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All Things Considered for January 8, 2013

Jan 8, 2013 — Payments to farmers survived in the latest extension of the farm bill. But not all of the groups that argued for the end of the subsidies see this as a loss. They've just been given nine more months to make their case to Congress.
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Jan 8, 2013 — The contaminants researchers found at the bottom of Alberta lakes are from air pollutants coming from tar sands oil production and processing facilities. The pollution wasn't picked up by the industry-funded monitoring program that was supposed to track environmental risks from tar sands over recent decades.
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Jan 8, 2013 — Part hostel, part performance center, a house in southern Turkey has become a valuable place for Syrians fleeing their homeland and seeking temporary refuge.
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Jan 8, 2013 — One of the world's most basic cooking ingredients could be the key to protecting some of Europe's most stunning buildings. The limestone used in England's 800-year-old York Minster is particularly vulnerable to pollution. The oleic acid in olive oil, British researchers say, may provide the protective coating needed to prevent further decay.
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Jan 8, 2013 — Last year in Mali, militants linked to al-Qaida took control of the northern part of the country. They have banned all music except for Quranic verse — but some artists are finding ways to fight back.
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Jan 8, 2013 — With most of the more than 5 million people with Alzheimer's cared for at home, the nation's largest provider of nonmedical senior home care now offers free training workshops for family caregivers. Caregivers are taught how to make use of long-term memories and to recognize what triggers anxiety.
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Jan 8, 2013 — About 13 percent of U.S. women go on drinking binges each month, say officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The damage from binge drinking runs the gamut from death to unintended pregnancy. Public health officials say binge drinking can be curbed with greater awareness and thoughtful interventions.
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Jan 8, 2013 — Presley's legendary love for peanut butter and bananas and bacon helped lead to his outsized body toward the end of his life, and a lasting food legacy. And, oh yeah, he could sing too.
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Jan 8, 2013 — From interviews with her friends and family, The Wall Street Journal adds some details to the life of a young woman whose gang rape and death has shocked India and much of the world.
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