Feb 22, 2013

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talks about deciding which defense employees would face furloughs if sequestration triggers next week. Meanwhile, budget cuts have already sidelined the refurbishment of the USS Lincoln. We look at how cable news networks are…

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To catch an Apple thief: NYPD creates new team

Feb 22, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed the rise in overall crime in the city on Apple products subjected to the five-finger discount.

Pistorius murder media frenzy reminds some of O.J.

Feb 22, 2013
Cable news counts on the ratings bump it gets from sensational trials and other long-running stories.
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on Feb. 22, 2013.
ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images

Rename the sequester: Suggestions

Feb 22, 2013
The Weekly Wrap considers a better way to describe the sequester cuts coming next week.

Battleship: For presidents, a game of making an impression

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Feb 22, 2013
President Obama goes to a shipyard next week where the USS Abraham Lincoln is awaiting refitting. An aircraft carrier is a great background for everything from presidents to Cher.

Power grid is vulnerable to cyber and physical attack

Feb 22, 2013
Cyber attacks are in the news, but physical sabotage to large transformers would probably cause more damage to the nation's electric grid.

Google store: Is it an Apple wannabe?

Feb 22, 2013
Google develops a laptop, high-tech glasses and... its own stores.

Sometimes even banks want to 'walk away' from a home

Feb 22, 2013
In some working-class neighborhoods with cheap housing, the banks actually lose money on a foreclosure. So it’s cheaper to do nothing.

Wielding the sequester knife: 'There is no manual'

Feb 22, 2013
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says the mechanism of the sequester cuts to the Defense Department is "dumb."

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talks about deciding which defense employees would face furloughs if sequestration triggers next week. Meanwhile, budget cuts have already sidelined the refurbishment of the USS Lincoln. We look at how cable news networks are using the Oscar Pistorius case to their advantage. Google’s creating splashes in the tech world with its announcements of retail stores and a high-end laptop. David Weinberg investigates the vulnerability of our power grid against cyber attacks. And a look at Durham, N.C., and how a number of foreclosures have gone wrong there.

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