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Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen is promising extensive safety checks of old buildings two days after an earthquake killed at least 38 people, according to local media. New questions emerged after stacks of cans were found in the walls of a 17-story building that was the scene of all but two of those deaths.

Kung Fu Panda slurps noodles. An ugly/cute "puppy-monkey-baby" toddles into a living room. Kevin Hart stalks his daughter and her date to an amusement park via helicopter. Just three moments that various brands paid $5 million per 30 seconds to parade in front of Super Bowl viewers Sunday night.

Victor Vardanyan, 14, isn't having any of it.

A lot of Republicans will head to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, motivated to vote against Donald Trump.

But because of a quirk in how the state party allocates delegates and how fractured the "establishment" field is, it could mean that an anti-Trump vote will actually be a vote for the New York billionaire.

Here's how:

The state party awards delegates on a proportional basis to presidential candidates based on their vote statewide and by congressional district.

But it also has a 10 percent threshold.

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When it comes to Carnival, not even the Zika virus stops the party in Brazil. The highlight of the festivities are the samba parades. And tonight, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro will be part of this high-stakes competition.

New Orleans is famous for its rollicking carnival to celebrate Mardi Gras, but the party has deep roots in another Gulf Coast city, Mobile, Ala.

And in Mobile, carnival rules this time of year, even in the city council chambers. "Good morning and happy Mardi Gras," says city council president Gina Gregory as she welcomes masked and costumed revelers for a special proclamation marking 185 years of street celebrations in Mobile.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have taken an extended paternity leave after the birth of his daughter, but generally, American men do not take more than a few days. Ninety-six percent of American men are back to work within two weeks of a baby's birth.

At 46 years old, Oliver Bogler's reaction to a suspicious lump in his chest might seem typical for a man. He ignored it for three to four months, maybe longer. "I couldn't really imagine I would have this disease," Bogler says. But when he finally "grew up" and went to the doctor, he was pretty quickly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

Rescue efforts continue in southern Taiwan, three days after a powerful magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook the island and killed more than three dozen people. But hopes of finding survivors were fading. Early Monday, more than 100 people were still unaccounted for from the Golden Dragon apartment complex, the center of most rescue efforts.

This weekend, there were countless stories of death — and life.

Employing young workers

Feb 8, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the hazards of judging the economy by the movements of the stock market; the Obama Administration's goal to bring down unemployment for young job hunters; and why infrastructure is important to jobs.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 8, 2016

Feb 8, 2016
Marketplace

Airing on Monday, February 8, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about GE phasing out CFL bulbs; and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler joins us to talk about the proposed set-top box changes.

In its 2017 budget proposal to be unveiled on Tuesday, the Obama Administration is expected to call for spending almost $6 billion to help young people find their first jobs, especially those who are not in school and not employed.

The unemployment rate for those between 16-19 years old stands at 16 percent. While that's down from 19 percent a year ago, it is still much higher than the nation's overall unemployment rate, which ticked down to 4.9 percent in January.

The fight to 'unlock' the set-top box

Feb 8, 2016
Bruce Johnson

Thinking outside the box, or opening Pandora’s?

The Federal Communications Commission proposed a new technology mandate to “unlock” the set-top box. This is the device that consumer’s rent from companies such as Comcast to view their cable television. The proposal would allow consumers to watch TV channels on devices made by third-party developers, which would bypass the need to rent the cable company’s set-top box. 

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In the final days of campaigning in New Hampshire, presidential candidates are yielding stories that reveal a more human side. Are they weary "what-do-I-have-to-lose" displays of authenticity? Or a counterprogramming show of id to the superego of GOP front-runner Donald Trump?

Beyoncé is one of a kind — the kind of star who can drop a surprise music video and see much of the Internet and social media instantly explode.

Iran and Boeing go way back. Boeing was the largest supplier of civilian aircraft to Iran before the country's 1979 Islamic revolution. And despite the fraught relations between the U.S. and Iran since then, Iran has kept flying those planes for decades.

As part of the recent Iranian nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, Boeing is once again permitted to sell planes to the Islamic Republic. And Iran desperately wants to start replacing its fleet of aging, worn-out commercial aircraft.

Everyone knows the GOP is the party of small government and low taxes. At Saturday night's debate, the 2016 Republican presidential candidates sparred over who had the best fiscal conservatism cred.

We decided to look at how well candidates told the truth on a few of these claims in our latest debate fact check.

"After New Jersey raised taxes on millionaires, we lost, in the next four years, $70 billion in wealth [that] left our state." — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

It's not that simple.

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Peyton Manning is once more on top of the world. The Denver Broncos quarterback — a future Hall of Famer in what may be his final season — is once more a Super Bowl champion. The Broncos have beaten the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.

The game fell well short of a quarterback duel, though. Again, it was the Denver defense that led the way, harassing Cam Newton, forcing turnover after turnover and even tacking on a score of their own.

This post is about to recommend that you read two fairly long stories about Polish politics.

It's worth it, I promise. They offer twin views on a story that's not just important geopolitically — it's fascinating on a human level.

Here's how The Guardian opens its examination of the mysterious crash that has reshaped the Polish psyche — not to mention Poland's government:

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