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Gasoline Prices Expected To Start Dropping

Average prices for regular gasoline in the U.S. have risen about 50 cents a gallon since July. But as the summer driving season ends and demand declines, prices likely will begin to fall. By November, the national average is expected to be around $3.50 a gallon.
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Activists Make Push To Get IDs To Pa. Voters

Earlier this summer, Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court upheld the state's polarizing voter identification law. With Election Day nearing, the state's Supreme Court is considering a challenge to that decision. But voting rights activists are taking no chances, and are now trying to put a million photo ID cards in the hands of residents.
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Rabbi Shmuley Wants To Bring Shalom To The House

Until a few weeks ago, no one took Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's campaign for Congress seriously — not even the Republican National Committee. But then a superPAC created to support Shmuely received $500,000 from billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Now, the RNC believes the ultra-orthodox rabbi might have a shot.
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Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
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No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Continue Strike

The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.
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Reenacting Antietam: Fighting As Family Once Did

Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest battles of any war. At the battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., some of those reenacting the battle have family members who were there for this pivotal moment in history.
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What To Watch For In Race For Hispanic Vote

Both parties seem to agree the Latino vote will be crucial in the upcoming election. The population is growing rapidly, and Latino voters can mean the difference in several states. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Ken Rudin about the importance of this constituency.
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Reading The Baseball Tea Leaves

Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his analysis of unusual baseball statistics, ahead of playoff season.
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Homestead Act Sewed Its Way Into U.S. Fabric

The Homestead Act was born during troubled times in American History. It was passed during the Civil War, but just barely. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Jonathan Earle, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, about the act and its implications.

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