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School Technology: Pros Outweigh Cons?

As kids across the country start another school year, they might find tablet computers in their bags along with those books and binders. Host Michel Martin speaks with former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein. He's now the CEO of Amplify, the education division of News Corp.
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Is A Government Shutdown Good For Anyone?

Congress could be steering the country towards the first government shutdown since the Clinton administration. Host Michel Martin speaks with columnist Joe Davidson of The Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, about the budget battle and what a potential shutdown could mean.
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To Succeed At Breast-Feeding, Most New Moms Could Use Help

Almost all new mothers have trouble breast-feeding in the first week with their babies. The early problems, such as pain, were also the ones most likely to cause the women to give up on breast-feeding earlier than doctors recommend.
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U.S. Team Sails Back From Brink In America's Cup

Last week, it looked bleak for defending champion Oracle Team USA, but flukey wind and better tactics have kept them in the running against Emirates Team New Zealand.
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Monday News Clips: What We're Reading

The looming federal government shutdown and efforts to defund Obamacare are capturing political headlines Monday morning.
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Boston Police Chief Is Stepping Down

Edward Davis became known nationally as he led his department's response to the Boston Marathon bombings. He says that after seven years in the job, it's time for him to move on. The first opportunity he may take advantage of is a fellowship at Harvard.
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$3.9 Billion U.S. Defense Contract Includes Missiles For UAE

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a rich military contract to Lockheed Martin, agreeing to pay more than $3.9 billion for a missile-defense system. The deal calls for a maximum of 110 high-altitude interceptor missiles and 192 versions of the missiles for export to the United Arab Emirates.
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Reports: Two Arrests In Chicago Shooting That Wounded 13

The attack at a park in the city's South Side last Thursday sparked outrage. Among those injured: a 3-year-old boy. He's recovering from a bullet wound to his head.
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Pirate Gathering In Virginia Doesn't Come Close To Record

Thousands of scallywags in costume turned up at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va. They wanted to break the Guinness record for largest pirate gathering. They fell short and may try again next year.
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Banned Books Week Highlights What's Taken Out At Schools

This week, booksellers and writers highlight works removed from schools and libraries. Among the banned books is Toni Morrison's Beloved which gets removed for explicit content. Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is targeted for racial issues.

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