11:05am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

India's Supreme Court To Hear Venue Appeal In Notorious Rape And Murder Case

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 6:55 pm

The scene at a candle light vigil earlier this month in New Delhi. Those gathered want the men accused in a brutal rape and murder to be punished, and they want violence against women in India to stop.
Harish Tyagi EPA /LANDOV

India's Supreme Court will hear a petition Wednesday on behalf of one of the defendants in the New Delhi rape and murder case that has provoked mass protests in that nation. One of the accused, Mukesh Singh, has asked to remove the case from the capital on the grounds that the atmosphere is too charged to ensure a fair trial.

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10:25am

Tue January 22, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

More than 500 people attended a rally on the steps of the Alabama Capitol to celebrate the legacy and birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  State Representative Alvin Holmes and others led a large parade up Dexter Avenue to the state Capitol steps.  Holmes said Dr. King's message of non-violence is important especially in Montgomery, because seven people have been murdered since the new year began. 


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10:19am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Sales Of Existing Homes Hit Five-Year High In 2012

A "sale pending" sign outside a home in San Francisco last August.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Though they dipped 1 percent in December from the month before, 2012 was the best year since 2007 for sales of existing homes, the National Association of Realtors reports.

It estimates that 4.65 million previously owned homes were sold last year, up 9.2 percent from 2011 and the most since 2007's 5.03 million.

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8:56am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Petraeus Affair: Jill Kelley Says She And Paula Broadwell Weren't 'Romantic Rivals'

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Jill Kelley outside her home in Tampa last November.
Tim Boyles Getty Images

We're hearing for the first time today from one of the people caught up in the story that led to retired Gen. David Petraeus' resignation from the post of CIA director last November.

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8:19am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Frigid Weather; Debt Ceiling Vote

Good morning

Monday's presidential inauguration continues to dominate the news. If you want to see how the day played out, check the live blogging we did. For all of NPR's coverage, click here.

Meanwhile, we've started our day with news about the big freeze:

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7:39am

Tue January 22, 2013
Sports

Businessman Has A Lance Armstrong DVD Problem

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:06 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. A business owner is asking for some advice. It's Karl Baxter. He does wholesale retail in Britain and he bought three huge shipments of DVDs titled "The Science of Lance Armstrong." As you might know, the cyclist has admitted to doping and Baxter is not convinced his 10,000 DVDs will sell. He's considered building a DVD tower or making a dominoes track for his kids, but he's looking for other ideas. Which sounds like a good idea in itself. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:36am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Brrr! 'Dead Of Winter' Sets In; Coldest Air In Nearly Two Years

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 11:57 am

Those deep blues and purples are where it's going to be really cold today.
National Weather Service

It felt like -51 degrees Fahrenheit in Langdon, N.D., on Monday and brutal wind chills like that are going to continue across northern states as winter really sets in.

Even in the "warmer" places, it's not going to feel like it's much above zero for the next few days. And "lake effect" snows are expected to pile up around the Great Lakes.

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6:33am

Tue January 22, 2013
Political Junkie

Monday Was All About Obama. Now All He Needs Is A Cabinet.

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 1:37 pm

President Barack Obama, center, makes a statement to the media before the start of a meeting with his Cabinet on Nov. 28, 2012.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The day had history and symbolism written all over it: the inauguration of President Barack Obama, coming on the very day the nation was honoring the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The pomp, the ceremony, the speech, the festivities, the parade, the emotions, the hugs, the tears. It's all part of America's finest moment, and yesterday was no exception.

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4:52am

Tue January 22, 2013
Politics

Generations Trek To The Mall To Hear Obama's Speech

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:06 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK, if you stood near where the president stood yesterday at the west front of the Capitol, looking down from there, you see down the long strip of grass that is the National Mall, past the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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4:52am

Tue January 22, 2013
Politics

Republican, Democratic Lawmakers Weigh In On Obama's Speech

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:06 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. It is not clear if Congress and the White House will figure out how to work together but they at least figured out how to eat a buffalo.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

After the inauguration, members of Congress welcomed the president to a lunch of bison tenderloin. Afterwards, some told reporters what they thought of the speech. Here's NPR's David Welna.

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