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"Nobody -- Democrat or Republican -- wants to see people's paychecks smaller on Jan. 1 because Congress didn't act," President Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep during an Oval Office interview on Thursday. Pete Souza/White House hide caption

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Politics

Obama 'Confident' Tax Deal Will Clear Congress

13 min

Obama 'Confident' Tax Deal Will Clear Congress

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A man looks over a room of cholera victims in Port au Prince, Haiti, Dec. 10 David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Doctors Urge Cholera Vaccine For Haiti, Neighbors

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South Korean Gen. Han Min-koo looks at houses destroyed by North Korea's Nov. 23 shelling of Yeonpyeong Island. Two weeks after the attack, the rivals are still trading threats, while tensions are also rising between South Korea's ally, the U.S., and China, an ally of North Korea. Kim Ju-sung/AP/Yonhap hide caption

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Asia

U.S.-China Tensions Intensify Over Korean Crisis

4 min

U.S.-China Tensions Intensify Over Korean Crisis

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A crystal bowl of M&Ms is ready for eating. Jack Wolf/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Just Thinking Harder May Help You Lose Weight

3 min

Just Thinking Harder May Help You Lose Weight

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Kenneth Reitz plans to spend his tax money on Apple products, e-books, apps and possibly a dinner with his fiancee. Courtesy of Kenneth Reitz hide caption

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To Spend Or Not Spend: Will Tax Deal Spur Economy?

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Scott Fitzpatrick, with stone money. courtesy Scott Fitzpatrick hide caption

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Planet Money

The Island Of Stone Money

4 min

The Island Of Stone Money

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