Politics
12:47 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Postmaster: Postal Service In Dire Financial Straits

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Monday that the Postal Service is in "a deep financial crisis" because it has a "business model that is tied to the past."
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 12:07 pm

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appealed to Congress on Monday to help him reform the Postal Service.

"We're in a deep financial crisis today because we have a business model that is tied to the past. We are expected to operate like a business, but do not have the flexibility to do so," he said at the National Press Club.

Donahoe also rejected the postal reform bills that have passed committees of the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic Senate.

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The Two-Way
12:26 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Too Sweet A Deal? British Cupcake-Maker Says She Was Burned By Groupon

Sites like LivingSocial and Groupon offer big discounts at a variety of retailers, like cupcake bakeries.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:31 pm

Sometimes, there is such a thing as too sweet a deal. A British cupcake-maker decided to offer a Groupon deal that she says wiped out any profits she had made all year. If you're not familiar, Groupon is an Internet coupon company in which businesses offer deals to lure new customers into their shops.

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News
12:06 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Bridger-Teton will prepare a Supplemental Impact Statement concerning drilling in the Wyoming Range

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has decided to conduct an additional environmental study and solicit more comments on a proposal to drill in the Upper Hoback Basin of western Wyoming.  The Forest Service made the decision after considering over 60-thousand comments on the proposal by Houston based Plains Exploration and Production Company.  The company wants to drill 136 wells in the area.  The Forest Service will be developing a new alternative for drilling in the area.  Dan Smitherman of the group Citizens for the Wyoming Range is thrilled with the move and says he hopes this will lead

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Living Large: Obesity In America
11:58 am
Tue November 22, 2011

School Transforms Teens' Lives, One Pound At A Time

Wellspring students do high steps on the tennis court. Exercise is paramount at Wellspring, and a little rain doesn't get in the way of outdoor activities.
Travis Dove for NPR

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 5:04 pm

First of two stories, which are part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with the students a few months later.

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Shots - Health Blog
11:51 am
Tue November 22, 2011

When Weighing Painkillers, Americans Worry: 'Will I Become An Addict?'

Narcotic painkillers are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., with more than 244 million prescriptions dispensed in 2010.

The drugs help ease the pain of tens of millions of people each year. But the potent narcotics also carry serious risks that can be heightened by chronic use or abuse.

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The Two-Way
11:25 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Seven More Years In Prison For Blagojevich Adviser Tony Rezko

Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who was an adviser and fundraiser for convicted former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and also raised money for then-state Sen. Barack Obama before Obama's election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, was sentenced today to serve seven more years in prison.

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The Picture Show
11:14 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Photographer Captures Plight Of The Tiger

Dara Arista, 8, holds a photo of Sheila in front of the tiger's cage at the zoo in Jambi, Indonesia. Poachers had slaughtered Sheila during the night.
Steve Winter National Geographic

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:14 am

Showcasing the perils that tigers face today was a challenging assignment for National Geographic photographer Steve Winter — but not for the reason you might think.

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The Two-Way
11:08 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Ala. Immigration Law Back In Spotlight After Mercedes-Benz Exec Is Arrested

Foliage is seen on the engine hood of a Mercedes Benz.
Joerg Sarbach ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 11:37 am

Last week, a Mercedes-Benz executive was stopped by police in Alabama because his rental car did not have a license plate. He had a German identification card but had left his passport and driver's license at his hotel.

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The Two-Way
10:30 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy Updates: L.A. Offers Space, Marchers Arrive In D.C.

At Occupy Los Angeles: Protesters, and one dog, take part in a yoga session.
David McNew Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 10:34 am

A small group of Occupy Wall Street supporters who have taken two weeks to walk from New York to Washington, D.C., arrived in the nation's capital today, The Washington Post reports. They're hoping to temporarily occupy a patch of land on the National Mall.

That's one bit of Occupy-related news today. Others:

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