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Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Bomb N.Y. Federal Reserve

The FBI says a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man came to the U.S. in January "for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil." He made contact with people he thought were al-Qaida operatives, but one of those individuals was an FBI source.
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Test Your Food IQ: Do We Need More Farms To Grow Fruits And Veggies For All?

We may be able to grow enough fruits and vegetables on land we already have if we're smart about how we do it, says World Wildlife Foundation expert Jason Clay. Take the James Beard Foundation's food quiz to see just how literate you are on this and other agriculture matters.
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Livestrong CEO: 'We're Proud' Lance Armstrong Founded Organization

"He's our founder. He's been the inspiration for our work for so many years," Doug Ulman tells All Things Considered host Melissa Block. "The work that he started ... is incredibly meaningful to millions and millions of people."
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Ballot Measures Put Hot-Button Issues To A Vote

In many states, the tight presidential race isn't the only thing on people's minds: Ballot measures are putting some controversial social and political issues up for popular vote. Same-sex marriage and the death penalty are just two of the measures voters will weigh in on come election day.
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What's For Dinner? Fueling A Presidential Debate

Both candidates fueled up on potatoes and meat last night as they prepared for the debate at separate Marriotts near Hofstra University. But did what they choose to eat help their performance? We asked an expert to weigh in.
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Living Under The Gun

Kiese Laymon is now a university English professor. But his path to the halls of Vassar College was marred by the reality and threat of gun violence. Host Michel Martin talks with Laymon about some of the hard-won wisdom he shares in his essay, "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance."
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Speechwriters Size Up Round 2

The stakes were high for both candidates as President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in their second debate Tuesday night. Host Michel Martin speaks with two former speechwriters: Paul Orzulak, who helped Vice President Joe Biden prepare for his debate, and columnist Mary Kate Cary who worked with the George H.W. Bush administration.
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June Trial For George Zimmerman, Accused In Trayvon Martin Death

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of the African-American teenager. The killing ignited another discussion about race relations in America. Lawyers expect the trial will last about three weeks. Zimmerman says he acted in self defense.
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Birth Control Pills For Squirrels?

Parts of the country report a boom in the squirrel population. Vermont apple growers report squirrels can strip a tree of half its apples in hours.This adds urgency to the work of South Carolina researchers, who are experimenting with feeding squirrels birth control pills.

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