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  • 5:16pm Jan 04, 2014
    Sports Sports

    Controversial Since Day 1, Bowl Championship Series To End

    On Monday, the BCS National Championship featuring Florida State and Auburn University will mark the end of the confusing and controversial Bowl Championship Series. Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about what this means for the future of NCAA football.
  • 8:43pm Jan 03, 2014
    National National

    Big Cities See Violent Crime Rates Fall In 2013

    Cities across the country saw sharp drops in violent crime rates in 2013. For some big cities, murder rates reached historic lows. The numbers reflect a decades-long decline, which shows that plenty of neighborhoods in urban areas are safe while some remain troubled by violent crime.
  • 8:01pm Jan 02, 2014
    National National Economy

    For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work

    More than 1 million people lost their unemployment benefits as 2014 began. Whether or not those benefits get extended, economists say there are ways to change the program that will make it work better. One suggestion is work sharing, which has helped reduce Germany's unemployment.
  • 6:18pm Jan 02, 2014
    National National Economy

    The Widening Wealth Gap: Bringing Income Inequality Into Focus

    The widening gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. has become a central touch point for economists, pundits and politicians across the U.S. New York City's newly sworn-in mayor, Bill deBlasio, was elected after campaigning against a city divided between the haves and have-nots. President Obama has called tackling inequality the defining challenge of our time, saying that growing inequality and a lack of upward mobility jeopardizes the American dream. But what, exactly, is income inequality? Audie Cornish puts that question to Drew DeSilver, a senior writer for the Pew Research Center's Fact Tank blog.