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Georgia Pushes For An SEC Presidential Primary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Taking inspiration from college football's Southeastern Conference, Georgia's secretary of state is asking other southeastern states to join in a southern primary on March 1.

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Morning Edition

5 Years After Citizens United, Secret Money Floods Into U.S. Politics

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Citizens United case, that opened the door for secret donors to make big-dollar contributions and up spending in elections.

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IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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U.S. Should End Its Export Ban On Crude Oil, Study Says

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Center on Global Energy Policy says lifting the ban, which was put in place during the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s, would help producers, consumers and improve U.S. security.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Press For Higher Taxes On Wealthy Taxpayers

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama is preparing to deliver his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He plans to focus on the middle class. Steve Inskeep talks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

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Morning Edition

Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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Morning Edition

Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Highway Overpass In Cincinnati Collapses; 1 Dead

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Interstate 75 was closed southbound after an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge collapsed, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

Monday, January 19, 2015

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.

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All Things Considered

Chipotle's Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

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Morning Edition

Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

Monday, January 19, 2015

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.

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White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address

Monday, January 19, 2015

The focus of Tuesday's speech will be the middle class. One item to be discussed will be a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and working poor.

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U.S. District Judge To Calculate BP's Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.

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Obama Strategizes How To Be A Successful Lame Duck President

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama has made it clear he does not want to be a lame duck. His State of the Union speech is a chance to show he won't be one. We examine how lame duck presidents have succeeded and failed.

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Students Describe What King's Legacy Means To Them

Monday, January 19, 2015

What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream mean to today's youth? Young people in schools across the country talk about whether King's dream has been fulfilled, and how they'll continue his legacy.

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Lost King UCLA Speech Found In Basement Archive

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tapes of Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarks at UCLA in April of 1965 were recently discovered, and offer an insight into how his words still resonate today.

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What Does Martin Luther King's Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams, able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?

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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

Monday, January 19, 2015

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.

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