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Watch This: Vince Gilligan's Favorite Dark Corners

From some very twisted — and very funny — British television to a '70s Jack Webb drama, the Breaking Bad creator shares his TV favorites for the occasional Morning Edition series Watch This.

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Russian Market Fuels Comeback Of North American Fur Market

Upwardly mobile consumers in China and Korea also are buying lots of fur, and "not necessarily your grandmother's old mink coat," says an observer. U.S. and Canadian trappers are flush; animal welfare advocates are concerned.

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Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch

After a decade of kicking the ball down the road, Congress appears ready to repeal its payment formula for Medicare and replace it with a whole new system. This time, doctors would be paid according to the quality of results they produce, rather than the number of services they provide.

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This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California's Hungry

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Medley: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful John Fahey

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Brazil's Post Offices Help Deliver Christmas Wishes

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Etude, Op. 8, No. 2 Fred Hersch
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11,420 Children Dead In Syria's Civil War, So Far

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Russian Demand Fuels Comeback Of North American Fur Market

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Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch

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From Duke's 'Nutcracker' To A Cynical Carol, Jazz For Christmas

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Bay Area's Steep Housing Costs Spark Return To Communal Living

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Watch This: Vince Gilligan's Favorite Dark Corners

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