Legal Docket, the “valley-girl” dialect, Dollars and Sense
Today’s news and legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard talks about marriage confusion in Utah, plus: a report on a possible new American-English dialect, Dollars and Sense with Warren Cole Smith, and more
Nuclear deal: Iran has agreed to start eliminating some of its enriched uranium and to not use any new centrifuges, which is necessary in enriching the uranium. In return, the west will start easing sanctions.
Poverty: President Obama is now tackling the issue of poverty. From the White House, the president announced what he calls Promise Zones, specific poverty-plagued areas of the country targeted for federal dollars and programs to help the poor.
Traffic jam: On ABC This Week, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger said New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s handling of his unfolding scandal has stood in stark contrast to the president’s handling of numerous scandals.
Legal Docket: Marriage confusion in Utah
Legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard discusses the questions in Utah surrounding whether a judge can rule that marriage is limited to one man and one woman.
Valley-girl speak: Now an American-English dialect?
Michael Cochrane reports on recent research on “uptalk”—a speech pattern that uses rising inflections at the end of statements, not just at the end of questions. Read a summary of a paper on uptalk presented at last month’s meeting the Acoustical Society of America.
Stocks drift, Congress debates another extension of unemployment benefits
Warren Cole Smith covers the money beat for WORLD News Group. Read his weekly online column, “Dollars and Sense.”