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Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Thinks Local At DNC

The Democratic convention has put a spotlight on national politics. But for the nation's mayors, all politics is local. Host Michel Martin speaks with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He talks about the challenges facing American cities.
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Democrats Pulling No Punches At GOP Rivals

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Tuesday with speeches from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama. Host Michel Martin discusses how the opening night might have been received by women and Latino voters. She checks in with Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette.
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The Odd Couple: What Clinton Adds For Obama

Once political enemies, President Obama and Bill Clinton have established a partnership that's becoming a cornerstone of the Obama campaign. Clinton exemplifies perhaps the most crucial political gift that Obama seems to lack.

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Nearly 18 Million U.S. Households Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year

There was a slight increase in the number of households where lack of money or other resources made getting food difficult at times.
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Bill Clinton, Politics' Comeback Kid, Rides Again At The DNC

The former president, who will speak tonight in North Carolina, has played a role in every Democratic National Convention since 1972. Reviewing Clinton's exploits at the past 10 annual confabs offers a set of milestones for his entire career — and recaps 40 years of convention history.

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Doolittle Doesn't Want To Talk To Stuck Alligator

A Michigan man was mowing his lawn when he noticed an alligator was stuck in a window well of his house. An animal rescue employee finally helped. But for a while, authorities didn't believe the man's story because of his name: Terry Doolittle. Not unlike Dr. Doolittle, the fictional character who talks to animals.
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Ready For Some Football? NFL Season To Begin

The NFL's regular season gets underway with the New York Giants battling the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday night. David Greene talks to former NFL quarterback Joe Theisman for a preview of the season.
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Obama Needs Minority Voters On His Side

Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, speaker after speaker made the case that voters should give President Obama four more years. Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal tells Steve Inskeep that to get that chance; the president will need to win 80 percent of minority voters.
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Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper To Address DNC Delegates

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is considered a rising stary in the Democratic Party. He will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time Wednesday night. So far, the former Denver mayor and brew pub owner has rebuffed speculation that he has national political aspirations.

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