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9:30am

Thu February 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Who Is The New Overlord?

It's Watson, of course.

IBM's supercomputer, pretty much as expected, did indeed crush the human competition on Jeopardy!.

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8:43am

Thu February 17, 2011
Around the Nation

Financial Momentum Builds For RoboCop Statue

Pressure is building on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. A group wants to build a statue in the city that would honor RoboCop, the fictional cyborg at the center of a movie based in Detroit. The movie portrays Detroit as a nightmare city, but organizers think the statue will promote the city. They've raised $50,000 to build it.

8:40am

Thu February 17, 2011
Europe

Norway's Prime Minister Encourages Parental Leave

Two cabinet ministers in Norway are off the job, and the prime minister couldn't be happier. That's because the justice minister and family affairs minister are both men on parental leave. The prime minister has been pushing fathers, as well as mothers, to take time off for newborns.

8:38am

Thu February 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Consumer Prices Up 0.4 Percent; Jobless Claims Rise By 25,000

Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in January from December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Higher food and energy costs accounted for much of the increase. Excluding those sectors, prices were up 0.2 percent.

Over the past year, BLS adds, prices rose 1.6 percent.

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8:20am

Thu February 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Rep. Giffords: 'Recognizes Everybody,' Hasn't Been Told Details Of Attack

Two quick updates on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who continues to recover from the severe injuries she received in the Jan. 8 shooting rampage at an event she was holding in Tucson, Ariz.:

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