start altering their ads to emphasize value, fuel efficiency an...

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Recession Food 101

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"If you can plan ahead two days in the kitchen, rather than just for tonight, you can go a long way toward saving tons of money -- just by avoiding those urges to go out and buy...

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Nebraska reevaluates safe-haven law that legalized child abandonment

Friday, November 14, 2008

When Nebraska's legislature crafted its safe-haven law to protect newborns from abandonment, state lawmakers had the best intentions. But without an age limit set, those best intentio...

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Germany enters recession

Friday, November 14, 2008

"That's the weak point of the whole summit. We're talking with an outgoing administration."
--Markus Ziener speaking about the upcoming G-20 Summit

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The experiences of Guantanamo Bay detainees

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

As of October 2008, 520 detainees had been released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and a new study from the Human Rights Center at the University of California...

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