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All Things Considered for December 8, 2010

Dec 8, 2010 — Many news outlets are shrinking in this economy, but Bloomberg News keeps expanding its ambition and reach — especially with its television network. Touting the quality of its reporting, Bloomberg TV hopes to set itself apart from CNBC and other cable rivals.
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Dec 8, 2010 — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations, and that's just the start of an international legal odyssey. Experts say that his extradition is likely, and American prosecutors are on his case, too.
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Dec 8, 2010 — Microsoft hopes that by allowing users to have some kind of greater control over who can collect consumer data that congress won't legislate and the federal trade commission won't regulate.
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Dec 8, 2010 — The launch marks the first time a private company has sent a space capsule into orbit and brought it back safely. And it provides a glimpse of the future of the American space program.
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Dec 8, 2010 — Far offshore the Gulf of Mexico, scientists aboard a deep-sea submarine are studying the impact of the BP oil spill on sea life. They're especially interested in more than 1,000 biological hot spots and what the oil might do to them.
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Dec 8, 2010 — Haitian officials announced preliminary election results from last month's presidential vote, and the tally has only stirred more anger, violence and protests. Officials announced that government protege Jude Celestin and former first lady Mirlande Manigat would advance to a runoff in presidential elections, leaving popular singer Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly out of the race.
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Dec 8, 2010 — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case testing the legality of an Arizona law that imposes harsh penalties on businesses that knowingly hire illegal workers. And while the justices seemed inclined to uphold part of the law, there didn't seem to be five votes to uphold the law in its entirety.
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Dec 8, 2010 — Since 1952, millions of people in Britain sit by their radios to hear which song will become the Christmas number one single. For the past few years Simon Cowell's talent show 'The X Factor' has influenced who wins, but no more. Billy Bragg explains why John Cage's '4'33"' should win.
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Dec 8, 2010 — On a hot night in '69, the Lizard King set off a mini riot. But it still isn't clear what happened.
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Dec 8, 2010 — If celebrity tell-all books are the snack food of the literary world, author Susan Jane Gilman has been on a binge this year. Her picks — from various ranks of the pop-culture pantheon — may not be the proudest additions to your bookshelf, but they may be among the most amusing.
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