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Meadmaker Bottles A Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa

A new generation of meadmakers are producing a drier, more drinkable product than old-style meads. Companies like Maine Mead Works are also tapping mead's potential to make creative use of local ingredients, like berries and lavender.
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Two Plans For Fixing The Economy, But Few Details

Neither President Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney has offered many specifics on how to fix the economy. But economists say that, based on what we do know, the candidates offer very different visions for spurring growth.
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Who Killed Messy Mya? High-Profile New Orleans Murder Trial Halted

The victim, killed in 2012, was a local celebrity of sorts in New Orleans. But the trial of his accused killer was stopped after a court employee spoke up to say there was a video of the murder. But where is that video? No one knows yet.
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Ted Strickland Not Ready To Hand Ohio To Romney

A new Washington Post poll shows President Obama inching ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio. The state swapped political allegiances in the past — going for President Obama in 2008, then going for a GOP governor in 2010. Former Governor Ted Strickland lost that race and is now a surrogate for the president. He joins guest host Celeste Headlee.
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Kenneth Blackwell: Time To Call The Foot Soldiers

Kenneth Blackwell has a long history in Ohio politics. He was the Republican mayor of Cincinnati, and later Ohio's Secretary of State, and now he's a fellow at the Family Research Council. Guest host Celeste Headlee continues the discussion on Ohio politics with Kenneth Blackwell.
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Peanut Butter Recall Widens To Other Nut Butters After Salmonella Outbreak

Twenty-nine people in about 18 states have reported becoming sick from a rare strain of Salmonella associated with the peanut butter so far. Peanut butter supplier Sunland, Inc.'s expanded recall is a reminder that our food system depends on just a handful of companies.
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Cartoonists Weigh In On The Cartoon Controversy

They support the right of a French magazine to publish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. But they say cartoonists must consider the possible consequences in a highly charged climate.
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Obama: No Video Justifies Attack On Embassy

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, President Obama told world leaders that there is no place for violence and intolerance. He has been struggling to contain widespread anger in the Muslim world sparked in part by an anti-Islam video. Is he making headway?

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