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Romney's Business Skills Evident In His Strong Debating Style

Mitt Romney's style during the GOP debates and the first presidential debate was fact-filled and assertive, as he tried to demonstrate his mastery of data. Expect more of that Tuesday night. It's a style consistent with someone who's made a lot of corporate boardroom pitches.
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The Not-So-Great Communicator: Is Obama Overrated As A Speaker?

Since becoming president, Obama's rhetorical triumphs have been just that: moving speeches delivered on ceremonial occasions. When it comes to policy and attempts to move public opinion, the silver-tongued Obama has largely been absent.
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Which Polls To Believe As Election Nears?

A poll out from ABC News and The Washington Post on Monday, shows President Obama with a slight edge over GOP nominee Mitt Romney. As the candidates head into Tuesday night's debate, host Michel Martin gets the latest on election news from Republican strategist Ron Christie and Corey Ealons, a former Obama White House advisor.
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Chicano Activist Sees Dream Live On In Her Sons

Rosie Castro was a Mexican-American civil rights activist during the 1970s. She passed down her passion for change to her children: Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosie Castro speaks with host Michel Martin about the Chicano movement and raising her twin sons.
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Finding Documents After Years Living Under Radar

More than 100,000 undocumented young people have applied for deferred action, hoping to get a reprieve from the threat of deportation. But after years of living under the radar, many are having trouble finding documents to prove their eligibility. Host Michel Martin talks with Chung-wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition.
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Daughter's Death Pushes Mom To Fight Dating Abuse

Sharon Love's daughter Yeardley was a college student and an athlete when she was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend in 2010. Since then, Love has started a foundation to speak out and raise awareness about dating violence. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her work and how she's coping with the loss of her daughter.
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A Nose Tuned In To Bitter May Help Stave Off Sinus Infection

When bitter taste receptors found in the noses of supertasters were exposed to a bacterial chemical, they started fighting it off, while the receptors of others with normal taste perceptions did not detect the chemical's presence.
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A Fighter To The End, Arlen Specter Seemed To Thrive On Controversy

Over the course of three decades in the Senate, Specter's vote could be one of the hardest to get, and often the vote that made the difference. He died Sunday at the age of 82.
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Iowa Baby's Birth Is One For Number Lovers

Katie Deremiah and Ron Fitzgerald of Des Moines thought it was cool when their son was born on Sept. 10 last year — offering the sequence: 9, 10,11 Now they've had a daughter. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz., was born on Oct. 12 at 13:14 military time. That makes her sequence: 8,9,10,11,12,13, 14.

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