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Movies
6:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

'Thin Blue Line' Piqued Mike Mills Movie Interest

Steve Inskeep talks to filmmaker Mike Mills for the latest in the Watch This series about recommended movies and television shows. Mills directed the film Beginners starring Christopher Plummer as an elderly father who comes out of the closet.

World
5:48 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Regime Changes May Lead To Dangerous New Year

Big changes in 2011 — from the Arab Spring to the death of North Korea's dictator — create opportunities for 2012. But change can be scary, even when the regimes to be replaced are unpopular or repressive, because there's never a guarantee the new regime will be better.

Middle East
5:39 am
Tue January 3, 2012

U.S. Sanctions Target Iran's Central Bank

Originally published on Tue January 3, 2012 5:40 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

For this new year, Congress gave President Obama the power to impose new sanctions on Iran.

WERTHEIMER: The sanctions would target Iran's central bank. Though the president has some flexibility on the timing, the mere threat escalated tensions. Iranians have spoken of stopping oil tankers passing through the vital straits of Hormuz.

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Sports
5:26 am
Tue January 3, 2012

College Football Bowl Games Cap 2011 Season

Originally published on Tue January 3, 2012 5:39 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The big bowls are underway. The five games in the Bowl Championship Series stand out in the crowded college football postseason. They command the largest national television audience and pay out the most money. They also generate the most controversy, although yesterday, the first two BCS bowl games generally created nothing but thrills.

Oregon beat Wisconsin 45 to 38 in the Rose Bowl and Oklahoma State won a 41-38 nail-biter over Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us with more.

Good morning, Tom.

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Decision 2012
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Texas Governor Looking to Avoid Embarrasement

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry is hoping to avoid an embarrassing showing today in Iowa’s caucuses with a last minute push; meeting with volunteers early in the day and then encouraging potential caucus-goers at two town halls.

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News
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Two Texans Attacked in New Jersey

A confrontation at a central New Jersey hotel that left one Texas man dead and another critically injured appears to be a random attack, according to investigators.

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Lay-offs
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Northrop-Grumman Cutting Jobs

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Northrop-Grumman, the manufacturer of the B-2 bomber and unmanned aircraft used by the U.S. Military, has announced that about 210 people will be laid off in February from their facility in Fort Worth.

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Weather Tour
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Severe Weather Training from NWS

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Winter weather is prevalent today, but chances are severe thunderstorms could arrive as soon as a few weeks from now.

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News
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Commerce Man Scheduled to Plead Guilty

A guilty plea is scheduled for a Commerce man in connection with an April shooting incident in the city.

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News
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Wildfires in Southeast Texas Marshland

There are wildfires burning in parts of the Southeast Texas marshland.

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