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Romney Pitches National Security, Foreign Policy Plan

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney marked the anniversary of Sept. 11 with a speech to the National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nev. Melissa Block talks to Ari Shapiro.
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Chicago Teachers' Strike Forces Obama To Steer Carefully Between Two Allies

The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.
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How Oregon's Prized Pinot Noir Grapes Will Take The Heat Of Climate Change

Warming temperatures are forcing Oregon winemakers to rethink Pinot Noir, a picky but popular grape. But there is another problem with climate change — what if it gets colder instead of warmer?
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Subdued Reflection On Sept. 11 Anniversary

On the eleventh anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks, NPR's Neal Conan listens to sounds from anniversary events across the country.
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Corporal Punishment In Schools: Does It Work?

Nineteen states have laws that allow corporal punishment in public schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline. Critics argue paddling does not stop bad behavior, while supporters say paddling teaches discipline and respect. StateImpact Florida education reporter Sarah Gonzalez outlines the debate.
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Can Counseling Complicate Your Security Clearance?

People seeking government jobs that require security clearance must disclose any therapy they've received over the last seven years — even for sexual assault. Experts say the requirement, known as Question 21, is discouraging people from applying for the jobs — and from seeking help.
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Does Political Mommy Talk Make You Cheer Or Gag?

Both major party presidential campaigns are focusing on family this election season. Some parents relate to the personal stories, but others say the candidates are just pandering. Host Michel Martin takes a look at how family is playing out in this campaign. She checks in with moms Leslie Morgan Steiner, Jolene Ivey, Dani Tucker and Gayle Trotter.
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U.S. Teachers Pay Close Attention To Chicago

Chicago public school students are out of school for a second straight day because of a teachers' strike. But the main sticking point isn't pay. Teachers are fighting a series of reforms that are being implemented in school systems around the country. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chicago Public Radio's Education Reporter Linda Lutton.
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What's The Best Way To Remember And Heal?

It's been 11 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, and that date still resonates with millions of Americans. But host Michel Martin looks at whether annual commemorations of tragic events help or hurt. She speaks with psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell and Civil War historian Kevin Levin, who lost a cousin in the 9/11 attacks.

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