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11:08am

Tue February 14, 2012
Politics

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Unveils 'Stable' Budget for 2013

U.S. Dept of Agriculture

Agriculture officials say the President’s proposed budget for the USDA next year will be similar to this year’s. Although the overall budget has been cut by $3 billion since 2010, funding for several programs that have helped boost agriculture production and export in Colorado and across the country will likely continue or increase.

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6:00am

Tue February 14, 2012
Politics

State Lawmakers to Debate Civil Unions Measure

Jason Prussman, Jason Cobb, and Jacobb Prussman.
Bente Birkeland

The state senate will take up a measure this week on whether to allow civil unions in Colorado. A similar bill failed last year in the Republican controlled house by a single vote. 

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4:49am

Tue February 14, 2012
Around the Nation

Remembering Jackie Kennedy's White House Tour

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 4:51 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. On this day 50 years ago, the first lady offered a Valentine to America, a televised tour of the newly restored White House. Jacqueline Kennedy had been shocked at how little of the past was in the White House, so she threw her heart into bringing that history back. Teddy Roosevelt's rugs, an oak desk given by Queen Victoria, a rare portrait of Benjamin Franklin. And Americans loved it, with a record number tuning into her TV tour. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:43am

Tue February 14, 2012
Europe

Croatia's Museum Of Broken Relationships

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2:27am

Tue February 14, 2012
Asia

White House Welcomes Chinese Official Xi Jinping

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 8:28 am

The man who is expected to become China's next president begins highly anticipated meetings in Washington on Tuesday. The trip comes as the Obama administration seeks to shift the emphasis of U.S. strategy toward the Asia-Pacific region — including changes the Chinese aren't sure they like.

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