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Sen. George McGovern Dies

Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.
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Despite Protest, College Plans To Slaughter, Serve Farm's Beloved Oxen

A Vermont college's decision to slaughter two oxen after one suffered an injury has sparked some serious debate. The college cited sustainability as one of its reasons, but some students and animal rights advocates say it's just not right to serve Bill and Lou for dinner.
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Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots

Both the Romney and Obama campaigns agreed to a laundry list of rules for the debates. That "Memorandum of Understanding" is 21 pages long and covers everything from air conditioning to props. Whether the candidates obey the rules is another story.
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For Return Of Stolen Items, N.Y. Hotel Offers Amnesty

Did one of those little demitasse spoons somehow end up in your purse when you returned home from the Waldorf Astoria? Conscience getting the best of you? Not to worry: the hotel is offering an "amnesty program" for the return of hotel property, and they hope there'll be some interesting stories of hotel lore in return. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin speaks with the Waldorf's director of sales and marketing Matt Zolbe.
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The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed

He's legend now, but the man was as odd as his myth. Long-haired, barefoot and nature-loving, John Chapman traveled the Midwest in the early 1800s planting trees and creating orchards for future settlers.
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Tales From The Trail: Who's Undecided And Why?

Host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea, who has just spent two weeks on the campaign trail. Along the way, he met some undecided voters. In swing states, undecided voters are being bombarded by advertising, and Gonyea explains what is keeping them from making up their minds.
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More Americans To Join The Ranks Of Saints

Sunday, Pope Benedict canonizes seven Catholics. Among them are two Americans, putting the total number of Americans among the thousands of officially recognized saints at 12. Host Guy Raz talks about the newly recognized saints with the Rev. James Martin, contributing editor at Catholic magazine America and author of the book My Life With the Saints.
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The Undecided Voter: Just Like The Unicorn?

Not knowing whom you're voting for may just mean you haven't had time to think about it yet. Regardless, one political scientist says, the power of the undecided voter might be a myth, too.

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