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Obama, Romney On Higher Ed Help: Dueling Visions

Many Americans feel like paying for college seems out of reach. How big is the issue in the presidential campaign? The candidates have offered what boils down to this choice: Either the government spends more to help families pay for college or it spends less to save taxpayers money.
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How A Sleepy Pennsylvania Town Grew Into America's Mushroom Capital

Because of a unique collaboration between Quakers, Italians and Mexicans, half the nation's mushrooms are grown on farms near Kennett Square in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Ways Ohio Could Swing The Election

It's in the Columbus area, particularly the "collar" counties that surround the big university town, where the Ohio race — and, quite possibly the national contest, too — could be decided. And the polls have tightened since the first presidential debate.
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Finding Unexpected Warmth After Coming Out

Thursday is National Coming Out Day. That's when many LGBT people celebrate the day they came out about their sexual orientation, and encourage others. Host Michel Martin hears from one woman, Keli Pia-Miller, who explains the difficulty of coming out, and how it taught her just how much she loved her family — and how much they loved her.
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Who Feels The Scars Of 'Stop And Frisk'?

The New York City council Wednesday held a hearing about blocking the controversial "stop and frisk" policy. That allows police to stop, search, and question people suspected of carrying weapons or drugs. It's also the subject of a New York Times short film. Host Michel Martin speaks with a producer and a young man featured in the film.
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Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Vice presidential debates are often quickly forgotten, but tonight's matchup — featuring what one pundit calls "probably two of the most substantive vice presidential candidates we've ever had" — will likely be widely watched. Both men are steeped in policy but offer big contrasts in styles.

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Beep If You Understand Veep Buzzwords

The vice presidential debate is bound to feature lots of budget buzzwords. They may be shorthand for policies that could have huge impacts on taxpayers and the annual $1 trillion budget deficit.
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Why Foods Go Together Like 'Rama Lama Lama, Ke Ding A De Dinga Dong'

Red meat and red wine are the yin and yang of the food world. They're opposites, scientifically speaking. That's why they and other common combos make such a great pair.

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