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Week In News: Previewing The First Debate

So far in this presidential campaign, the two main contestants have managed to keep details of their plans for the White House remarkably vague. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about what he'd like to hear once they share the same stage at the first debate.
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Worries At Home From Anti-American Protests

The protests against an anti-Islam movie made in the U.S. are expected to continue for a while. How concerned is the Obama administration about political fallout at home? Plus, what's the impact of early and absentee votes on November's presidential election?
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Week In News: A Tense Week For Israel And U.S.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C., but instead of sitting down with President Obama, he'll sit down with NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about Israel's relationship with this White House.
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Can Marriage Save Single Mothers From Poverty?

New census figures showing a link between single motherhood and poverty have some analysts touting marriage as a cure. But others say there are additional economic factors to consider.
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Week In News: The Post-Convention Push

As the effect of the Republican and Democratic conventions fades, the two campaigns are kicking into high gear. Mitt Romney has refocused efforts on Latinos, and there are no more questions about Bill Clinton's support for Obama. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks conventions, ads and money with The Atlantic's Jim Fallows.
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Republicans Or Democrats: The Choice Comes Down To Competing Myths

At their conventions, the parties presented varying visions of America — as an entrepreneurial paradise where hard work, innovation and prudence are all that matters, and as a communitarian paradise where racial, national and religious differences are subsumed in a surge of shared success. Voters must decide which resonates most and why.

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