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It's All Politics, Sept. 13, 2012

In an election that's supposed to be about the economy, tragic deaths overseas push foreign policy onto the political stage in the race between Mitt Romney and President Obama. While Romney seems to have lost the initial battle, questions remain about the administration's Middle East goals.
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What Anti-Islam Film Says About Free Speech And The 'Heckler's Veto'

Google took down the YouTube video blamed for inciting Middle East violence — but only in Libya and Egypt. These days, it's often companies, not governments, making these decisions on behalf of millions of people.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Jew?

A lot of Jewish people identify somewhere between orthodox and atheist. As Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur approach many might come face-to-face with questions about faith and identity. Host Michel Martin talks with Theodore Ross about his book and his journey to answer the question, Am I A Jew?
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Coptic Christians In U.S. Fear 'Terrible' Reaction In Egypt To Muhammad Film

The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.
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End Of Chicago Strike Near, But Questions Remain

As the teachers' strike in Chicago enters its fifth day, a resolution now appears to be close. Nearly 350,000 students could be heading back to class as early as Monday. Even with an end possibly in sight, teachers still remain skeptical about changes coming to Chicago Public Schools.
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Discouraged In Hunt For A Job, Many Stop Looking

The unemployment rate dropped last month, but it's not all good news. Some 844,000 people have given up on finding a job for one reason or another. Some have decided to go back to school to train for a new career, but others have simply become too dejected to keep trying.
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California Online Sales Tax Faces Enforcement Hurdle

Starting Saturday, California shoppers will begin paying sales tax on more online purchases. It's the eighth state to pass a so-called "Amazon tax," named after the mega e-tailer. But most of the sales tax owed will remain uncollected.

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