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Could 2012 Be The Year Of The Asian Voter?

Asian-Americans make up the fastest-growing segment of the population, notably in key swing states including Virginia, Nevada and Florida. What's more, they're often independent voters — and the way they swing could have a big effect on the presidential election.
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Waiting For A Sign: Mars Rover To Land On Its Own

Here's the plan: The Mars Science Laboratory, nicknamed Curiosity, will land gently on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PT Sunday. The rover's entry, descent and landing will last for seven minutes. But the first signals about how that all went won't reach Earth until about seven minutes after it's over.
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Seven Dead In Shooting At Sikh Temple In Wisconsin

The attack at a temple in a Milwaukee suburb is being investigated as a "domestic terrorist-type incident," police say.
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A Democrat's View: Why Women Should Vote For Obama

Women will be a key voting group in this tight presidential election. This weekend, the Obama campaign is hosting two summits for women voters in Florida. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman for the Democratic National Committee and Congresswoman for Florida's 20th District, about the issues at hand.
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How This Mission To Mars Is Different From Others

NPR's Joe Palca will be at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to monitor the Mars mission landing Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. PDT. Palca talks with guest host Linda Wertheimer about the Mars landing and purpose of the mission.
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Park Known For FDR Home Short On Visitors

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's family began vacationing on Campobello Island, in the Bay of Fundy, in the early 1880s. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park used to attract around 150,000 visitors a year, including tours of FDR's home. Maine Public Radio's Jay Field reports it's still trying to recover from economic hard times, while attracting new visitors.
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Kansas GOP Campaigns To Exile Moderates

Moderate Republicans have come under attack in primaries across the country this year, but the split in the GOP is perhaps older and sharper in Kansas — and it comes to a head Tuesday. "Bridges have been burned," says one candidate. "Everybody is all-in this election."
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A Peek Into The Republican Economic Tool Kit

Weekend Edition Sunday is beginning a series of conversations with economists, asking them to explain their positions and what they think ought to be done to improve the economy. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to Greg Mankiw, former chairman of the Council of Economic advisers under President George W. Bush. He's also an informal adviser to the Romney campaign.

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