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Temperatures May Hinder St. Patrick's Day Tradition
For decades, the water in the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. Only this year, some residents are reluctantly asking the question: Can you dye ice?
Wake Up And Smell The Bacon
That's the name of Oscar Mayer's new app and iPhone device — limited edition hardware that plugs into the headphone jack. Along with your alarm, you get the signature smell and sizzle.
Florida's Insurers Push To Sell Health Coverage To Latinos
Florida has resisted the Affordable Care Act from the get-go, so one of the state's large insurers and Spanish-language media have done most of the outreach to Latinos.
Democrats Help Block Nominee For DOJ's Top Civil Rights Job
The nomination of Debo Adegbile, a civil rights lawyer who helped handle the appeal of a cop killer, forced Democrats to choose between infuriating law enforcement groups or angering minority voters.
Pakistan Agrees To Fresh Negotiations With Taliban Reps
Attacks by Taliban splinter groups continue in Pakistan. Retired Pakistani General Talat Masood tells David Greene the Pakistani government's response has not been organized.
Affleck, Feingold Draw Attention To Violence In Congo
David Greene talks to actor Ben Affleck and Russ Feingold, U.S. special envoy to Congo, about what can be done to stabilize a nation where conflict has been the norm for almost two decades.
Russia May Expedite Passports For Ukraine's Ethnic Russians
With no end in sight to the Ukraine crisis, Russian lawmakers say they're considering a bill to make it easier for ethnic Russians and other Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports.
Asset Recovery Workers On The Case Of Ukrainian Kleptocrats
Billions of dollars disappeared from Ukrainian coffers during President Yanukovych's presidency. Stolen asset recovery expert Stuart Gilman tells Linda Wertheimer most of the money won't be recovered.
2 San Francisco Bars Ban Google Glass
The ban on Google's wearable computer is meant to preserve the privacy of other customers, who may worry about sneaky recordings. Plus, the new technology is already a prime target for thieves.
Law Aims To Keep Chicago From Becoming Petcoke Dumping Ground
Midwest refineries are processing crude oil from Canada's tar sands. Chicago officials voted to ban any new companies from storing petroleum coke in the city, and said existing companies can't expand.