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5:39 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Sandy Forces Questions About Waterfront Rebuilding

Hurricane Sandy has not slowed the pace of waterfront construction in New York City. City officials accept sea levels are rising, but they believe they can design waterfront neighborhoods that will withstand the worst of it.

Middle East
5:34 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Syrian Villagers Hope Their Example Will Be A Model

Razan Shalab Alsham, in bright blue, works for the Syrian Emergency Task Force. She helped provide uniforms for the new civil police force of Khirbet al-Joz.
Deborah Amos

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 12:19 pm

As part of an advance by Syrian rebels, they captured a village this fall near the northern border with Turkey called Khirbat al-Joz.

Syrian families who had fled to Turkish refugee camps returned to see what had happened to their homes and farms. Many found charred ruins — a village devastated by war.

Now, the villagers are rebuilding. And with the help of Syrian activists, they are trying to set a small example of a secular, democratic place.

New Uniforms For A New Police Force

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Africa
5:27 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Egypt's Morsi Authorizes Military To Arrest Civilians

Over the weekend, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rescinded most of a temporary order that elevated his powers above judicial review. But he did not concede on demands to postpone a vote on a new constitution.

Business
5:07 am
Mon December 10, 2012

12 Days Of Tax Deductions

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 6:08 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS")

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Ah, 'tis the season for gift giving. And some feel Congress could give us no greater gift than a budget deal that would keep our economy from going off the fiscal cliff.

One idea to raise revenue: reduce the deductions, credits, and other benefits that taxpayers now enjoy.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

So, in the spirit of this deficit deadline season, we are going to consider them too. It's our 12 Days of Deductions.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS")

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Business
5:07 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 6:28 am

In an announcement made Sunday night, Yahoo and NBC Sports are combining their offerings online and on TV. This means NBC will have a larger sports presence on the web and for Yahoo, it means access to NBC's video and live sports coverage.

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