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Plague Of Crickets Brings Nuisance, Stink To Waco

Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Halvorson, manager of Drug Emporium, about the cricket problems he's having at his business in Waco, Texas, this year. Moist, mild conditions last winter have resulted in something resembling a cricket plague. Member station KWBU assisted with the sound for this story.
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Stakes High For Romney At First Presidential Debate

The presidential candidates meet for the first of three debates on Wednesday. This week, we'll take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate as well as the stakes. We start with a report on Mitt Romney, who got plenty of debate practice during the primary season.
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Supreme Court Weighs Major Human-Rights Case

At issue is whether a group of Nigerians granted political asylum in the U.S. can use the Alien Tort Statute to sue Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell for its alleged practices in Nigeria. The justices sharply questioned both the plaintiffs' attorney as well as Shell's lawyer.
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California Bans 'Gay-To-Straight' Therapy For Minors

California has become the first state in the nation to ban controversial "gay-to-straight" therapy for minors.
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Fight Erupts Over 'Plan B' Access In New York Schools

Students at more than a dozen New York City high schools can now get the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription or a parent's consent. City health officials say they're taking the unusual step to prevent teen pregnancy and that parents can opt out if they wish. Still, many parents expressed outrage after the program was publicized.

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