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Florida, Microcosm of Nation's Schools

Tell Me More's Twitter Education Forum in Miami is happening Wednesday, October 10th. Ahead of the special program, host Michel Martin speaks with Florida public radio reporter John O'Connor about the education issues he's been covering. He talks about charter schools and his investigation into K12, the nation's largest online school.
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30 Years In Jail — At A Minimum — For Seemingly Unrepentant Sandusky

The convicted child molester was at the center of a scandal that rocked Penn State University. A recording attributed to him was posted online Monday. The voice repeats what Sandusky has said all along — that he's innocent — and tries to shift blame.

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Is The V.P. Debate A Sideshow Or Something More?

In the past 35 years, there have been memorable moments in vice presidential debates, none greater than Lloyd Bentsen's "You're no Jack Kennedy" jab at Dan Quayle. But do they affect the election results?
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Sandusky Could Receive Up To 373 Years In Prison

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. But first he faces a hearing to determine if he's a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law.
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Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

Traditional baseball autographs are getting an upgrade thanks to a new startup. For around $50, fans can get an autographed digital picture, a handwritten note and a personalized audio message from major leaguers. The company has signed up about 130 players so far.
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Plucky Former Poultry Farmer Goes Wild For Gators

Georgia is well known for its agricultural products, such as peaches, peanuts and chickens. Now, in the tiny town of Camilla, one farm is turning out an unusual item that's in big demand in Europe's high-fashion industry: alligators.
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In Pumpkin Regatta, It's Toothy Grins All Around

The typical jack-o'-lanterns that don front stoops this time of year pale in comparison to their multihundred-pound brethren: the giant pumpkin. Every year in Damariscotta, Maine, people hollow them out, climb inside and race them.

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