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Paralympians 'Dream, Drive, Do' In London

The Paralympic Games will wrap up in London this weekend. Athletes with a range of disabilities from over 160 countries have participated in the biggest competition since the Paralympics began in 1960. Host Michel Martin speaks with Team USA Paralympic athlete and wheelchair sprinter Anjali Forber-Pratt.
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Sandra Fluke: Health Access Is An Economic Issue

Sandra Fluke found herself in the center of a media storm earlier this year. She became a political target after she testified in favor of President Obama's policy to require most employers' insurance plans to cover contraception. Fluke spoke at this week's Democratic convention, and talks about it with host Michel Martin.
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What August Job Numbers Mean

The Labor Department reported that the economy added 96,000 jobs in August, far fewer than analysts had predicted. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, an indication that more people moved out of the workforce. Host Michel Martin discusses the latest unemployment numbers with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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Top Speechwriters Grade Conventions

President Obama's acceptance of the Democratic nomination capped two weeks of speeches at the political conventions. Host Michel Martin discusses hits and misses with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush; and Paul Orzulak, former speechwriter for President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
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'Why I'm A Democrat'

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., NPR digital journalists asked delegates, politicians and other attendees to react to the statement: "Why I'm a Democrat." Here are some of those responses.
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Close Read: Obama's Speech And The Jobs Numbers

Hours after President Obama delivered his speech at the Democratic convention, the latest unemployment report provided a reminder of what's at stake. The unemployment rate dropped, but the number of jobs created was below expectations for August. For more on the latest economic data and a close read of Obama's speech, Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne talk with NPR's Ari Shapiro, Julie Rovner and Yuki Noguchi.
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It's All Politics, Sept. 6, 2012

The Republicans and the Democrats have had their say. The bad news: NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin now have to have their say. This week's episode of the "It's All Politics" podcast reviews both conventions, the highs and the lows, and what if anything it all means for November.

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