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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

Monday, September 29, 2014

Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.

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WNYC News

Manhattan DA Says Three Lawyers Bribed Court Employee

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Investigators say the lawyers paid the court official up to $40,000 to hand out business cards to arrestees in the county.

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PRI's The World

Turkey's Kurds are outraged that they're being prevented from fighting ISIS in Syria

Monday, September 29, 2014

Turkey has shut its border with Syria, near a Kurdish village at risk of being overrun by ISIS. Turkish Kurds are desperate to cross and help fellow their Kurds in Syria.

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PRI's The World

America greets India's Prime Minister like a rock star, if a controversial one

Monday, September 29, 2014

The new prime minister got a hero's welcome in New York City. But outside the event, many worried about his connection to Hindu nationalist groups.

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Schoolbook

Solar Schools: NYC Invests $28M in Rooftop Panels

Monday, September 29, 2014

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New York City is taking a "rooftop" down approach to fighting greenhouse gas emissions.
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PRI's The World

Hong Kong has grabbed headlines around the world — except in Beijing

Monday, September 29, 2014

There might have been a lot of coverage of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but the story barely made a blip in mainland China. Chinese government officials have tightly controlled reporting from Hong Kong, and even blocked Instagram for the first time.

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The Takeaway

Uighur Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the life sentence handed down to Uighur Leader Ilham Tohti, many say the ethnic minority group has now lost the voice of the movement.

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The Takeaway

What's The Best Way to Combat Terrorism?

Monday, September 29, 2014

As the U.S. fights ISIS in Syria, it seems likely that we're helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the process. Is there a better way to combat terrorism?

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The Takeaway

India's Controversial Leader Gets Rock Star Treatment in U.S.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a five-day visit to the U.S. with a sold-out appearance at Madison Square Garden. 

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The Takeaway

Illinois Governor's Race May Turn Blue State Red

Monday, September 29, 2014

In Illinois, the race for governor is one of the hottest in the nation. A GOP businessman takes on the Democratic incumbent, whose unpopularity may turn the traditionally blue state red.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito on Fund for Unaccompanied Minors

Monday, September 29, 2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito discusses the new public/private fund for unaccompanied minors facing deportation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (1989): "The End of History"

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show looks back on 1989 and the end of the Cold War.

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WNYC News

Indian Prime Minister Holds Court at Madison Square Garden

Monday, September 29, 2014

After being banned from the U.S. for 10 years, the Indian Prime Minister made a triumphant touchdown in New York, addressing thousands of supporters at Madison Square Garden.

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Morning Edition

In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

Monday, September 29, 2014

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Demanding Democracy, Disappearing Bees, and Careers in Tech

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Takeaway examines pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the mystery behind colony collapse disorder, and evolving careers in technology.

WNYC News

Pro and Anti-Astorino Sides Trade Shots on Affordable Housing

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Critics say Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is keeping affordable housing out of white, wealthy areas, while he decries a federal takeover of local zoning.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

Sunday, September 28, 2014

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.

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WNYC News

Governor Cuomo Agrees to Upstate and Downstate Debates

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The two debates would take place in mid-October, but Republican challenger Rob Astorino has yet to commit to them.

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All Things Considered

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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