11:35am

Fri January 25, 2013
SOUND OPINIONS SUNDAY 1/27 @ 2PM

Trey Parker & Matt Stone

The creative minds behind South Park and The Book of Mormon - discuss the intersection between music and comedy on this week's Sound OpinionsSunday at 2pm.

10:58am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

'Lingering Issues' From Concussion Means Clinton Will Wear Glasses For A Time

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 3:15 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Lots has been made about Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and her glasses. New York Magazine, for example, ran a photo gallery of how Clinton used her glasses to convey emotions during the Benghazi hearings on the Hill.

Today, State Department spokesman Philippe Reines responded to the magazine's photogallery providing a serious explanation for the new accessory:

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10:51am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Don McLean Fined For Speeding; No Chevy (Or Levee) Involved

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 12:22 pm

Don McLean back in the day (1975). American Pie came out in 1971.
Central Press Getty Images

Singer Don McLean has been fined $400, BDN Maine Midcoast reports, for cruising through a Rockport, Maine, school zone last September at 43 mph when the legal limit was 15 mph.

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10:40am

Fri January 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Walk While You Talk: The Meeting Goes Mobile

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 10:17 am

This meeting will now come to order.
iStockphoto.com

Who likes meetings? Anybody?

Didn't think so.

Now what if the meeting were held on the go instead of in a stuffy conference room?

If that sounds a little better, then try a walking meeting. You and your colleagues can talk shop and get some exercise.

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10:26am

Fri January 25, 2013
It's All Politics

Another Senator Announces Retirement Blaming 'Legislative Gridlock'

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced Friday that he won't seek a third term in 2014.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., won't seek re-election next year, he announced Friday.

The conservative Capitol Hill veteran faced recent criticism from the right for seeking a bipartisan compromise on deficit issues, and for being among the first high-level Republicans to question fidelity to Grover Norquist's no-new-taxes pledge after the November elections.

Those stances had raised speculation about a possible Tea Party-backed GOP primary challenge next year, when Chambliss would have been seeking a third six-year term.

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10:24am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Exxon More Golden Than Apple Again

In this Oct. 20, 2012 photo, people line up to enter a newly opened Apple Store in Beijing. Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter.
Andy Wong AP

Apple stock has dropped sharply since it announced earnings that disappointed analysts. Now the tech tastemaker is paying another price, losing its crown as the world's most valuable company to Exxon Mobil.

Exxon's market capitalization, the total value of its outstanding stock, was about $417 billion Friday. Apple's was about $413 billion.

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10:19am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

With GDP Shrinking, UK Fears Triple Dip Recession

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 1:38 pm

A man walks across a snowy Horse Guards Parade in London, England.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

You thought the economic recovery in the United States was anemic? Try the United Kingdom.

The country learned today that their economy shrank 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. This puts Britain on the precipice of what The Guardian says is an "unprecedented" tripple-dip recession. That is, its third recession in four years.

The Guardian explains:

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10:02am

Fri January 25, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

Falling Off The Moon

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 2:42 pm

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9:27am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

On Second Anniversary Of Revolution, Egypt Is 'A Nation Divided'

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:15 pm

An Egyptian protester runs to throw tear gas during a protest in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2013 in Cairo.
Mohammed Abed AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators are on the streets in Egypt to mark the second anniversary of the revolution that brought down the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

Reporting from Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel says two years later what has emerged is "a nation divided."

Leila tells our Newscast unit that while there are many people on the streets, many others are at home, and it's "really unclear" which represents the majority. The country, said Leila, is split between those who want a secular government and those who want Islamist rule.

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9:14am

Fri January 25, 2013
Television

Tracy Morgan: '30 Rock' Let Him Be Himself

On on 30 Rock episode, Jon Hamm and Tracy Morgan appeared together in a sketch about racial stereotyping.
Dana Edelson NBC

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 22, 2009.

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