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Mexico's Presidential Election

Mexicans went to the polls yesterday to choose a new president. The official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto. A win for the former governor of the state of Mexico marks a return to power for the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Known as the PRI, it controlled Mexico's presidency for more than 70 years until the election of Vicente Fox in 2000. Some fear the PRI’s re-emergence will bring a return of corruption and patronage to national politics. Issues facing the new president include a continuing drug war and sputtering economy. Diane and her guests discuss the outcome of the Mexico presidential election.

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Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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