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Planning For A Sustainable Mississippi River

The Mississippi River anchors one of the world's largest watersheds and is a vital waterway for transporting coal, grain and construction materials to domestic and foreign markets. Millions rely on the river for drinking water, and it is a rich fish and wildlife habitat and resource for recreation.
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Chick-fil-A Chief: 'We Support Biblical Families'

Dan Cathy gave an Atlanta TV station some of his first comments since his outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage created controversy over the summer.
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Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class

Smartphones and tablets can be a big distraction to students, but some schools are embracing these Internet-ready mobile devices as tools for learning. Bring-your-own-device policies have benefits in the classroom, but there are drawbacks, too.
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Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

You don't have to own a vineyard to enjoy homemade wine. For fun or family tradition, home winemakers take pride in making a bottle that can't be found on grocery store shelves.
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Romney, Obama Have Parallel Points On The Economy

President Obama and Mitt Romney both have plans to rebuild America's economy. They talk about them on the stump every day, but they sound surprisingly similar for two men who disagree about so much.
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Report Slams Counterterrorism 'Fusion Centers'

After a two-year investigation, a Senate report released Wednesday criticizes the Department of Homeland Security's "fusion centers" as ineffective, expensive, and encroaching on civil liberties. The centers were created after Sept. 11 to improve communication between federal counter-terrorism agents and state and local law enforcement. A department spokesman called the report flawed.
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Is There Still A Place For Affirmative Action In 2012?

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in its first case examining affirmative action since 2003. We're asking listeners for their thoughts on whether affirmative action remains relevant today. Is there still a place for affirmative action in 2012, and why? Contact us here, and be sure to put "affirmative action" in the subject line.
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2012 Already A Record Year For Political Ads

A new analysis shows that the Obama campaign continues to have superiority over the Romney campaign and its allies when it comes to TV ads. The report also finds that political ads are the most negative since 2000, and that the leading advertiser in congressional races is Karl Rove's tax-exempt group Crossroads GPS.
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Stage Set For First Presidential Debate In Denver

Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish from Denver to talk about Wednesday's presidential debate and the stakes for the candidates.

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