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Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

President Obama is campaigning only where he can help — not hurt — Democratic candidates. That isn't very many places. But it does include some governor's races, like in Wisconsin.
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Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

Many national figures in the Republican Party have been trying to give GOP candidates a boost in competitive races — and potentially help their own future presidential ambitions. Renee Montagne checks in with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's been keeping tabs on who's out on the trail.
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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.
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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.
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Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen

Announcing the deal today, the company said it would expand its service and raise the annual fee to $149 for its New York customers. Alta also operates in other large cities.

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Security Beefed Up At Federal Buildings Across U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up security at federal buildings as a precautionary measure after recent attacks in Canada and ongoing threats from the so-called Islamic State.
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In Wisconsin Election, Gov. Scott Walker Fights To Hold On

Melissa Block checks in with Craig Gilbert, political reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about the Wisconsin governor's race between Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke, a Madison school board member.
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Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.
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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
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Giants Are Close To Winning The World Series — But It May Not Be That Easy

The San Francisco Giants need one more win over the Kansas City Royals to clinch their third World Series championship in the past five years. Sounds simple, but history says otherwise.

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