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5:56 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Close Read: Reviewing State Of The Union Address

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News with Linda Wertheimer. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Throughout today's program, we're hearing parts of President Obama's State of the Union Address and many reactions to it. This is the part of the program where we take a close read of the speech. We've done this nine years running. In some cases we're checking facts. And in other cases we're asking what some parts of the speech really mean.

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Around the Nation
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Manhunt For Fired-LAPD Officer Appears Over

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 5:49 am

In Southern California, the week-long manhunt for Christopher Dorner appears to be over. He is the former LAPD officer who is believed to be responsible for four murders.

Middle East
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

U.N. Aid Reaches Syrian Camp

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 6:08 am

For the first time, the Syrian government has agreed to allow some humanitarian aid to be delivered by the United Nations. That is aid that goes to rebel-held areas. The process is cumbersome.

Business
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Business News

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 6:37 am

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Business
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Comcast To Complete NBCUniversal Buyout Early

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 5:42 am

Comcast Corp. said Tuesday it will complete its buyout of NBCUniversal from GE for about $16.7 billion, ahead of schedule. Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, has owned 51 percent of NBCUniversal since their $28 billion merger in 2011.

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