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Campaigns Prepare For Highly Anticipated Debates

Wednesday, President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will face each other on the same stage for the first time. It will be one of three opportunities before the election. It could be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to sway voters who haven't yet made up their mind. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro, who have been on the trail with the Romney and Obama campaigns.
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Another Big Supreme Court Term On The Docket

A new Supreme Court term opens Monday. Hot-button issues that could come up include affirmative action, same-sex marriage and voting rights. Host Rachel Martin previews what's ahead with NPR's Nina Totenberg.
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Candidates Push For Colo. To Swing In Their Favor

Colorado is one of a handful of battleground states which could tip this year's election. President Obama won the state in 2008, but polls suggest a tighter contest this election year. Host Rachel Martin talks with Judy Strogoff, editor-publisher of The Colorado Statesman, a weekly nonpartisan political paper based in Denver.
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Ohio County A Historic Predictor Of State's Vote

President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney barnstormed Ohio this week. And both candidates also held rallies in or near Wood County, which has picked the winner in all but one presidential election since 1960.
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What Winning The 'Catholic Vote' Means Today

Catholics used to reliably side with Democrats, in large part because of the labor union movement. But after a century of integration, the group started to look like the rest of the American constituency. But out of this population, two new voting blocs have emerged — with more reliable preferences.
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Former 'New York Times' Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Dies At 86

The New York Times prospered under Sulzberger's guidance, leading the way in financially difficult times through innovation and savvy management. Under Sulzberger, the paper added sections and editions, won 31 Pulitzer prizes, and played a historic role in defending the First Amendment.
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A Dip Into The Annals Of Presidential Debates

The first in a series of presidential debates is coming up on Wednesday. Host Scott Simon talks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about some of the lesser known facts of presidential debates of the past.
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Sports: The Refs Are Back And Who's At Bat

Host Scott Simon talks about the end of the NFL referee lockout and the end of the regular baseball season with Howard Bryant of ESPN.
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Must See? A Car Chase On Fox Prompts Apology

On Fox News Friday afternoon, viewers were presented with a police chase. In the end the suspected car-jacker appears to shoot himself. Fox issued an apology for airing the scene. NPR's David Folkenflik reports on the perils of live coverage.
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Scramble For Ohio Has High Stakes For Romney

Every four years the Presidential campaigns roll into Ohio. This year, the stakes are especially high for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney because no Republican has ever won the White House without a victory in Ohio. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.

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