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Suspensions Of New Orleans Football Players Lifted

Robert Siegel talks with Mike Pesca about Friday's ruling that went against the NFL in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. An arbitration panel overturned the league's suspension of four players, while leaving the suspension of coaches intact.
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Beard-Cutting Trial Focuses New Attention On Amish

A curious legal case is playing out in a Cleveland courtroom. Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group are charged with attacking spiritual transgressors by cutting off their beards. The trial has brought international news coverage to the Amish --- a reclusive population better known as a quaint tourist attraction. So far testimony has mixed allegations of sex and interstate crime, with the religious significance of facial hair.
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Russia Talk Throws DNC And RNC Back To Cold War

Robert Siegel speaks with Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs magazine, about Russia. Speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions brought up America's relations with the country.
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New Unemployment Report Weaker Than Expected

The jobs report released Friday morning came in weaker than expected. Employers added 96,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate did fall to 8.1 percent, but that was because so many people left the workforce.
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A Few 'Baloney' Facts In Biden, Obama's Speeches

Melissa Block talks to Robert Farley, deputy managing editor of FactCheck.org, to truth squad some of the comments made Thursday night by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Obama Administration: 'Recovery Has Been Resilient'

Robert Siegel talks to Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, about Friday's new jobs report. It was weaker than expected, with only 96,000 jobs added to payrolls.
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Obama, Romney Spin New Jobs Report Differently

With the conventions over and the latest jobs report out, both President Obama and Mitt Romney were on the road Friday. Mr. Obama began in New Hampshire and ended in Iowa, and his Republican challenger did just the opposite.
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Organic Food Study May Not Change Consumer Habits

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at more 200 other studies on the health properties and benefits of organic foods — and found no clear benefit. But what do consumers think? In the wake of this news, Deena Prichep talked to shoppers about their organic produce purchasing, the reasons behind the choices they make, and how the news will change the way they spend their money.
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U.S. Adds Haqqani Network To Terrorism Blacklist

The U.S. has decided to add one of the main Afghan insurgent groups to its terrorism list. The decision targets the Haqqani network, which has staged many attacks on Western interests in Afghanistan from its bases in northwestern Pakistan. The State Department announcement could also affect relations with Pakistan.
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Paralympic Archer Without Arms Wins Silver Medal

Melissa Block speaks with Matt Stutzman, a U.S. athlete born without arms who won a silver medal in archery at this year's Paralympic Games in London. Holding the bow with his feet, he beat out competitors in wheelchairs who had the use of their arms.

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