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The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.
Some potential Republican candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, stayed away from the event in Des Moines. Was that a smart move?
Steve Inskeep talks to Shaun Walker, Moscow bureau chief for The Guardian, who is covering renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine. The latest shelling killed 30 people in the port city of Mariupol.
Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.
Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.
Consider the San Francisco Zoo's Valentine's Day special. Adopt a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your ex-lover because, according to the zoo, scorpions are also low-lifes.