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12:26pm

Mon December 19, 2011
Environment

Commerce City Mulls Fracking Ban

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Commerce City is the latest community along the Colorado Front Range to consider a temporary ban on oil and gas drilling within city limits. 

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5:35am

Mon December 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Santa Claus Chimney Move Backfires On Calif. Teen

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A teenager in Northern California pulled a Santa last week when he shimmied down his parents' chimney. He wasn't carrying gifts but guilt for staying out past his curfew. Predictably, George Herrera got stuck, for 90 minutes until an emergency crew arrived and saw something you usually see in Christmas cartoons - feet dangling from the fireplace. The teen now knows why it takes a jolly old elf to get down a chimney. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

5:29am

Mon December 19, 2011
Business

Crunch Time for Holiday Shipping

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There may be six shopping days left until Christmas, but there’s only a few shipping days left for those packages to arrive in time.

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5:00am

Mon December 19, 2011
Transportation

AAA Says Fewer Coloradans Will Use Airlines to Travel During Holidays

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More Coloradans will use their cars this year to travel to their holiday destination compared to last.

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2:00am

Mon December 19, 2011
Business

Saudi Prince Buys Stake In Twitter

Originally published on Mon December 19, 2011 5:20 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a big investment in micro-blogging.

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MONTAGNE: The Saudi Arabian prince Alwaleed bin Talal is investing $300 million in Twitter. The man Time magazine calls the Arabian Warren Buffett says he looks to invest in, quote, "promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact," like Twitter.

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