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Protesters Occupy Vacant Franklin School

Several protesters were arrested during an Occupy D.C.-inspired demonstration in an abandoned city-owned building.

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Border-Town Factories Give Manufacturers An Edge

The U.S.-Mexico border region could be the key to rejuvenating manufacturing in North America. Business are betting that quick delivery times and agile, streamlined companies will have a competitive advantage over Asian firms.
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Supercommittee Deal Prospects Appear To Fade

The bipartisan supercommittee enters the final weekend prior to its Nov. 23 deadline with little tangible progress to show for over two months of work. NPR's Andrea Seabrook tells guest host Linda Wertheimer that several of its members are huddling in Washington this weekend, trying to come up with a way to reduce the government's budget deficit.
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Europe Overthrows Politicians For Technocrats

The European debt crisis has driven politicians in Italy and Greece to turn to technocrats for leadership. What exactly is a technocrat? Will they be the silver bullets needed to help lift Europe out of its economic quagmire? Guest host Linda Wertheimer gets some answers from political scientists.
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'Is Europe Over?': A Look At The Region's Fate

Forecasts from the European Union suggest the 17-nation euro zone could be facing possible recession next year. Some analysts are considering the possible collapse of the euro zone. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies about the precarious future of a unified Europe.
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In Budget Crisis, Some Easy Targets For Defense Cuts

The Pentagon and its growing budget is on the supercommittee's radar as it looks to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion. At half the federal government's budget, it's not hard to see why, so which cuts might bleed the least?
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Are Candidates Selling Their Ideas Or Their Books?

If a candidate has written a book — like Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann — the campaign trail presents many opportunities to promote it. These candidate books are a time-honored tradition: The all-time sales champ is Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope.
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McDonnell Wraps Up India Trade Trip

Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia's trade agreements with India could be a boost to the state.

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Toast Sandwich Is Cheap And Easy But Is It Good?

In these hard times, Britain's Royal Academy of Chemistry has come up with the cheapest meal of all: a toast sandwich. They found the recipe in the Victorian bestseller: Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. It's a piece of toast between two buttered slices of bread and costs 12 cents to make.

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