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Can U.S. Still Lead In Economic And 'Soft' Power?

When the presidential candidates hold their final debate Monday night, this one on foreign policy, they'll likely be asked to define their vision of America's role in the world. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that role may shift back to economic and cultural leadership, scholars say.
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Going Beyond The Pink To Talk Breast Cancer

Magazine ads, restaurants, and even football teams go pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But beyond the paraphernalia, real women are dealing with the day in, day out struggle of the illness. Host Michel Martin speaks with three women — both current and former breast cancer patients — about their challenges, hopes and advice.
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Childhood Memories Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

It's been 50 years since the Cuban missile crisis had the U.S. on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But the chaos and fear of those days are still alive in the memories of those who lived through it. Host Michel Martin talks with two Cuban-American women. One lived in Miami, and the other in Cuba during the conflict.
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The Foreign Policy Debate: What To Expect

Neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney spends much time talking about international affairs on the campaign trail. Yet foreign policy, the subject of tonight's debate, can often define a presidency.
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I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen: What Does Your Desktop Say About You?

Photographer Meggan Gould explores an obsession with computer screen backdrop images. What does your desktop say about you?
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Foreign Policy Takes Center Stage In Final Debate

The presidential candidates meet Monday night for the final debate of this presidential election. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will be in Boca Raton, Fla. The event will focus on foreign policy, which was never expected to rival the economy as a major issue in this campaign. But foreign policy has played a bigger role than anticipated in recent weeks.
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McGovern, From WWII Pilot To Embattled Candidate

Former Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic nominee for president 40 years ago this fall, has died at age 90, with his family gathered near him in South Dakota.

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