2:04am

Fri November 30, 2012
NPR Story

Golf's Storied St. Andrews Old Course Gets Facelift

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 4:05 am

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2:04am

Fri November 30, 2012
NPR Story

Idaho's Rep. Labrador On Immigration Jobs Bill

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 5:06 am

Renee Montagne talks with Rep. Raul Labrador, Republican from Idaho and one of the congressmen who introduced the bill that's set for a vote Friday. The STEM Jobs Act allows people who are in the U.S. legally who are getting advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math to stay and get their green cards, he says.

2:04am

Fri November 30, 2012
Law

Federal 'Compassionate' Prison Release Rarely Given

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 4:05 am

A new report says federal prison officials rarely grant "compassionate release," even for the most gravely ill inmates.
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Back in 1984, Congress gave authorities the power to let people out of federal prison early, in extraordinary circumstances, like if inmates were gravely ill or dying. But a new report says the Federal Bureau of Prisons blocks all but a few inmates from taking advantage of "compassionate release."

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2:04am

Fri November 30, 2012
Research News

Victory Or Defeat? Emotions Aren't All In The Face

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 5:20 pm

Can You Tell Emotion From Faces Alone? A new study suggests that when people evaluated just facial expressions — without cues from the rest of the body — they couldn't tell if the face was showing a positive or negative emotion. Enlarge this photo to see the answers.
Hillel Aviezer The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Photos of athletes in their moment of victory or defeat usually show faces contorted with intense emotion. But a new study suggests that people actually don't use those kinds of extreme facial expressions to judge how a person is feeling.

Instead, surprisingly, people rely on body cues.

Hillel Aviezer, a psychology researcher at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, wanted to see how accurately people can read intense, real-world facial expressions — instead of the standardized, posed images of facial expressions that are usually used in lab tests.

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2:04am

Fri November 30, 2012
Around the Nation

Native Americans To Soon Receive Settlement Checks

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 4:05 am

Elouise Cobell, a member of Montana's Blackfeet Tribe, and four other Native Americans led a class-action land use lawsuit against the U.S. government. Cobell is shown here in 2009 with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after an announcement on the settlement of the lawsuit. Cobell died last year.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Federal officials are working to send out $1,000 checks in the next few weeks to hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. The money stems from a settlement of the Cobell case, a landmark $3.4 billion settlement over mismanagement of federal lands held in trust for Native American people.

The case was brought by Elouise Cobell, a member of Montana's Blackfeet Tribe, and four other Native Americans in 1996.

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2:04am

Fri November 30, 2012
It's All Politics

How Much Income Taxes Could Rise: A Breakdown Of The Options

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 7:46 am

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday after private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

"No substantive progress has been made." That's what House Speaker John Boehner had to say Thursday about efforts to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases at year's end.

The administration's lead negotiator, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, met with congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle Thursday, looking for an agreement on the hazard Congress and the White House created last year to focus their minds on deficit reduction.

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1:03am

Fri November 30, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 6:43 pm

A garden serves as the stage in the opera.
Zhang Yi

The Peony Pavilion is one of China's most famous operas, but uncut performances of this romantic 16th century work can take more than 22 hours. Chinese composer Tan Dun, who's best known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has adapted the work into a compact 75 minutes.

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12:00am

Fri November 30, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Egyptian protesters hold a banner depicting Egyptian President Morsi…
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8:29pm

Thu November 29, 2012
StoryCorps

A Life's Ministry Springs From A Dilemma Over AIDS

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 4:05 am

The Rev. Eric Williams and his colleague Jannette Berkley-Patton visited StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo., where they discussed a funeral that shaped Williams' future.
StoryCorps

For more than 20 years, the Rev. Eric Williams has educated people about AIDS and helped those who suffer from the disease. But the focus of Williams' ministry isn't something he could have predicted back in 1991.

In those days, Williams was a young pastor who had only recently taken charge of his own church — Calvary Temple Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. He had been ordained in 1988.

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5:25pm

Thu November 29, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 29, 2012

What the election results mean for public education; proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy; and queer studies department at CCSF braces for cutbacks.

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