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Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"We don't see foreign policy events, the crisis in the Middle East, even border security here at home appearing in campaign ads to nearly the same degree," says one political ad expert.

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The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.

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Rhode Island Sets November Matchup For Governor

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.

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All Things Considered

Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra โ€” 16 Years On

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Longer lives means more decades of intimacy. Drugs that help male physiology match desire have affected more than just the body, men who take these pills say.

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Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco's Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

San Francisco is one of many U.S. cities rolling out incentives to grow food on unused land. But some San Franciscans argue that land should be used to address the acute affordable housing shortage.

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All Things Considered

McCaskill Criticizes Programs That Supply Military Equipment To Police

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Federal programs that give or pay for military-grade equipment for local police departments are coming under new scrutiny from the Senate Homeland Security panel.

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Ray Rice Case Could Open 'National Discussion' On Domestic Violence

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The NFL has issued a new policy on domestic violence, following the organization's much criticized handling of the Ray Rice case.

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U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.

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All Things Considered

State Department's Anti-ISIS Videos Compete For Recruits' Attention

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Farah Pandith about the effectiveness of the State Department's anti-ISIS videos.

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When Scientists Give Up

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

They were talented, idealistic risk-takers on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk-takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.

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Cantor Brings Congressional Connections To Wall Street Job

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a primary challenger in June, it was one of the biggest political upsets in years. But Cantor quickly found work with a New York investment bank, which said it was hiring him to provide "strategic guidance."

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Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.

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Marriage Of 96-Year-Old Woman Raises Legal Questions

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The family of 96-year-old Edith Hill in Alexandria, Va., says her sudden marriage to 95-year-old Eddie Harrison puts her estate into question.

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Morning Edition

Human Candidate Runs In N.H. Primary

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

David Montenegro made news in 2012 when he officially changed his name to Human. He's now a Democratic candidate in Tuesday's New Hampshire in a challenge to represent the 22nd District.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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1 Year After Colo. Flooding, Communities Will Never Be The Same

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.

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Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract.

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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Americans generally agree that too much money is spent running for office. The Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that, but it's not likely to ultimately pass.

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