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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.
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.
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.
Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been found dead. He'd accused Kirchner of covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 bombing.
Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.