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Evangelical Leader Suggests It's Time To Collaborate

The election has also triggered some soul searching among evangelical Christian voters. Now, one of the movement's top leaders says it's time to stop the war rhetoric and start reaching out for compromise. Host Rachel Martin talks with Jim Daly, the president and CEO of Focus on the Family, about the post-election direction of the conservative evangelical movement.
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An Evolutionary Explanation For The Fiscal Cliff

Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about the psychology behind the fiscal cliff negotiations. Vedantam says humans evolved as short-term thinkers, which makes dealing with the long-term problem of the national debt particularly difficult.
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What's The Beef With College Football Rankings

College football bowl season is just around the corner, and with it comes the seemingly perennial controversy around the bowl game selection process. Rachel Martin and NPR's Mike Pesca discuss the vagaries of the Bowl Championship Series ranking system, and why you can't just blame it on computers.
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GOP Governors Say Party Lost On Strategy, Not Issues

Republican governors met last week in Las Vegas to talk about the results of the U.S. election and the path ahead for their party. Many of the governors are standing by their positions on major issues, however, saying the main thing they need to change is their tone.
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'It Takes Generations': Sen. Boxer On The Gender Gap

Barbara Boxer was elected to the Senate in the "Year of the Woman," 1992, after serving 10 years in the House. As Congress enters a landmark term with more women than ever, she says there's still a long way to go before there are as many of them as men on the floor. But wait a minute, Boxer says, let's put that in perspective.
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Staten Island Relief Efforts Are A Community Affair

Unaffiliated with larger organizations, volunteers are taking charge in areas badly hit by Superstorm Sandy. The operations are backed by the kindness of strangers, some of whom have traveled from other states to help. They say they have come to do "everything you would want your neighbors to do for you."
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How Do Public Officials Bounce Back After Scandal?

CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation after admitting an affair has been at the top of the news all week. Regardless of professional accolades, it's often a long road to recovery from such a public downfall, says Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who himself resigned after a prostitution scandal.
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Heidi: The Little Girl Who Changed Football Forever

On Nov. 17, 1968, the New York Jets had taken a two-point lead over the Oakland Raiders with 50 seconds left on the clock. But before the final whistle blew, the stadium faded out and the Swiss Alps faded in for fans watching the game in their living rooms.

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