Tue January 22, 2013
Latin America

Obama's Unfinished Business: Latin America

As President Obama starts his second term, host Michel Martin takes a look at his foreign policy agenda. She speaks with NPR's Juan Forero about upcoming opportunities and challenges in Latin America — from drug trafficking, to changes in leadership, to the evolution of the U.S. relationship with Cuba.


Tue January 22, 2013

Do We Still Need HBCUs?

John Silvanus Wilson is the new president of Morehouse, the famed historically black college in Atlanta. Host Michel Martin speaks with Wilson about the challenges facing the only all-male HBCU.


Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Prince Harry On Killing Taliban: 'Take A Life To Save A Life'

Prince Harry, known when on duty as "Capt. Wales," in the cockpit of an Apache helicopter while he was in Afghanistan last month.
John Stillwell/PA wire/pool EPA /Landov
  • Larry Miller reports for the NPR Newscast

"We fire when we have to," and sometimes that means you "take a life to save a life."

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Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

India's Supreme Court To Hear Venue Appeal In Notorious Rape And Murder Case

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:55 pm

The scene at a candle light vigil earlier this month in New Delhi. Those gathered want the men accused in a brutal rape and murder to be punished, and they want violence against women in India to stop.
Harish Tyagi EPA /LANDOV

India's Supreme Court will hear a petition Wednesday on behalf of one of the defendants in the New Delhi rape and murder case that has provoked mass protests in that nation. One of the accused, Mukesh Singh, has asked to remove the case from the capital on the grounds that the atmosphere is too charged to ensure a fair trial.

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Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Sales Of Existing Homes Hit Five-Year High In 2012

A "sale pending" sign outside a home in San Francisco last August.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Though they dipped 1 percent in December from the month before, 2012 was the best year since 2007 for sales of existing homes, the National Association of Realtors reports.

It estimates that 4.65 million previously owned homes were sold last year, up 9.2 percent from 2011 and the most since 2007's 5.03 million.

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Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Petraeus Affair: Jill Kelley Says She And Paula Broadwell Weren't 'Romantic Rivals'

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:58 pm

Jill Kelley outside her home in Tampa last November.
Tim Boyles Getty Images

We're hearing for the first time today from one of the people caught up in the story that led to retired Gen. David Petraeus' resignation from the post of CIA director last November.

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Tue January 22, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday January 22, 2013

  • 22nd Day of 2013 / 343 Remaining
  • 57 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:20
  • Sunset:5:23
  • 10 Hours 3 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:1:50pm
  • Moon Set:3:46am
  • Moon’s Phase: 83 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 26 @ 8:40pm
  • Full Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon.

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Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Frigid Weather; Debt Ceiling Vote

Good morning

Monday's presidential inauguration continues to dominate the news. If you want to see how the day played out, check the live blogging we did. For all of NPR's coverage, click here.

Meanwhile, we've started our day with news about the big freeze:

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Tue January 22, 2013

Businessman Has A Lance Armstrong DVD Problem

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 7:06 am



Good morning. I'm David Greene. A business owner is asking for some advice. It's Karl Baxter. He does wholesale retail in Britain and he bought three huge shipments of DVDs titled "The Science of Lance Armstrong." As you might know, the cyclist has admitted to doping and Baxter is not convinced his 10,000 DVDs will sell. He's considered building a DVD tower or making a dominoes track for his kids, but he's looking for other ideas. Which sounds like a good idea in itself. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Brrr! 'Dead Of Winter' Sets In; Coldest Air In Nearly Two Years

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 8:57 am

Those deep blues and purples are where it's going to be really cold today.
National Weather Service

It felt like -51 degrees Fahrenheit in Langdon, N.D., on Monday and brutal wind chills like that are going to continue across northern states as winter really sets in.

Even in the "warmer" places, it's not going to feel like it's much above zero for the next few days. And "lake effect" snows are expected to pile up around the Great Lakes.

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