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Debate Round 3: Split Decision Or Knock Out?

The presidential candidates squared off in their final debate on Monday, sparring over foreign policy and national security. Host Michel Martin discusses the debate with speechwriters Mary Kate Cary, who has worked with Republicans, and Paul Orzulak, who has worked with Democrats.
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Restraint And Seclusion: Discipline Gone Too Far?

At some schools, unruly children are physically restrained or isolated in so-called seclusion rooms. Critics like investigative journalist Bill Lichtenstein say the methods are often abusive and must stop. He wrote about his own daughter's experience in an opinion piece for The New York Times. He talks with host Michel Martin.
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Twitter "Saturday School" For Teachers

Every Saturday morning, nearly 200 educators join the online conversation #satchat. They say Twitter lets them instantly discuss issues like bullying, teacher recruitment and social media with colleagues outside their districts. Host Michel Martin talks with #satchat co-founder and New Jersey public school administrator Scott Rocco.
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Maryland To Vote On Its Own Dream Act

Maryland voters will decide in November whether to uphold a law allowing young undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. Opponents say the law will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and make the state a magnet for illegal immigrants. Supporters point to a new study that says the state will benefit from a more educated population.
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Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?

The answer dates back to the 19th century and involves buggies, the Sabbath and farming.
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Media Circus: Tone Trumps Content In Final Debate

The final presidential debate left many viewers scratching their heads. It's not that the candidates invoked unimportant issues. It's not that the two held so elevated a conversation mere mortals could not understand. It's that they were debating almost entirely in tone rather than content.
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Transcript And Audio: Third Presidential Debate

Transcript of the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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Arlington Cemetery's Grave Sites Now Searchable Online

After coming under intense criticism for unmarked graves, misplaced records and mishandling of some remains, the cemetery has created a database of 259,978 grave sites, niches and markers. The hope is that family members and the public will use the data.

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For Ex-Felons, Limited Rights Mean A Future On Hold

Like many other former felons in Florida, Vikki Hankins has spent years trying to regain civil rights like the right to vote or serve on a jury. And while she dreams of going to law school, she will be unable to sit for the bar or practice law unless her rights are restored.

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