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President Obama is preparing to deliver his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He plans to focus on the middle class. Steve Inskeep talks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
The Center on Global Energy Policy says lifting the ban, which was put in place during the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s, would help producers, consumers and improve U.S. security.
Ahead of Europe's central bank meeting, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.
A law allows certain prison terms to be commuted for convicts who come up with serious technical innovations. The Beijing Youth Daily reports that's led to a business in "get out of jail" patents.
President Hassan Rouhani rode the subway to mark Iran's National Clean Air Day.
Robert Siegel talks with Hank Klibanoff, co-author of The Race Beat, about how Martin Luther King Jr. was viewed by the press in the early days, and how its assessments changed over time.