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12 Must Morning Reads (1.3.14.)

These are the 12 stories you need to see...

Talk Radio on WABC Shifts Focus to the Local

In the war over talk radio in New York, WABC is going local. WABC-AM (770), which is owned by Cumulus Media, will introduce a new lineup on Thursday that emphasizes live and local programming, as its two most popular hosts, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, move to a rival station, WOR-AM (710).

Bob Grant, a Pioneer of Right-Wing Talk Radio, Dies at 84

Bob Grant, the right-wing talk radio host whose testy, confrontational manner made him a dominant voice during the drive-time hours in New York for decades, died on Tuesday in Hillsborough, N.J. He was 84. His death was announced by the New York radio station WABC, where he attracted his biggest audiences.

"League of Denial" leads top documentaries of 2013

THE YEAR'S BEST DOCUMENTARIES While the rest of the world seems to think "in-depth" means anything more than 140 characters, television is learning to celebrate documentary filmmaking in a big way. Several superb documentary films not only helped us gain new perspective on past events, but helped us make sense of more recent history as well.

How to shovel snow

Since you don't own a snowplow or didn't find time to fix it this season, it's time for some good, old-fashioned snow shoveling. How to approach the daunting task of removing a large amount of snow. YOUR CHALLENGE You need to shovel snow to clear your walkways, sidewalk, and cars.

Justice Department spending $544,338 for an 'enhanced company profile' on LinkedIn

By Elizabeth Harrington The Justice Department is spending more than $500,000 to "enhance" its company profile on LinkedIn and increase its "brand awareness." The contract, awarded on Christmas Eve, gives the government "unlimited access" to each of the networking site's 250 million users through LinkedIn's "Recruiter" service.

Sticky sticker shock: High prices accompany legal marijuana in Colorado

The high times in Colorado are coming with high costs for cannabis consumers. Hemp hunters who waited for hours early Wednesday to be among the first to legally purchase marijuana from state retailers found sticker shock at cash registers. "I think people were a little bit ...

Half of female Marines fail 3-pullup requirement

WASHINGTON -- More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs.

How fasting changed my body for the better

Many of the changes in my body when I took part in the clinical trial of an intermittent fasting diet, were no surprise. Eating very little for five days each month, I lost weight, and I felt hungry. I also felt more alert a lot of the time, though I tired easily.

Cash machines raided with USB sticks

Researchers have revealed how cyber-thieves sliced into cash machines in order to infect them with malware earlier this year. The criminals cut the holes in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs. Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank's cash dispensers were presented at the hacker-themed Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg.

Colorado: Ammunition Company Exiting

One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many rounds a magazine can hold.

Houston and Its Strip Clubs Call a Truce

HOUSTON - As 2013 wound down, this city appeared to finally free itself from one of its longest-running legal battles. For 16 years, Houston spent millions of dollars litigating a subject other cities regard as a low-level nuisance or ignore altogether: strip clubs.

Joseph Lieberman Joins Private Equity Firm

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Over lunch in Manhattan several months ago, Brendan Carroll, a partner and co-founder of the private equity firm Victory Park Capital, had a proposition for his former boss, Joseph I. Lieberman, the former senator from Connecticut and onetime vice-presidential candidate: Would Mr. Lieberman be interested in joining his firm?

No, Kim Jong Un probably didn't feed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs

If you've been on the Internet at all today, you've almost certainly seen the story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed last month by stripping him naked and feeding him to 120 hungry dogs. The story was first reported by a minor Hong Kong outlet on Dec.