News
5:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

With a Return to School comes a Reminder for Safety

Students of the Greenville Independent School District will be returning to school tomorrow, and so will students of most area public and private schools.

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State News
5:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Exxon Mobil Wins Arbitration Against Venezuela

According to Exxon Mobil, an arbitration body has awarded the company nearly $908 million in a dispute with Venezuela.

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News
5:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Ron Paul Returns Home for Weekend

Congressman Ron Paul spent the last weekend before the Iowa caucuses at home in Lake Jackson, Texas.

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News
5:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

New Hampshire Bypassed by Perry and Bachmann

New Hampshire will be bypassed by Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann following the Iowa caucuses.

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News
5:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

U.S. Military Member Caught Smuggling Bomb

A U.S. Military member has been arrested and charged after trying to get explosives through a security checkpoint at a Texas airport.

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Business
3:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

Election 2012
3:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Rick Santorum May Be Peaking At The Right Time

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum points to a television showing his campaign stop on live at the Daily Grind coffee shop in Sioux City, Iowa, Sunday.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 9:09 am

After concentrating on Iowa more than any other Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum is gaining on front-runners Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, a new Des Moines Register poll shows. Santorum is hoping to consolidate Iowa's Christian conservative vote — the strategy that won the state for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee four years ago.

Jeanne Zyzda did not expect more than 100 people in her Sioux City coffee shop, the Daily Grind. Not all at once, and not on a holiday.

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Election 2012
3:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Gingrich Pushes Back Against Negative Ads

Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 6:24 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Newt Gingrich says, when it comes to his campaigning, he has been conducting an experiment. The former House speaker says he's been running a positive campaign as he competes for the Republican nomination. And if voters who say they hate negative campaigning practice what they preach, Gingrich says he'll do better than expected in Iowa.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

But Gingrich also says he needs to set the record straight, and that means firing back at Mitt Romney.

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Election 2012
3:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Romney Looks To Finish Strong In Iowa

Concluding that he can win the Iowa caucuses, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spent the weekend campaigning in western Iowa, a mostly conservative region. After months of making only periodic visits to the state, Romney is making an aggressive final push through Iowa.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Airlines To Post Fees, Exxon Awarded $900 Million

Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 6:45 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with the cost of airline tickets.

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