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1:00pm

Fri December 9, 2011
Economy

Maryland County Rethinks The Shopping Mall

Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 4:12 pm

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The shopping mall is in trouble. That fixture of the suburban landscape has been hit hard by the recession. Even as business picks up, malls must compete with the rush to shop online.

NPR's Larry Abramson takes us to one shopping mall that's trying to escape the dustbin of retail history.

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1:00pm

Fri December 9, 2011
National Security

Brennan Discusses Defense Authorization Bill

Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 4:12 pm

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LYNN NEARY, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 runs hundreds of pages. It authorizes hundreds of billions in defense spending. And as it stands, the version of the bill approved by the Senate is facing a veto by President Obama.

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5:23pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Environment

Western Ski Resorts Sluggish on Environmental Efforts

Solar panels atop Aspen Highlands.
Photo by the Aspen Skiing Company

Western ski resorts did not make significant environmental improvements during 2011, the first time in five years according to a new report by a Durango-based environmental group.

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5:06pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Agriculture

Ranchers Weigh in, Criticize Proposed Cattle Identification Rules

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The comment period for proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules on Animal Disease Traceability will come to a close late tomorrow evening at 10 o’clock.

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3:57pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Immigration

Colorado Immigrant Groups Praise Obama Pilot Program

Colorado immigrant groups are hailing a new pilot program launched this week in Denver and Baltimore that aims to narrow focus on deporting serious criminals that are in the country illegally.  The Obama Administration has ordered federal immigration officials to review some 7,800 pending deportation cases in Colorado as part of the six week, experimental program.

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