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Shriveled Mich. Apple Harvest Means Fewer Jobs, Tough Year Ahead

After a mild winter and a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple harvest was decimated. Less fruit means fewer picking jobs. It also means little to no income from apples in storage that growers rely on to get them through to next year's harvest.
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Family Of Man Behind Anti-Islam Video Flees Home

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who news outlets describe as an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian, left before his wife and children.
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Chicago's Mayor Emanuel Asks Court To Order Teachers Back To School

The city argues that the strike is prohibited by state law. Teachers want more time to consider a tentative contract. One of the key issues concerns an evaluation system that bases much of teachers' pay on students' standardized test scores.
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Astronauts Return From Space Station, As An American Takes Command

U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is now in command of the International Space Station, after receiving control of the facility this weekend. Three departing astronauts whose capsule left the station early Monday landed safely three and a half hours later.
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Weighing Politics At Work, Wife's Dementia At Home

Rushern Baker serves as County Executive for Prince George's County in Maryland. But two years ago, his role as a public official was transformed when his wife was diagnosed with early onset dementia. He speaks with host Michel Martin about caring for his wife and meeting his responsibilities as a public official.
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A Year On, What Did 'Occupy' Accomplish?

The Occupy Wall Street movement marks its first anniversary this week. Its supporters argue that it elevated the issue of economic inequality, but others say it made more noise than change. Host Michel Martin discusses the movement with author Debra Dickerson, who is still participating in protests and writes about them for Slate.com.
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Is The 'Fiscal Cliff' As Bad As It Sounds?

Large cuts to the budget will take effect in January if Congress doesn't agree on a spending and tax plan. The White House has said it'll work with lawmakers to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," but experts predict a long budget battle. Host Michel Martin speaks with economics reporter Sudeep Reddy and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.

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