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Obama Presses Lawmakers For Authorization On Syria

President Obama ratchets up pressure on lawmakers to support his request for limited U.S. military strikes in Syria. He addresses the American public Tuesday night.
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Football Fan Dies At Candlestick Park

An unidentified man fell to his death Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers' home opener. Witnesses say the man appeared to be intoxicated. The same day, a railing collapsed at the Colts' game in Indianapolis, injuring two fans.
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Hired Hog Trapper Has Three Years To Clean Out Dallas

Feral hogs have been a growing problem in Texas for years now. The 300-pound animals contaminate the water and ruin the parks, so Dallas is bringing in Osvaldo Rojas to keep the city pig-free.
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Michigan Beats Notre Dame, Plays 'Chicken Dance' Song

Last night's college football game between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame was the final match-up between the longtime rivals to be played in Ann Arbor for a while. And Notre Dame's looming suspension of the teams' long-time rivalry inspired a unique musical choice.
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Wrestling Gets A New Hold On Olympics, Avoids Being Cut

In a vote held Sunday, the International Olympic Committee chose wrestling over squash and a combined bid from baseball and softball to be part of the 2020 and 2024 Olympics. Wrestling had been eliminated from the permanent roster of sports earlier this year.
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Man, 107, Dies In Shootout With Police

Monroe Isadore held off Arkansas police after being accused of aggravated assault. He reportedly died after exchanging fire with a SWAT team.
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Congress Votes This Week On Military Action In Syria

President Obama will argue his case to the nation Tuesday evening that the U.S. should make a retaliatory strike in Syria, and the Senate is set to vote on his resolution Wednesday. Host Rachel Martin talks with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, who has not decided which way he will vote.
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Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

Snowshoe hares rely on camouflage, turning white in the winter to match the snow, and then turning brown for the summer. But a changing climate could mean fewer days with snow on the ground, and more days when they're visible to prey.
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The Internal Debates That We Don't See

It might seem that members of minority groups never call out other members of the groups they belong to. But that's because we don't often hear each other's conversations.
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E-Cigarettes May Match The Patch In Helping Smokers Quit

An experiment to test the value of e-cigarettes as a quitting aid found them as good as the nicotine patch, but there weren't enough people in the study to say they're a good bet for quitting. Public health officials worry that e-cigarettes will encourage tobacco use.

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