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5:20pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Sports

NFL Players Union Decertifies

The deadline has come and gone, and there is no deal between the NFL and its players union. As promised, the union has decertified itself, meaning the impasse could last quite a while. Robert Siegel talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca.

4:55pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

GOP Wants States To Lead On Health Coverage

  • Listen to Sen. Hatch crack a joke.

If Republicans are successful in repealing last year's health law, they want to replace it with legislation that would give states far more discretion about how to cover people, according to a top Senate Republican.

"There are some things that Washington can do better. National security is one of them," said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, currently the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions panel. "But health care is not."

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4:55pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Politics

Iowa Prepares For 2012 Presidential Primaries

The start of the 2012 presidential primary season is still almost a year away. The field of candidates has just begun to form. But some Iowa organizations are already gearing up for the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses next winter.

4:40pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Economy

To Figure Out The Price Of Oil, Follow The News

Generally, the market price of something is the result of two things: the supply of a product and the demand for it.

But in the oil market, it's not so simple. On Friday, for example, the variety of oil that traders follow most closely was selling for about $114 a barrel — up about $18 from the price at the beginning of the year.

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4:07pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Earthquake Off Japan Coast Unleashes Tsunami

In Tsunami's Wake, A Wash Of Destruction

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:13 am

A fishing boat lies on its side in shallow water in the boat basin at Crescent City, Calif., after a tsunami surge withdrew March 11. The surges broke loose and damaged most of the 35 boats that remained in the harbor.
Jeff Barnard AP

The largest earthquake known to have hit Japan has killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage. The quake also created a large tsunami whose waves washed away boats, roads and buildings. The tsunami continued eastward across the Pacific and has struck Hawaii and now parts of the west coast of the U.S.

As the tsunami rolled past Hawaii Friday morning, some places reported surges of 6 or 7 feet, according to experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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