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Wednesday Political Mix: Post-Vote Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

A big reelection win for moderate Republican Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey, and Tea Party loss in Virginia governor's race raise morning-after questions about the path forward for the GOP.
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The Tech Team Podcast, Episode 1: Kids And Technology

If you missed any of our kids and technology coverage last week, now you can listen to all the stories in one podcast.
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Soaring Personnel Costs Threaten Readiness, Hagel Warns

In an interview, the Pentagon chief says adjustments need to be made soon so that spending on health care, retirement benefits and related programs don't leave the nation with "a military that's heavily compensated, but probably a force that's not capable and not ready."
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Why Are Thousands Of Weddings Planned For Next Tuesday?

An annual survey for David's Bridal estimates more than 3,000 weddings are planned for next Tuesday. The exact date: 11-12-13.
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Secret Persuasion: How Big Campaign Donors Stay Anonymous

Tax-exempt social welfare groups have become the vehicle of choice for big political contributions. NPR, in partnership with the Center for Responsive Politics, traces the money moving through a Washington, D.C., group, and the law that makes this activity possible.
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Google's Barge Provokes Wild Expectations

A mysterious barge stacked with shipping containers is docked at a pier on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. It's owned by Google but Google isn't revealing the reason the barge is there. The barge has captured the imagination of people around the globe.
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Christie, McAuliffe, De Blasio Win Election Day Races

In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie coasted to re-election as governor on Tuesday. In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe prevailed in the governor's race, although by a smaller margin than most pre-election polls had indicated. In New York City, voters elected their first democratic mayor in 20 years, choosing Bill de Blasio in a landslide.
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Democrats, Republicans Split Election Wins In Virginia, N.J.

In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the state's gubernatorial race. In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie was re-elected.
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Lunch At The Pentagon: Hagel Meets With Military Personnel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel oversees the U.S. military as it moves women to frontline combat. Every month, Hagel has lunch with rank and file members of the armed services to hear what's on their minds. This month, Steve Inskeep sat in on that lunch at the Pentagon.
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NFL To Probe Culture Of Hazing, Harassment

The National Football League is investigating reports of harassment by members of the Miami Dolphins. The team suspended lineman Richie Incognito indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team." That conduct is tied to allegations of continued harassment made by teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team last week.

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