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Foreign Policy Debate: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

As the presidential candidates prepare for Monday night's foreign policy debate, they'll probably think about Iran, Israeli-Palestinian talks and China. Each case would require a balance of alliance-building and tough talk. But how much of what the candidates say will they actually pursue if elected?
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McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency

Former Sen. George McGovern died Sunday morning. He was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in 1972, a textbook case of how not to run for the White House. Even so, as a proud liberal, McGovern was an inspiration to many political figures. He was 90.
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McGovern's Candidacy Inspired New Wave Of Voters

The liberal senator from conservative South Dakota lost the 1972 presidential race to Richard Nixon by a landslide, carrying only Massachusetts. But his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War were embraced by a new generation of voters. McGovern died on Sunday. He was 90 years old.

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Working It: Living Between Hope And Hardship

Most of us know someone who's had a hard time finding or keeping a job over the past few years. It's an experience that often leaves people feeling defeated and demoralized. In Weekend Edition Sunday's Working It series, hear audio portraits of people whose daily lives are filled with uncertainty.
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Sen. George McGovern Dies

Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.
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Despite Protest, College Plans To Slaughter, Serve Farm's Beloved Oxen

A Vermont college's decision to slaughter two oxen after one suffered an injury has sparked some serious debate. The college cited sustainability as one of its reasons, but some students and animal rights advocates say it's just not right to serve Bill and Lou for dinner.
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Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots

Both the Romney and Obama campaigns agreed to a laundry list of rules for the debates. That "Memorandum of Understanding" is 21 pages long and covers everything from air conditioning to props. Whether the candidates obey the rules is another story.
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For Return Of Stolen Items, N.Y. Hotel Offers Amnesty

Did one of those little demitasse spoons somehow end up in your purse when you returned home from the Waldorf Astoria? Conscience getting the best of you? Not to worry: the hotel is offering an "amnesty program" for the return of hotel property, and they hope there'll be some interesting stories of hotel lore in return. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin speaks with the Waldorf's director of sales and marketing Matt Zolbe.

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