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Service Members Keep Promises, Even If Congress Doesn't

As the shutdown drags on, many Americans are wondering whether the federal government will meet its obligations, and services for military veterans are a particular cause for concern. Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about the promises the nation has made to service members — and those they've made to each other — in her 'Can I Just Tell You?' essay.
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Govt. Shutdown 'Wake-Up Call' To Native Americans

Native American tribes often rely on their relationship with federal agencies to keep themselves afloat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tara Gatewood, host of the public radio show Native America Today, about how the government shutdown affects Native Americans. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax also joins the conversation.
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Meet Dave, A 19-Year-Old Craft Beer With A $2,000 Price Tag

The brewery that makes Dave is donating some of the proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind. But buyers who shell out the $2,000 are likely in it for more than the goodwill. There's a lot of hype around Dave.
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Boston School Bus Drivers Back Behind The Wheel After Strike

About 600 drivers went on strike Tuesday, leaving 30,000 students to find their own way to school.
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Top Stories: Nobel In Chemistry; Yellen Gets Nod As Fed Chair

Also: Boehner says short-term shutdown deal would be 'unconditional surrender" and U.S. to cut some military aid to Egypt.
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All Talk And No Do: Latest On The Shutdown And Debt Ceiling

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner trade barbs, while some federal employees considered "essential" are working without a paycheck.
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Starbucks Offers A Free Cup Of Coffee With A Condition

In these divisive times, CEO Howard Shultz is urging people to talk to one another. Starbucks is offering free coffee if you buy someone else a coffee. Think of it as subsidized conversation.
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Chicago Company Aims To Popularize Electric Unicycle

Commute Connect wants the self-balancing, one-wheeled device to become a trend in the U.S. It's already popular overseas. The company's president has been riding around Chicago to drum up interest.
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Wednesday Morning Political Mix

President Obama is expected to name Janet Yellen to be the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve... Some Senate Democrats are warning they might have to go "nuclear" on the debt-ceiling... Piecemeal reopening of federal agencies would leave vast parts of the government closed.
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Obama, Boehner Stake Out Positions On Shutdown

President Obama made his case for reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling at a White House news conference Tuesday afternoon. It was his first news conference in several weeks. House Speaker John Boehner spoke at the Capitol for about five minutes.

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