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Week In Politics: Sandy And Election Day

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the new jobs report, the political impact of superstorm Sandy and Election Day.
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Even Americans Find Some Britishisms 'Spot On'

Adding a foreign word to your vocabulary is like adding foreign attire to your wardrobe. Sometimes you do it because it's practical and sometimes just because you think it looks cool. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says Americans' use of "spot on" falls somewhere between affectation and flash.
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The American Pastime Fades In Popularity

As baseball declines in popularity, football continues to rise. Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the switch from baseball to football as America's favorite sport.
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Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History

NPR's Jacki Lyden grew up with the Bark River in her backyard. She left the Wisconsin waterway unexplored, until recently. Floating down the river in a canoe with a historian, Lyden discovered a story that stretches from the Ice Age and the Black Hawk War to churning 19th-century mills.
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Week In Politics: Economy, Foreign Policy

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney and President Obama's positions on the economy and foreign policy. They also cover racial divisions in the election.
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'Middlesteins' Digs Into The Dark Side Of Food

A few years ago, you might not have thought that something as basic as the food we eat would become trendy. But that's what's happened. Now a new novel takes on the subject of appetite and excess. Author Meg Wolitzer says The Middlesteins, by Jami Attenberg, is worth picking up.
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A Decade Later, Sniper Attacks' Unexpected Lessons

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks, a look at what the investigation revealed about racial stereotypes a decade ago.

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