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Feb 20, 2012

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The group that runs the Medical College Admissions Test -- or MCAT -- is rolling out a new exam in 2015 that will include questions about the psychological and social underpinnings of medicine. Ohio is betting big on casinos, opening up gambling later this year in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. As outdoor outfitter L.L.Bean celebrates its centennial this year, one of the company's oldest products is making a comeback. Happy President's Day!

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Threatened species decision on koalas delayed

Feb 20, 2012
In Australia, conservationists are making the case that koalas are a threatened species. Government regulators aren't so sure.

PODCAST: Happy President's Day

Feb 20, 2012
The group that runs the Medical College Admissions Test -- or MCAT -- is rolling out a new exam in 2015 that will include questions about the psychological and social underpinnings of medicine. Ohio is betting big on casinos, opening up gambling later this year in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. As outdoor outfitter L.L.Bean celebrates its centennial this year, one of the company's oldest products is making a comeback. Happy President's Day!
Emu's and wallabies occupy an exhibit at the London Zoo in England. An escaped emu has been wandering in parts of Vermont, and it turns out, the owner doesn't want it back.
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New prescription for aspiring doctors

Feb 20, 2012
The Medical College Admission Test will require aspiring doctors to understand people as well as science.

Murdoch to launch new tabloid in U.K.

Feb 20, 2012
Just seven months after another paper shuttered its doors in scandal, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new tabloid in Britain.

Foxconn reform may lead to more changes in China

Feb 20, 2012
Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is taking steps to improve worker salaries and conditions after increasing international pressure to do so.

Deceased dog gets credit card offer

Feb 20, 2012
In Ontario, Canada, one dog has a credit offer most of us can only dream of.

Rust Belt rolls dice and builds new casinos

Feb 20, 2012
Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois are on board with casinos, hoping to drive tourism to down-on-their-luck communities. Now Ohio is getting into the game.

Airlines pass higher fuel costs to passengers

Feb 20, 2012
Consumers are not only feeling the pinch of higher gas prices at the pump. They are also getting hit with higher plane tickets as airlines pass rising jet fuel costs to passengers.

Euro finance ministers expected to approve Greek bailout

Feb 20, 2012
European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today. They're expected to finally approve a new bailout loan package for Greece. The price tag: $170 billion.

Iran sanctions could lead to higher gas costs in U.S.

Feb 20, 2012
Oil prices have jumped to a near nine month high this morning. That's after Iran cut exports to Britain and France over sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program.

L.L.Bean boots kicking up a lot of business lately

Feb 20, 2012
The classic boots from L.L. Bean become fashion statements for a new generation.

The group that runs the Medical College Admissions Test — or MCAT — is rolling out a new exam in 2015 that will include questions about the psychological and social underpinnings of medicine. Ohio is betting big on casinos, opening up gambling later this year in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. As outdoor outfitter L.L.Bean celebrates its centennial this year, one of the company’s oldest products is making a comeback. Happy President’s Day!

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC