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Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.
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Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

The sky was full of wonders this week, NPR's Scott Simon muses, as a spacecraft landed on a comet and two window washers were rescued 69 stories above the streets at the new One World Trade Center.
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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.
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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.
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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.
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'Godfather' Mansion For Sale In Staten Island

The mansion featured in the The Godfather is on the market for nearly $3 million. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Joseph Profaci, the realtor who is selling the house.
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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.
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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.
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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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