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The Burn Of Unemployment Still Stings New Hampshire

Both presidential candidates were in New Hampshire Friday. Even though the state has weathered the recession relatively well, you might not know it from talking to voters. Josh Rogers of New Hampshire Public Radio reports.
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Some Ga. Schools Make Mandarin Mandatory

Among the many sea changes enacted in one struggling school district is a mandate no one expected. All students, of all grade levels, are being enrolled in Chinese language classes. The superintendent says being familiar with Asian culture is crucial to students' future success.
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Forget The Heels: What It Takes To Be Miss Navajo

Think moccasins, turquoise jewelry and sheep butchering. The competition tests Miss Navajo hopefuls on their knowledge of traditions and language, connecting them with a heritage many of their parents were removed from. "It's an essence of who you are ... who your community is," one contestant says.
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As Election Nears, Keeping Donors A Secret Is Trickier

Some of the groups paying for ads haven't had to disclose where their money comes from — until now. For certain types of ads, that legal window has closed. Now, keeping donors under wraps is a riskier business.
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Wikipedia Irks Philip Roth With Reluctance To Edit Entry About His Novel

Wikpedia has had to deal with accusations that its entries were edited too easily. But this week, the online encyclopedia is dealing with charges that its entries are too tough to edit — and the accuser is author Philip Roth, who wanted to correct a mistake about his novel The Human Stain.
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Armless Archer Matt Stutzman Describes How He Shoots A Bow — And Wins Medals

American Paralympian Matt Stutzman won the silver medal in archery this week, a feat he accomplished despite being born without arms. In the men's compound open final, he was narrowly beaten by Finland's Jere Forsberg, who has the use of both arms.
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Suspensions Of New Orleans Football Players Lifted

Robert Siegel talks with Mike Pesca about Friday's ruling that went against the NFL in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. An arbitration panel overturned the league's suspension of four players, while leaving the suspension of coaches intact.
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Beard-Cutting Trial Focuses New Attention On Amish

A curious legal case is playing out in a Cleveland courtroom. Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group are charged with attacking spiritual transgressors by cutting off their beards. The trial has brought international news coverage to the Amish --- a reclusive population better known as a quaint tourist attraction. So far testimony has mixed allegations of sex and interstate crime, with the religious significance of facial hair.
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Russia Talk Throws DNC And RNC Back To Cold War

Robert Siegel speaks with Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs magazine, about Russia. Speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions brought up America's relations with the country.

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