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Do Democrats Have A Gender Gap Problem?

Among women, Latinos and African-Americans, President Obama leads GOP nominee Mitt Romney. But the presidential election is a dead heat. Some say that's because the Democratic Party is struggling to get the support of white men. Host Michel Martin speaks with Delaware Governor Jack Markell about what the party can do to narrow that gender gap.
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Join The Conversation, With Tell Me More On Twitter

Tell Me More will host a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10th. Host Michel Martin will discuss the roles of teachers, parents, government, business --- and of course, social media. To do that, we want to start the conversation now with listeners via Twitter. Join Tell Me More on Twitter today by using #npredchat.
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What The Democrats' Do-Over Really Says About Party Platforms

Democrats had to make some hasty and awkward changes to their 2012 platform. The GOP platform passed smoothly but contains some controversial language. Important as it is to set down in writing what a political party believes in, it has become increasingly verboten to talk about it too publicly. There are two big reasons why.

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Alaska Zoo Holds Election For Honorary President

Alaska does not have a candidate for vice president this election year, but Alaskans still have a vote. They can choose between a grey wolf and a polar bear for honorary president. People vote by paying $1 which benefits the zoo.
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Campaign Uses Convention To Spread Obama's Vision

Steve Inskeep talks to Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager of the Obama Campaign, about preparations for the fall presidential campaign and how the state of the economy will affect the debate.
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L.A.'s Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries Halted For Now

Thursday was supposed to mark the end of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles. But a petition drive and legal challenges have stymied the city in its effort to shut down the hundreds of pot shops within its borders.
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Mass. Prison Reviews Court's Transgender Ruling

Massachusetts Prison officials say they are still going over a federal court decision ordering them to provide sex change surgery to a prison inmate. Critics are urging officials to appeal what they call an "outrageous abuse of taxpayer funds." The decision reflects a national trend of treating gender identity disorder as a legitimate medical condition deserving treatment like any other.

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