Morning Edition for December 10, 2013
Dec 10, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Treasury has gotten out of the auto business. The government completed its sales of stock in General Motors on Monday.
Dec 10, 2013 — Eighteen current and former Los Angeles sheriff's deputies are facing federal charges, accused of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. The indictments are part of an ongoing FBI probe into allegations of widespread abuse against inmates at county jails.
Dec 10, 2013 — People danced and swayed to music under a sea of colorful rain umbrellas as crowds gathered at a huge soccer stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
Dec 10, 2013 — Women hold only about 17 percent of the seats on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies, and they have an even smaller percentage of senior executive positions, according to a new study.
Dec 10, 2013 — Student activism is now at the heart of dissent against the state. But like Egypt itself, the movement is divided. Secular and Islamist protesters are closing down their campuses and demanding that the police be tried for their crimes.
Dec 10, 2013 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing to post employers' workplace injury records online for easy public examination. But business groups oppose the proposed rules.
Dec 10, 2013 — On the day Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in prison, it was raining in Johannesburg — a good omen in South Africa. It was pouring again Tuesday on a stadium overflowing with those celebrating and saying farewell to Mandela. Steve Inskeep has the latest on Tuesday's public memorial service.
Dec 10, 2013 — Malala Yousafzai is widely viewed as a heroine in the West, for her brave stand against the Taliban's violent repression of girls' right to education. But the 16-year-old is the subject of fierce debate at home in Pakistan, and some worry that she is being exploited for ideological purposes.
Dec 10, 2013 — Steve Inskeep talks with the Wall Street Journal's Marc Myers about the season's best holiday music. Myers sifted through more than 100 Christmas albums to find his favorites.
Dec 10, 2013 — China's factory output is up 10 percent from a year ago, and exports are up almost 13 percent. That rebound has been helped by a boost in demand for Chinese goods in the U.S. and the E.U. in the lead-up to the holiday shopping season.