11:07am

Mon January 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

After The Knee Is Fixed, How Long Before The Player Returns?

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 2:24 pm

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III lays on the field after injuring his knee during an NFL playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on January 6. Griffin had knee surgery two days later.
Richard Lipski AP

One week after the brilliant young quarterback Robert Griffin III blew out his right knee in an NFL playoff game, fans' questions have morphed from "How could this have happened?" to "When do we get him back?"

But figuring out when an athlete with damaged knee ligaments can get back in action is an inexact art at best, because medicine has yet to come up with a solid way to fix a knee.

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10:54am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Elder President Bush Released From Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush in June.
Michael Loccisano Getty Images for HBO

After nearly two months in a Houston hospital, where he spent some of the time in intensive care for treatment of complications related to bronchitis, an infection and a stubborn fever, former President George H.W. Bush was sent home today.

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10:16am

Mon January 14, 2013
Author Interviews

Retired Bishop Gene Robinson On Being Gay And Loving God

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 11:25 am

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has retired. He'll start working with the Center for American Progress, a progressive research and policy organization, on issues of faith and gay rights.
BProud Photography Knopf

For many years, it didn't occur to Bishop Gene Robinson — the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church — that he might retire before age 72, the mandatory retirement age for Episcopal bishops. But then, in 2010, Mary Glasspool, who is also openly gay, was elected bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Los Angeles and, for the first time, Robinson reconsidered his retirement plans.

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10:09am

Mon January 14, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Language careers: translator, interpreter, localization/cultural sensitivity specialist, etc.

As America becomes ever more diverse and our economy becomes ever more global, careers as a translator, interpreter, and in making communication culturally sensitive are ever more in-demand. That will likely accelerate further when "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" occurs in the U.S.

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9:36am

Mon January 14, 2013
Around the Nation

The Great American Signature Fades Away

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:04 pm

John Hancock's famously large signature is part of our visual heritage, but handwritten signatures are used less and less.
www.archives.gov

Much has been made recently of the loopy signature of Jack Lew, the Treasury secretary nominee whose name — if he is confirmed — will appear on new U.S. currency.

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9:29am

Mon January 14, 2013
Middle East

Saudi King Invites Women To Join The Debate ... From Another Room

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 10:45 am

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, shown last November, has appointed women for the first time to a top advisory body. But in a country where the sexes are strictly segregated, the women will meet in a separate room from the men.
Bertrand Langlois AFP/Getty Images

King Abdullah kept a promise to Saudi Arabia's women last week, when he appointed 30 of them to four-year terms in the new Consultative Assembly, the pseudo-legislature that advises the monarch on laws and regulations.

As usual with such developments in Saudi Arabia, there is a catch: The women will have to meet in a room separate from the men.

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9:26am

Mon January 14, 2013
U.S.

In News Conference, Obama Calls For Raising Debt Ceiling

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:27 pm

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

I'm David Greene. We'll begin NPR's business news with a warning from President Obama.

(SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE)

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9:10am

Mon January 14, 2013
Race

Crimson And Cream: Delta Ladies Cheer Centennial

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, we want to talk about a different kind of service. If you were in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, then you probably saw a sea of ladies wearing red and white - or rather crimson and cream. Those are the colors of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The organization celebrated its centennial over the weekend.

It was founded by students at Howard University in 1913 and the group now has some 900 chapters all over the U.S. and in countries around the world, including Germany, Japan and Korea.

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9:10am

Mon January 14, 2013
Movies

Are We A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies?'

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 9:14 am

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and sweet potato pie! Soul food has drawn Americans to the table for generations. But is the greasy goodness doing more harm than good? Byron Hurt tackles the question in his new documentary 'Soul Food Junkies.'

9:10am

Mon January 14, 2013
Latin America

Guantanamo Bay Still Unresolved

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin.

Coming up, we'll talk about why the Peace Corps is stepping up its efforts to recruit doctors and nurses to its ranks of people serving in developing countries. That's ahead.

But first, President Barack Obama is just about a week away from being sworn into his second term in office. So we have been looking at some of the unresolved issues from his first four years. Last week, we talk about housing, particularly the foreclosure crisis.

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