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For Families Of Medicare Recipients, Insurance Choices Are Tricky

When a relative signs up for Medicare, it is often perplexing — and unnerving — for the rest of the family who may have grown used to cushy employer-sponsored coverage.
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Baseball's Wild-Card Winners Advance In Playoffs

Major League Baseball finished its first weekend of divisional play. A couple of teams have already been eliminated thanks to baseball's new single-elimination, wild-card round.
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Presidential Politics: Does Likeability Matter?

When evaluating our presidential candidates, it's a common cliché that the most likable candidate always wins. A "likeability" metric might not matter as much as you think. Voters, says one political scientist, actually decide on the basis of who they think is going to do the best job.
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As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Simpson Bowles Reemerges

"Simpson Bowles," the name of the much-touted plan to rein in the national debt, rang out repeatedly during Wednesday's presidential debate. Host Rachel Martin speaks with former Sen. Alan Simpson and former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, to see what they make of the candidates' plans for spending cuts and tax reforms.
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Pinball Wizards At Home In Colo. Mountain Town

Pinball machines are alive and well in a small mountain town in Colorado, giving a new generation a taste of the past. NPR's Ahmad Shafi has the story.
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After Years-Long Battles, Terrorism Suspects In U.S.

Britain has extradited five terrorism suspects to the U.S., including radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports they appeared in federal courts Saturday in New York and Connecticut.
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"Live Free Or Die" Ethos Present In N.H. Politics

New Hampshire's four uncommitted electoral votes could tip the presidential election. In our series of conversations focused on swing states, host Rachel Martin talks with New Hampshire Union Leader editorial page editor Andrew Cline about the issues that matter to voters in the Granite State.
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Comparing Greatness In Sports

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about baseball playoffs and a big record that will be passed in football.
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Thousands Hold Fast To Tradition Of Oral Storytelling

Nearly 10,000 people have gathered this weekend for the National Storytelling Festival in northeast Tennessee to hear professional tellers weave some good yarns. Missy Shelton reports.

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