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Ross and Burbank

January 2, 2013 - Hour: 2

Originally aired: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

While the tax package that Congress passed will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That's because the legislation didn't prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. // SPD has the fourth most Twitter followers of any city in the country. But critics of the department say some of the humor is misplaced. Two Greenwich Village residents were arrested this weekend after the NYPD discovered a stash of high-powered explosives and other weapons in their apartment. // ROSS COLORED GLASSES: The newspaper in New York that published the names and addresses of gun owners has reportedly hired armed guards after an avalanche of negative calls and letters. // Scientists have found that the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full after fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, is consumed. // A teenager in California has been suspended and faces possible expulsion for a poem she wrote about the Newtown school shooting. Courtni Webb says she wrote the poem to express her belief that people act violently when they feel helpless.

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