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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:
"Someone making between $40,000 to $50,000 might see about a $2,000 increase. Someone making $65K might see something closer to $3,500."
By Lisa Desjardins, CNN
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(CNN) – What has really changed in Washington?
President Obama remains in the White House, the Democrats are still in charge of the Senate, and the Republicans retain the House.
The Democrats' near-sweep of close Senate races made for an unforgettable story, but the Democratic-Republican split is just one or two digits different. (Democrats will pick up two seats if Senator-elect Angus King, I-ME, decides to caucus with them.)
Think nothing has changed? Majority Leader Harry Reid strongly disagrees. And Tuesday, he offered an example of what the 2012 election could bring in Congress: a charge in the filibuster rules that are central to gridlock.
By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN
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Missoula, Montana (CNN) –– Geoffrey Donovan remembers when the news first broke that his university, the University of Montana, was under investigation by federal authorities:
[1:06] "It's a hot topic. I mean everyone was talking about it. I know in my class it wasn't just girls who had some stuff to say. It's what's on the front page, you know?"
The investigation was about how officials from local law enforcement, and at the university, handle rape cases on and off campus. Making the announcement in May, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice cited complaints that rape cases weren't getting proper attention. FULL POST