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Continuing To Serve In St. Louis, Mo.

The Mission Continues challenges military veterans to use their knowledge and skills to serve and lead in communities across America.

Political Junkie: Todd Akin And Negative Campaigning

After his comments about rape caused an uproar, Republican Rep. Todd Akin says he's staying in the Missouri Senate race. NPR's Neal Conan and Politico's Charlie Mahtesian discuss the fallout. Politix editor David Mark also joins in for an examination of negative campaign tactics.

Check It Out, Yo: 'Hot Cheetos & Takis,' This Summer's 'Truly Great Jam'

If you haven't heard this infectious rap starring some precocious kids from Minneapolis, here's your chance. But be warned, it may get stuck in your head.

In Ad Battle, Obama Banking On Wind-Power Message In Key Swing States

In Colorado and Iowa, two states considered up for grabs in the presidential race, a battle over alternative energy policy is playing a growing role in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

College-Bound Latino Students At New High

More Latino students are enrolling in college now than ever before, according to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center. But Latinos still lag behind other groups in preparing for and completing college. Guest host Viviana Hurtado discusses the report's findings with Richard Fry of the Pew Hispanic Center and the College Board's Jim Montoya.

Sales Of Existing Homes Rose In July, Another Sign Of Stronger Market

They were up 2.3 percent from June and a healthy 10 percent vs. July 2011. Prices are also on the rise.

Deficit To Be $1.1 Trillion, Unemployment To Stay Above 8 Percent, CBO Says

The nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress has released its latest forecasts on the budget and the economy.

Wildfires Have Burned Nearly 7 Million Acres So Far, Up 6 Percent From Last Year

The number of fires so far this year — 42,745 — is down from the same period in 2011. But blazes have been larger. Many have been fueled by parched conditions in much of the nation.