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Video: Need to Know: January 18, 2013: Ending paralysis: New Jersey and Germany

Need to Know” anchor Jeff Greenfield explores why it now takes nearly four times as long to complete infrastructure projects in the United States than it did in the 1970′s.

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Inside Obama’s presidency

Watch Inside Obama’s Presidency on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. Related content: View more on drone strikes under the Obama administration. Drone strikes in Pakistan Reporting from Pakistan, Need to Know investigates the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas. Interview with Pir Zubair Shah Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pir Zubair [...]

NRA video slams Obama

A new video uploaded to the National Rifle Association’s NRANews YouTube page on Tuesday criticizes President Barack Obama for his lack of support for a proposal to arm guards at schools across the nation. The video begins: Are the President’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our [...]

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Full transcript and video: Obama and Biden speak on new gun laws

Vice President Joe Biden:  Before — before I begin today, let me say to the families of the innocents who were murdered 33 days ago, our heart — our heart goes out to you. And you show incredible courage — incredible courage being here. And the president and I are going to do everything in [...]

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Paris murder mystery

By Eric Pape, Jan. 11, 2013 | ForeignPolicy.com PARIS — At first, it sounded like a horror story torn from the pages of American tabloids: the corpses of three women were found on the second floor office of an apartment building on Jan. 10. Two of the women had bullets holes in the back of [...]

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Learning from Sandy

By Eric Jaffe, Atlantic Cities | January 14, 2013 From a behavioral perspective, the hardest thing about adapting to the slow process of climate change is creating a sense of urgency. After a close call with Hurricane Irene a couple years back, and a horrible clash with Hurricane Sandy this past fall, New York is [...]

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Debunking the denial

By Phil Plait, Slate | Jan. 14, 2013 The difficulties in debunking blatant antireality are legion. You can make up any old nonsense and state it in a few seconds, but it takes much longer to show why it’s wrong and how things really are. This is coupled with how sticky bunk can be. Once [...]

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Therapy dogs provide comfort

View more photos of the comfort dogs in Newtown, CT on the Hartford Courant website.