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Stage Set For First Presidential Debate In Denver

Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish from Denver to talk about Wednesday's presidential debate and the stakes for the candidates.
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Did Man Who Armed Black Panthers Lead Two Lives?

Richard Aoki, an early member of the Black Panther Party, gave the Panthers their first guns. He was a former soldier, a militant radical and, maybe, an FBI informant.
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'Uncovered' 2007 Obama Video Not That New After All

Fox News and other conservative media outlets claimed to have a scoop on Tuesday they called "Obama's other race speech." The tape that was supposed to turn this election around, however, was documented and reported on in 2007 by the very same news outlets.
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'Bully Creep' Or 'Erudite Takedown?' TV Anchor's Response To Being Called Fat

Millions have now watched Jennifer Livingston accuse a viewer of bullying for an email he sent her about her weight.
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Freshwater Shrimp: Still Not A Midwestern Cash Crop

Some farmers growing shrimp in Midwestern ponds say they do it for love, not money. Despite recent advances in feed and efforts by several states to make shrimp-farming here a viable business, it's still fraught with too much economic risk to attract many growers.
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Battle Continues On Who Can Vote, And How

A Pennsylvania judge Tuesday blocked the state from moving forward with changes to its voter ID law until after the presidential election. This news comes just days after some suspicious voter registration activity in states like Florida, North Carolina and Nevada. Host Michel Martin discusses voter issues across the country with two reporters.
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Should TV Stations Refuse To Air Political Ads That Make False Claims?

The nonpartisan group Free Press is calling on stations to do just that. At the very least, the group says, stations should fact check more. A new study by the group found that stations almost never reject third-party and superPAC ads — and few of them were engaging in serious fact checking.
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OMG! A Deb8! What Young People Really Want To Ask Obama And Romney

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With young people among the hardest hit by the down economy, NPR wondered what millennials want from tonight's debate. The head of a group of college Republicans poses theoretical questions for President Obama. The president of a chapter of college Democrats fashions questions for Mitt Romney.

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