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Russia, U.S. Seek To Resolve Friction On Adoptions

Foreign adoptions are a hot-button issue in Russia; some Russian officials have even called for a ban. Despite the political sensitivity, Russia and the U.S. are working out an agreement designed to improve the adoption process for prospective parents and children.
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Notre Dame Tries For Undfeated Season

Notre Dame is one win away from playing for the Bowl Championship Series title. Alabama and Georgia are not far behind, needing two victories to move into BCS title territory. Linda Wertheimer talks to Chris Dufresne, he covers college football for the Los Angeles Times, about all the BCS possibilities this weekend.
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Post Card Takes 69 Years To Reach Its Destination

The postcard begins "Dear Pauline and Theresa, we arrived safe." But the news was out of date. It was sent from Rockford, Ill., but the card took nearly 70 to reach Elmira, New York.
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Why 'Black Friday' Has Dark Roots

Retailers say the day after Thanksgiving is when they start making profits and heading into the black. But the term has a long history predating the shopping bonanza — nearly all of it negative.
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How To Oust A Congressman, SuperPAC-Style

Think superPACs were a waste of wealthy donors' money this election season? Consider how New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's superPAC was able to help engineer an upset in one congressional race outside Los Angeles.
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Cuomo, Christie And Building Consensus

Gov. Chris Christie is defending local tax increases and major federal investments, despite his tough talk on spending. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is courting the spotlight as he calls for billions of dollars from Washington to rebuild. The Republican and Democrat will have to find consensus on the plan for rebuilding — together and with a divided Congress.
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A Father Remembers The Son He Lost To War

Gordon Bolar knew he couldn't talk his son Matthew out of joining the military, because "he was a young man who knew what he wanted to do." So, Matthew "served his country, and that was his highest calling," and his father pays tribute to that every day.
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Remembering A Father And Connecting Generations

As part of StoryCorp's National Day of Listening, Tell Me More invited NPR President and CEO Gary Knell to talk about his father, the late David Knell, who was an Army officer in Texas during World War II.

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