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All right. As Inauguration Day approaches, we are marking the end of an era. It's the era of Charlie Brotman known for 60 years as the president's announcer.

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A blockbuster Bollywood movie is raking in millions and trying to change entrenched gender roles in India. It's set in Haryana state, where the sex ratio of newborns skews heavily toward boys.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a tip of a hat to a passing driver. It should be a winter hat since this story takes place in the snow last weekend.

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So when you work the hours on this job, you don't always get to catch the very end of the college national championship game.

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Which means we both missed a dramatic moment...

MARTIN: Yeah.

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And we have some other news this morning. U.S. troops unloaded tanks at the German port of Bremerhaven over the weekend. They're there to bolster NATO's deterrence against potential Russian aggression. Esme Nicholson has the story.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Merry Christmas.

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So if you happen to visit Bavaria in January, you might not think of packing a bathing suit. Then again, you might be Nuala Moore from Dingle, Ireland.

NUALA MOORE: One should always have their bathing suit in the winter.

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Today is Thursday January 05, 2017 The 5th day of 2017-- 360 left Sunrise this morning 7:25 a.m. set: 5:05 p.m. 9:40 hours of daylight Moonrise: 12:02 p.m. set: next day . And the moon is in it's first quarter . SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is national whipped cream day as well as Bird day. This day in History: 1781 - Richmond, VA, was burned by a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold. 1885 - The Long Island Railroad Company became the first to offer piggy-back rail service which was the transportation of farm wagons on trains.

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