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Japan tries to spark economy

Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso announced a stimulus package today worth about 50 billion dollars. Part of the plan is to give the average Japanese family about 600 dollars in spending money.

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U.S. election system unique

Host Lisa Mullins speaks to Sandy Maisel of Colby College. Professor Maisel has studied electoral systems around the globe and tells us that few countries are envious of how Americans choose their leaders.

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Obama as political cartoon

Patrick Chappatte is a political cartoonist for the International Herald Tribune. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about the challenges in drawing President-elect Barak Obama.

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Obama's promise to veterans

President-elect Obama promised to help veterans. As Senator he co-sponsored the new GI Bill, and during the presidential campaign he promised more efficient delivery of government benefits.

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Priorities for next Attorney General

Washington attorney Eric Holder appears likely to be the nominee for Attorney General. If he does get the job, he's in for a challenge in remaking a Justice Department whose reputation has been badly tarnished. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.