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  • A worker makes a cut in the side of a sandstone block at the Cleveland Quarries facility in Vermilion, Ohio, earlier this month. The legal limit on the amount of silica that workers can inhale was set decades ago.
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    3:07pm Feb 07, 2013
    National National Science Health & Safety

    Silica Rule Changes Delayed While Workers Face Health Risks

    Regulations to restrict the amount of silica dust that workers can inhale were set decades ago, and workplace safety experts say that limit needs to be cut in half. A proposal for new rules was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a 90-day review, but almost two years later, it's still under review.
  • 3:07pm Feb 07, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Obama's Pick For CIA Chief To Face Senate Scrutiny

    As Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan has been associated with some controversial policies, including the use of armed drones. It's unlikely his appointment as CIA director is in trouble, but he's likely to face questions on drones as well as the agency's interrogation policies.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013

    Hasbro's Monopoly Trades Its Old Iron For A New Cat

    The iron will no longer be passing go or stopping at Park Place. The company ran a "save your token" campaign, and only 8 percent of respondents fought for the iron. The winner? That little Scottie dog, which might prefer the old iron to the token replacing it: a cat.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013
    World News World News

    Tunisian Opposition Leader's Slaying Prompts Protests

    Thousands of Tunisians are protesting in the streets after the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, a critic of the moderate Islamist group that dominates the country's government. Steve Inskeep talks with Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution's Doha Center.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013
    National National

    Postal Service Plans To End Saturday Mail Delivery

    The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce Wednesday that letters will no longer be delivered six days a week. The move starts this summer and should save $2 billion. Saturday package delivery, however, will continue.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013

    Manti Te'o Deletes Twitter Account

    Manti Te'o is the Notre Dame football player who says he met his girlfriend online. The woman wasn't a real person, and Te'o says he was the victim of a hoax.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013

    Conn. Congressman Wants Correction To 'Lincoln'

    The movie shows Connecticut lawmakers voting to uphold slavery. Rep. Joe Courtney looked it up, and found his state's real-life lawmakers voted to abolish slavery in 1865. He's asking director Steven Spielberg for a correction.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013

    In Dallas, Boy Scouts Debate Opening Membership To Gays

    The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America meets Wednesday to talk about whether to drop its policy to ban gay leaders and gay scouts. Activists delivered petitions with more than 1.4 million signatures to the national headquarters this week calling for an end to the ban. The issue has drawn fervent pleas and ignited a passionate debate about what the 100-year-old organization should do.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Cities Must Strategize To Boost Service Workers' Pay

    Urban scholar Richard Florida has found a problem with the way our cities are evolving. He talks to Steve Inskeep about who wins and who loses as the highly skilled, creative class clusters around certain metro areas. Florida is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013

    Feds Bust Huge Credit Fraud Ring

    Authorities say they've broken up one of the biggest credit card fraud rings in U.S. history. The group stole more than $200 million by creating fake identities and opening thousands of card accounts.