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Colorado Voters Cite Immigration As A Hot Button Issue

Monday, November 03, 2014

Colorado is the scene of a close Senate race — one of several that may decide control of the chamber. That's why NPR's Steve Inskeep traveled to the flatlands around Denver to knock on voters' doors.

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Morning Edition

Sen. Mitch McConnell Has More Than Most Riding On Midterm Elections

Monday, November 03, 2014

If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity has been sagging.

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Morning Edition

Obama's Low Approval Rating Casts Shadow Over Democratic Races

Monday, November 03, 2014

President Obama rallied supporters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The last-minute swing was unusual for a president who's kept a relatively low profile on the campaign trail this year.

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AP: No-Fly Zone In Ferguson Meant To Keep Media Out

Sunday, November 02, 2014

During the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., this August, police requested a no-fly zone in the area. Audio recordings show those restrictions were aimed at news helicopters, The Associated Press reports.

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From Bad To Worse: A Tough Day For The Washington Redskins

Sunday, November 02, 2014

It began with a bus crash and protests over the team's name and ended with a 29-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Kipsang has also won in Berlin and London in just over a year. Keitany, a one-time London Marathon champ, was running in her first 26.2-miler since giving birth in 2012.

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Ga. Senate Race Is Surprisingly — And Expensively — Close

Sunday, November 02, 2014

With control of the Senate up for grabs, Democrats are pinning their hopes on a seat in Georgia. Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is neck-and-neck with Republican David Perdue.

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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

Sunday, November 02, 2014

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.

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Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

Sunday, November 02, 2014

As using egg donors becomes more common, women are more likely to choose donors based on smarts and athletic skill rather than trying to have a child who will look like just them.

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5 Things To Know About The 2014 Midterm Election

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The balance of power in the House and Senate could be upended with Tuesday's vote. We break down some of the key themes and offer a few predictions.

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All Things Considered

Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.

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All Things Considered

Millennials Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Cohabitation

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Millennials are more likely to live with the person they're dating than previous generations were — it's practically a rite of passage. So what does that means for their relationships?

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All Things Considered

Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Slow-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano is stalled near the village of Pahoa in Hawaii. One volcanologist says redirecting the flow might be feasible, but would carry political and cultural risks.

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All Things Considered

Woman In Street Harassment Video: 'I Do Not Feel Safe Right Now'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Actress Shoshana Roberts says she has received several violent threats because of her role in a widely-watched anti-street harassment PSA. Still, she says, she doesn't regret raising the issue.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.

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In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Colony Is Saved From City Sprawl

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.

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In Texas, A Down-Ballot Race With Big Consequences

Saturday, November 01, 2014

National attention has focused on the governor's race but the election for the office below it could be even more important for the future of Texas politics.

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Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.

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At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

Saturday, November 01, 2014

When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.

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Dreaming Up Ways To Use Fall Back's Extra Hour

Saturday, November 01, 2014

As Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time returns, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about that extra hour, and the different ways we might best put it to use. What will you do with it?

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