11:54am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Secretary Clinton Back At Work

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 12:49 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (at right, in front) in a photo released today (Jan 7, 2013) by the State Department. A spokesman says it was taken around 9:15 a.m. ET at a meeting with the department's assistant secretaries.
State Department

After nearly a month of health problems that culminated with a stay in a New York City hospital for treatment of a blood clot in a vein between her brain and her skull, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was back in her office Monday morning.

The State Department released a photo of the 65-year-old, soon-to-be-retired Clinton chairing a weekly meeting of assistant secretaries.

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11:35am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Salt

Skinny Isn't All That: Survey Finds Fewer American Women Are Dieting

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 8:41 am

Fewer women are dieting — and fewer people agree that thinner necessarily equals more attractive, according to NPD's latest survey of national eating trends.
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Our perceptions about dieting and our attitudes about overweight people are shifting, according to a new survey by the NPD Group.

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11:35am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Big Banks Agree To Pay $8.5 Billion To Settle Foreclosure-Abuse Claims

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 6:26 pm

April 2011: A foreclosure sign in front of a home in Richmond, Calif.
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Ten of the nation's major mortgage servicing companies, including household names such as Bank of America and Citibank, have agreed to pay $8.5 billion to resolve claims that they abused some homeowners when they foreclosed on mortgages during the recent housing crisis, the Federal Reserve and the Comptroller of the Currency announced late Monday morning.

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11:08am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Amid Pandemonium, Court In Indian Rape Case Is Closed To Public

Inside the courthouse in New Delhi today, there were chaotic scenes leading up to a hearing for men accused in the rape and death of a young woman. Outside, Indian police stood watch.
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The five men accused in the rape case that has reverberated around the world were brought before a New Delhi magistrate for the first time today — but only after she sealed the proceedings.

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11:07am

Mon January 7, 2013
Politics

Wine In Grocery Stores, Guns In Trunks? TN Legislative Season Forecast

Chas Sisk, a political reporter with The Tennessean, joins us to talk about legislative issues Nashville lawmakers will face this year, such as wine sales potentially being allowed in grocery stores and people being allowed to keep guns in their car trunks.

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10:51am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment Building Is Coming Down, Dallas Declares

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 5:25 pm

Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 23, 1963, after his arrest for President Kennedy's assassination. The next day, Oswald was shot and killed as he was being moved from a Dallas police station to the local county jail.
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After more than a year of legal wrangling, the city of Dallas has apparently decided enough is enough.

It is sending contractors to an apartment building once lived in by presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to tear the dilapidated structure down.

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8:50am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: CIA Nomination; Aurora Shooting Hearing; Football

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reinjured his right knee during Sunday's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Washington lost 24-14.
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Good morning.

Our first two headlines of the day were on news that broke this morning:

-- Counterterrorism Adviser Brennan To Be Tapped For CIA.

-- Bank Of America To Pay Fannie Mae $3.6B, Buy Back $6.75B In Mortgages.

Other stories making headlines:

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8:39am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Bank Of America To Pay Fannie Mae $3.6B, Buy Back $6.75B In Mortgages

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 9:43 am

Bank of America's corporate center in Charlotte, N.C.
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Bank of America announced this morning that it will pay the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) $3.6 billion in cash and will buy back $6.75 billion worth of mortgages to resolve claims related to mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae by the bank and Countrywide Financial Corp. (which BofA acquired in 2008.

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7:56am

Mon January 7, 2013
Animals

Cat Tries To Help Inmates Bust Out Of Prison

Authorities at a Brazilian prison noticed a bulky cat wandering on prison grounds. They discovered the small black-and-white cat was hauling in saws, drills, a cell phone and charger — all taped to its body.

7:56am

Mon January 7, 2013
National Security

Obama To Pick New Pentagon, CIA Leaders

Originally published on Sun January 13, 2013 9:01 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

President Obama wants a Republican to be his next secretary of Defense, and some Republicans really don't like the choice.

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