2:24am

Wed January 30, 2013
Television

Competition, High Bills Hurt Cable Companies

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 7:44 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. In the next few days, cable companies announce how they did financially in 2012. Most industry watchers expect some negative trends to continue. More people are canceling their cable subscriptions. They are called cord cutters, because they are getting TV from the Internet and over the air, not their cable cords. But they're not the only problem the cable industry needs to worry about. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

NEDA ULABY, BYLINE: Meet Comcast's worst nightmare.

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2:19am

Wed January 30, 2013
NPR Story

Latino Voters Help Push Immigration Changes Forward

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 7:44 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

It's that rare week in politics when Republicans and Democrats have been advocating roughly the same thing.

INSKEEP: Some - though by no means all - GOP leaders insist it's time to back changes in immigration laws. Republican Senator Jeff Flake argued on this program yesterday, for example, that reform was morally right and also politically necessary for his party.

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2:19am

Wed January 30, 2013
News

Hillary Clinton Reflects On Challenges Of Office

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 7:44 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Newseum in Washington, on Tuesday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves her position Friday after four years on the job, handing over duties to her successor, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

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12:04am

Wed January 30, 2013
The Salt

To Maximize Weight Loss, Eat Early in The Day, Not Late

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 7:44 am

Front-loading your calories may help you lose weight.
Gaelle Cohen iStockphoto.com

You've heard the dieting advice to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper? Well, there's mounting evidence that there's some truth to it.

A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity builds on previous studies that suggest it's best not to eat too many calories late in the day.

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12:03am

Wed January 30, 2013
Law

Polling Firm Gallup Lands In Legal Hot Water

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 10:17 am

The Gallup Organization made its name with landmark public opinion polls. The company surveyed everything from presidential elections to religious preferences, branding itself as the most trusted name in polling.

But lately, Gallup's name has been tarnished by a whistle-blower lawsuit and a suspension from winning federal contracts.

Gallup's roots stretch back to 1922, when its founder, George Gallup, was a college junior. He got a summer job interviewing people in St. Louis.

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12:02am

Wed January 30, 2013
Asia

In China, The Government Isn't The Only Spy Game In Town

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 7:44 am

A man sells surveillance cameras at the main electronics market in Tienhe district, Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province, on Aug. 8.
EPA /Landov

The final of two reports

It all started with a local Chinese official.

He couldn't figure out how his wife, who suspected him of having an affair, knew the contents of his private conversations.

"His wife knew things that he said in his car and office, including conversations over the telephone," recalls Qi Hong, a former journalist from Shandong province in eastern China, and a friend of the official.

So Qi asked a buddy who owned bug-detecting equipment to help.

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Wed January 30, 2013

11:59pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Science

When Crime Pays: Prison Can Teach Some To Be Better Criminals

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 8:26 am

Prison provides an opportunity for networking with more seasoned criminals.
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In popular lore — movies, books and blogs — criminals who go to prison don't come out reformed. They come out worse.

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10:45pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Sweetness And Light

History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 6:09 am

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis speaks at a news conference in New Orleans on Monday. The Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. It will be Lewis' last game.
Patrick Semansky AP

When Secretariat won what was certified to be his last race, I went down onto the track at Woodbine, and gauging where he had crossed the finish line, snatched up the last grass that perhaps the greatest thoroughbred ever had laid hooves to in his career.

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10:43pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Economy

Study: Nearly Half In U.S. Lack Financial Safety Net

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 8:03 am

Nearly 44 percent of Americans don't have enough savings or other liquid assets to stay out of poverty for more than three months if they lose their income, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
Atanas Bezov iStockphoto.com

In his inaugural address, President Obama talked about a country where even "a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else." But in reality, that's not always the case. A new report finds that one of the biggest obstacles for many Americans is that they don't have the savings or assets they need to help them get ahead.

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