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Chicago Teachers May Strike, Teach Political Lesson

If 25,000 teachers walk out in President Obama's home turf Monday, it could present problems for his re-election campaign. The teachers union is at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who touted his plans for change at the Democratic National Convention.
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GOP Has Rare Shot At Winning House Seat In Mass.

The last time Republicans held the spot was in 1997. Richard Tisei might be their answer for taking it back. The openly gay candidate is getting a boost from a family scandal surrounding the incumbent Democrat, Rep. John Tierney.
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VFW Posts Become Refuge For Women, Too

Membership of Veterans of Foreign Wars has been dropping off as World War II vets pass away. But with more female soldiers returning from overseas, small-town posts have new hope.
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At 42, Detroit Lions Kicker Earns Admiration

As the NFL regular season opens this weekend, place-kicker Jason Hanson is preparing for his 21st consecutive season with the Detroit Lions. That's a record in the league — no small feat in an industry where a missed kick can cost you your career.
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Words Wealthy Democratic Donors Should Get Used To: 'It's Me, Rahm'

Now that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in charge of raising really big dollars for a superPAC that supports President Obama, wealthy Democrats all over the country may be eyeing their phones nervously. Sources tell NPR that Emanuel will be pushing for donations of $10 million and more.
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Split Polls In Iowa Boost State's Importance

President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney headed for the politically important states of Iowa and New Hampshire Friday. With the political conventions over and the jobs numbers out, Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon checks in with voters in the swing state of Iowa to see how they're feeling about the candidates.
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Gamblers Win Big In Atlantic City With Unshuffled Decks

Recent cases of unshuffled cards at casino tables in Atlantic City, N.J., have led to legal disputes over jackpot winnings. Host Scott Simon talks with The Press of Atlantic City reporter Hoa Nguyen about how unshuffled card decks led to big payouts.
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Labor Report Has Romney And Obama On Down Note

After the conventions, the presidential candidates are back to wooing voters on a smaller stage. Both President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney traveled to New Hampshire and Iowa Friday. As NPR's Scott Horsley reports, both of their messages were colored by some bad news on the jobs' front.

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