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12:24pm

Tue February 8, 2011
World

Haiti Rebuilds At Faster Pace Outside Capital

A year after a devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian government and many aid groups say the recovery in the capital is proceeding at an extremely slow pace.

But near the epicenter of the quake, just 20 miles southwest of the capital, in the city of Leogane, things appear to be moving much faster.

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12:16pm

Tue February 8, 2011
Religion

The Church Of Scientology, Fact-Checked

Lawrence Wright's cover story in the current edition of The New Yorker reports on the Church of Scientology and focuses on why screenwriter and director Paul Haggis resigned from the organization in 2009 after spending nearly 35 years with it.

Haggis, who directed Crash and wrote the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby, spoke with Wright about his reasons for leaving the church and the response from his fellow Scientologists.

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12:13pm

Tue February 8, 2011
Law

Calif. Law Calls For Stricter Prison Cell Phone Rules

By all accounts, California prison inmates are keeping up with technology. Using smart phones, they are texting, surfing the Web and even posting videos to YouTube.

One inmate even shot and narrated a video on his cell phone camera while guards tried to put down a riot; Sacramento TV station KCRA aired the footage last year.

"I gotta go right now," the prisoner-narrator says on the video before he abruptly signs off.

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12:01pm

Tue February 8, 2011
Blog Of The Nation

February 8th Show

Defending the Indefensible

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12:00pm

Tue February 8, 2011
Business

President's Address To Businessmen Omits Small Business Owners

President Obama is making moves to mend the White House's rocky relationship with business leaders. In a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday he promised to get rid of unnecessary regulations and simplify the tax code. Samll business owners Andy Shallal, of Washington, DC's Busboys and Poets and Eatonville Restaurants, and Renee Amoore, founder and president of the Amoore Group share their perspective on how small businesses have been faring in the current economic climate and how President Obama can step in to help.

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