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Philadelphia Schools: Another Year, Another Budget Crisis

The city's public schools have lurched from one crisis to the next. The latest: canceling the contract with the teachers' union. Just about everyone worries that there's no long-term fix in sight.
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Vikings' Adrian Peterson Pleads No Contest In Child Abuse Case

The star running back avoided jail time after being indicted in September for using a wooden switch to punish his 4-year-old son. The case reignited the debate over corporal punishment in the U.S.
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Detainee Held In Afghanistan Makes U.S. Appearance In Terrorism Trial

Irek Hamidullan, a Russian Taliban member, is the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a federal court.
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Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help

NPR is planning our holiday food coverage, and we want to know what you would find useful. What sorts of tips and tricks are you looking for? Fill out our survey and let us know.
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Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is in a tight contest with House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican. Turnout for third-party candidate Sean Haugh, a pizza delivery man, could also influence the outcome.
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Rats! New York City's Population Might Be Seriously Overestimated

If one urban legend is to be believed, there are as many rats as people — 8 million. Statistician Jonathan Auerbach decided to test that idea.
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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.
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Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.
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It's Election Day: Here Are 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

Thirty-six Senate seats and 36 governor's chairs are in play today. And if forecasts are right, it could be a long time before we find out what it all means.
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The Election Day Ebola Quiz: Match The Politician And The Quote

It seems that every politician has an opinion about the virus. Do you know which public figure made which statement?

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