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Today's Stories January 28, 2015

Zillow And 'The New Rules Of Real Estate'

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

Disability Advocates Fight Disabled Governor

Bob Kafka of ADAPT says that despite the governor’s own paralysis, he has gutted programs for the disabled.

Indiana Governor Getting Heat For State-Sponsored News Site

NPR's David Folkenflik weighs in on Gov. Mike Pence's plan for a state-run taxpayer-funded news site called "Just IN."

Brisket Shortage Has BBQ Lovers Gnashing Their Teeth

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Forecasters Apologize, But Why?

Meteorologists have apologized for getting yesterday's snow totals wrong, but other experts say the forecasts weren't that far off.

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Despite Protests, Mexican Officials Declare Missing Students Dead

Parents of the students are accusing the government of trying to wrap up the investigation despite the many unanswered questions.

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ISIS Offers Swap To Save Hostage

Jordan says it's willing to make that swap but it's not clear whether it would save the life of the Japanese hostage.

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Apple Posts Record Profits After Surging iPhone Sales

The company reports that it sold 74.5 million iPhones in its holiday quarter, pushing profits to a record $18 billion.

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$4.5 Million, 30 Seconds, 1 Super Bowl Ad: Priceless?

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means the biggest and most expensive advertising night of the year.

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Google Fiber Headed South

The next cities to benefit from Google's ultra-high-speed Internet service will be in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina.

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Arizona Town Tries To Fund New Border Crossing

Federal funds aren't available, but the small city of Douglas says it needs to upgrade its congested port of entry.

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Vermont Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Canty

The 31-year old rock, folk and blues artist has just released her third album, "Reckless Skyline."

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January 23 4 Comments

How To Keep That Fitness Resolution

It's that time of year when the post-New Year's crowd at the gym starts to thin. We get advice on how to stick with it.

January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 29 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 24 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.

January 20 37 Comments

Birmingham Mayor: ‘No-Go’ Zone Label Is ‘Totally Unfair’

The lord mayor of England's second-largest city responded to media comments calling his city a "no-go" zone for non-Muslims.

January 20 9 Comments

Fallen Soldier's Story Continues To Inspire

After Jared Monti was killed, his father started driving his son's old truck. It inspired a song, and now, a book.

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Former Atlanta Mayor Reflects On MLK’s Legacy

Shirley Franklin was in Washington for Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and went on to become mayor of his hometown.

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January 27 77 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

January 26 3 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

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Mayors Examine Community Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has new recommendations on community policing, in the wake of Ferguson.

January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.