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It's cold! In the southern U.S., people face challenges from frozen pipes to chilly race horses.
Major League Baseball will launch a series of changes this season to speed up the game.
For most of U.S. history, there was no minimum wage. Politicians passed laws tiptoeing toward one. But the Supreme Court struck those laws down. We look at how the U.S. finally got a minimum wage.
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has just been promoted to White House Communications Director, a job with a lower public profile. It's going to be a loss for the Kremlin's idea of TV comedy.
Audie Cornish reviews the week in politics with regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss immigration, the summit on countering violent extremism and 2016 contenders.
A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama recently is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister's name in pinstripes is expected to fetch upwards of $200,000.