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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama takes his new economic message on the road. The U.S. Senate passes a student loan bill. And New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner faces another sexting scandal. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Will Anthony Weiner's latest sexting scandal hurt his New York City mayoral run, while helping Eliot Spitzer in the citywide comptroller's race? Jeff Mason of Reuters says Weiner and his wife made a choice to let the scandal be a news story. NPR's Ron Elving invoked a joke from "The Colbert Report" about why Spitzer didn't employ more "self-comptrol."

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'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

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From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

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