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6:10 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Homeless Man Jailed For Charging Cell Phone

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Latin America
4:02 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Azerbaijan Leader's Statue In Mexico Draws Protests

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 4:09 am

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In the most prominent park in Mexico City, you can find statues to international heroes like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and now Heydar Aliyev. He was a Soviet-era autocrat in Central Asia. The late leader's government paid for the statue and restoration of a nearby plaza. And as NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, that's created quite a stir in the Mexican capital.

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Business
4:02 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 5:30 am

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NPR's business news starts with a small reprieve for Greece.

Health
4:02 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Missouri, Kansas Reject Health Exchanges

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 6:36 am

Immediately after last week's election, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange. Next door in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that Kansas will have no involvement in running a state exchange either. The moves open the door for increased federal involvement in health care in staunchly Republican territory.

The Salt
2:46 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Danes May Bring Back Butter As Government Rolls Back Fat Tax

Toothbutter, illustrated.
Sidsel Overgaard NPR

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 2:34 pm

Toothbutter: noun. Butter spread so thickly as to reveal teeth marks upon biting.

The fact that this word exists in the Danish language should help to explain what politicians were up against when they introduced the "fat tax" just over a year ago. This is a country that loves it some butter (and meat, and all things dreadful to the arteries).

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