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Was Unlimited Cash Over-Hyped In Election 2012?

The 2012 election was the first since the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United and the most expensive in U.S. history. But not much changed. Host Michel Martin discusses the impact of unlimited cash with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Woman In Petraeus Affair Spoke About Having Access To Classified Information

Paula Broadwell wrote a biography of Petraeus. She is also a major in the Army Reserve who focuses on counterterrorism issues and has access to some secret information. Broadwell and Petraeus have reportedly told investigators he did not give her any classified information.
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In Indianapolis, Search For Answers Continues After Massive Explosion

At least two people were killed Saturday when a blast rocked a neighborhood. More than 30 homes were damaged or destroyed. About 200 people are now homeless. Authorities do not think a bomb or meth lab explosion was responsible, but have not pinpointed the cause.
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Petraeus Affair: Lawmakers Want To Know Why They Weren't Told

While FBI agents reportedly uncovered the CIA director's extramarital affair during the summer, no one outside the Justice Department was told until he resigned on Friday. Investigators did not think the affair had compromised national security, news outlets report.
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Who Gets The Blame For The Romney Loss? The Tea Party Has A Theory

The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.

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Washington Surprised By News Of Petraeus Affair

Officials in Washington are still trying to make sense of the sudden resignation last week of CIA Director David Petraeus. More details are emerging about the extramarital affair that brought Petraeus down. It came to light following an FBI investigation, which was not focused originally on the CIA director but soon led to him.
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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
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Still Without Power, Long Islanders Grow Weary

At last count, some 120,000 Long Island households are starting their third week without electricity following Superstorm Sandy. The possibility of spending Thanksgiving in the dark has boiled anger to new heights. Charles Lane from member station WSHU found out.
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For Some Sandy Victims, Their Car Is All That's Left

Jim O'Grady of member station WNYC visits with a man who lost his home on Staten Island to Hurricane Sandy. He now has no place to live, and when he can't find a place with friends he's been sleeping in his car.

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