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FIRST LOOK: TSA exploring ‘G-rated’ body scanner

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

Welcome to First Look, a daily roundup of early-bird news and a preview of what's to come:

• In a global survey of children in poverty, kids stressed the importance of education. (Time)

• Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hits back at critics of his stimulus tactics. (AP)

• The Transportation Safety Administration is exploring a more G-rated body scanner that would just show a "stick figure" image. (ABC News)

• Some shoppers don't care that their reusable bags may have dangerous levels of lead. (AP)

• China may adopt a cap and trade system to cut emissions. (Bloomberg)

• The poverty rate in the United States is at its highest level in 50 years. (The Washington Post)

• Twenty-seven workers are missing after a mine exploded in New Zealand. (CNN)

• Congress failed to extend jobless benefits to the unemployed yesterday, even as it appears increasingly likely lawmakers will extend tax cuts for the nation's wealthiest families. (Wall Street Journal)

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