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Border Patrol Agent's Death May Have Been Accidental

The FBI says there are strong preliminary indications that the killing of a Border Patrol agent earlier this week was accidental. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Ted Robbins about the ongoing investigation of the shooting along the Arizona-Mexico border.
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Big Bird Makes A Campaign Appearance

The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
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Meningitis Outbreak Update: List Of Hospitals Released

The government has named 75 medical facilities that received a potentially contaminated drug suspected of infecting 47 patients with meningitis nationwide.
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Border Patrol Agent Was Probably Killed By Friendly Fire, FBI Says

Law enforcement officials said there's a possibility the agents fired at each other thinking others were firing on them.
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U.S. Speedskater Tampered With Rival's Skate

U.S. Speedskating is expected to reveal the results of an investigation into allegations of abuse and sabotage involving coaches on the Olympic short track team. The group may also reveal proposed punishments for the accused coaches and world and national champion Simon Cho, who has admitted to tampering with another skater's blade at an international meet last year. Cho says he was badgered by a coach to sabotage the skate. Melissa Block talks to Howard Berkes.
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Apprenticeship, Social Support Keys In Job Training

What works, and what doesn't in terms of job training? Many programs lack funding, but there are some formulas that can work.
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Terrorism Suspects Face Extradition To U.S.

Britain's High Court ruled that five terror suspects, including radical preacher Abu Hamza, can be extradited immediately to the United States. The five suspects have fought for years to avoid facing charges in the U.S.
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U.S. Unemployment Drop Sharper Than Expected

The latest jobs report from the government showed a surprisingly large decline in the unemployment rate. It fell to 7.8 percent, its lowest point in three and a half years. The decline was big enough to draw skepticism about the validity of the report.
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Romney Brushes Off Positive Unemployment News

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Virginia and Florida on Friday.

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