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Week In Politics: Presidential Debate, Jobs Report

Melissa Block 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 week's presidential debate and the new jobs report.
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For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious'

Ken Rensink was 19 when he was disabled in a car accident. After 15 years out of the workforce, he decided to devote himself to teaching special education. He's now been at it for more than a decade. "I'm trying to help create folks who will not get rolled by life," he says.
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Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe)

From Earth, lifeless Mars can seem like a serene and boring planet. However, scientists noticed some little black dots in a satellite image of the Martian sand that may hint at an exciting, explosive geography.
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Do You Know Where Your Children Are? Is That Always A Good Thing?

Decades ago, kids were encouraged to play outside and explore the outdoors. Nowadays, protective parents have reined in their children, leading to strictly structured (and supervised) playtime. The kids don't seem to be fighting it, but do these new rules stymie childhood creativity?
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Jimmy Hoffa: Still Searching. Still Waiting.

"What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?" is one of the great persisting questions of the past generation. The latest tip has lead to a spot under a driveway outside Detroit, in the long search for the former teamster union head.
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Week In Politics: U.N. General Assembly, Debates

Melissa Block 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 upcoming presidential debates, the UN General Assembly, and the return of the NFL's regular refs.
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NewsPoet: Philip Schultz Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Philip Schultz. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.

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