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Anti-Islam Film May Be Connected To Libya Attack

An anti-Muslim film is being blamed for eruptions of violence in the Middle East, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four people. The film's producer has disappeared. His identity as well as the film's financing and promotion are shrouded in secrecy.
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Portland, Ore., Becomes Latest Fluoride Battleground

Portland, Ore., is the largest American city not to add fluoride to its drinking water. Activists have been vocal, for and against a proposal to change that. The science shows that fears of side effects from small amounts of fluoride to protect teeth are unfounded.
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Head Of Chicago Teachers Union Rose The Ranks

At the center of the Chicago teachers' strike are Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of the teachers' union, Karen Lewis. To learn more about Lewis and the relationship between the teachers' union and the mayor's office, Audie Cornish talks to Joel Hood, education reporter at the Chicago Tribune.
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U.S. Sends Marines To Libya After Consulate Attack

The attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya killed four American diplomats, including the ambassador. Reaction in Washington, D.C., to the attack has focused attention on security for American envoys abroad.
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Romney Criticizes Obama's Response To Libya Attack

In a Rose Garden address Wednesday, President Obama condemned the killing of four American diplomats. But even before that statement, his Republican challenger Mitt Romney held a news conference of his own, in which he accused the administration of trying to appease Islamic extremists.
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Clinton: Libya Attack Was By 'Small, Savage Group'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Wednesday morning about the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, after an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. We hear some of her remarks.
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Same-Sex Marriage Finds New Support In NFL

Melissa Block speaks with Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo their support of same-sex marriage.
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Facebook Could Be Powerful Tool In Targeting Voters

A Facebook message, distributed during the 2010 United States congressional elections, influenced the voting behavior of millions of recipients and their friends. New research in the journal Nature highlights the potential of online social networks for shaping real-world behavior on a massive scale. Melissa Block talks to Shankar Vedantam.
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New Politics Emerge In Aurora, Colo., After Shooting

The deadly movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., is starting to play out in two tight congressional races in that battleground state. The shootings left twelve dead and injured 58 more. In the weeks since, the two Democratic candidates running in districts in and around Aurora have called for stricter gun laws. But conservatives have accused them of trying to politicize the tragedy.
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Sharp Differences Dull U.S. Influence On Euro Crisis

The ongoing European debt crisis is expected to pose major challenges to the next U.S. administration.

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