5:35am

Wed November 14, 2012
Around the Nation

Airline Strips Cello Of Frequent Flyer Miles

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am

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5:35am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 5:24 pm

Then-Army Gen. David Petraeus (left) and Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in August, 2011.
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  • Journalist Tom Ricks talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep on 'Morning Edition'

"No one should leap to any conclusions" about whether the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan did anything inappropriate when he was communicating with a Tampa socialite, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters today.

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3:37am

Wed November 14, 2012
Politics

Congress' Lame Duck Session Could Be Memorable

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am

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Congress is beginning a busy post-election session. Lawmakers have weeks to prevent higher taxes and spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the year. Then there are hearings on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya and the scandal over the affair that ended the career of CIA Chief David Petraeus. Here's NPR's David Welna.

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3:37am

Wed November 14, 2012
Business

Some Nonprofits Look Suspiciously Like Forprofits

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 3:33 pm

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The word nonprofit evokes the image of a charity or a church, an educational institution, public radio station. But David Evans of Bloomberg Markets Magazine took a closer look at the world of nonprofits and discovered something that he considered suspicious. Even though many nonprofits make millions and millions in profits, they pay no taxes.

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3:37am

Wed November 14, 2012
National Security

Scandals Muddles Military Recommendations

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am

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

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer. We've steadily been learning more about the people at the center of a military scandal. Retired general - and CIA director - David Petraeus resigned because of an affair.

INSKEEP: The affair was discovered when his mistress confronted another woman.

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2:20am

Wed November 14, 2012
Kitchen Window

Giving Thanks For Can-Free Cooking

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 7:21 am

Peter Ogburn for NPR

I love Thanksgiving. It is the best food holiday on the calendar. However, one thing has always bothered me. Even the most accomplished cooks take unnecessary short cuts when it comes to preparing the Big Meal.

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1:19am

Wed November 14, 2012
Humans

Study: Reading 'Maxim' Can Make You A Theft Target

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am

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Some time ago, a man wearing jeans, cowboy boots and a hoodie drove a dirty Ford Explorer into a carwash in Fort Worth, Texas. As soon as the car came back clean, he got it filthy again, and drove to the next carwash. He did this with every single full-service carwash in town.

The man wasn't suffering from a strange mental disorder; Patrick Kinkade was a criminologist conducting an experiment.

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1:18am

Wed November 14, 2012
Environment

A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:17 pm

Energy Of The Future? California company Sierra Energy is testing out a reactor that turns garbage — like these wood chips, metal fragments and plastics — into synthetic gas that can then be turned into a low-carbon diesel fuel.
Christopher Joyce NPR

Second of a two-part series. Read Part 1

California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme to keep the planet from overheating. Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases.

Some permits will be auctioned today; the rest are free. The big idea here is the state is putting a ceiling on emissions.

It's a gamble. And for this top-down climate plan to work, it has to usher in a greener, more efficient economy.

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1:17am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Record

A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 3:12 pm

Herb Alpert (left) and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M Records in Alpert's garage in 1962.
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8:03pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Sweetness And Light

Dear Sports Czars: Take Your Ball And Go Home

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am

Czars.

It was fun to call American sports commissioners czars, but once players started to have unions, a commissioner really became more like a majority leader in a legislature, trying to keep his party — the owners — together in their financial battles against the minority opposition, the athletes.

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