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All right. Now to something else we heard from the president last night. He said the United States has the strongest and most durable economy in the world.

(SOUNDBITE OF STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS)

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President Obama is not banking on Congress achieving in his final year in office. His State of the Union speech last night offered few big proposals.

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But he did suggest something.

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At long last, President Obama and congressional leaders have found something on which they agree.

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Good morning I'm David Greene, calling all bachelors. The Playboy Mansion could be yours for a cool $200 million. Just think about it. You'd have 29 rooms, the famous pool with its grotto, a zoo with monkeys, exotic birds and, yes, bunnies.

Spain's Princess Goes On Trial

Jan 12, 2016

Spain's hilltop Royal Palace towers over working class barrios across the Manzanares River, on the west side of Madrid. The area is home to Magdalena and Margarita Rodriguez Prado, two sisters in their late 60s, who huddled under a wall-mounted TV on Monday in their local chocolate and churros shop, glued to footage of Princess Cristina's trial.

Infanta Cristina de Borbón, 50, is one of King Felipe VI's two older sisters. She went on trial Monday accused of tax fraud.

"I think she's a good person, but my God! The mess she's gotten herself into!" Margarita says.

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Now, sometime this evening, President Obama will declare the state of the union strong. Odds are the television ratings will not be. But this is still a chance for the president to make his case, as NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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Legendary rock musician David Bowie, who influenced generations of musicians and fans, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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And I'm David Greene.

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DAVID BOWIE: (Singing) Should have took a picture, something I could keep.

Tom Brady's Movie Underwear Up For Action

Jan 11, 2016
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