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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
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When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.
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Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.
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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
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The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
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Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.
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Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.
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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.
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Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.

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